The world’s first non-contact sleep sensor

S+, the non-contact sleep sensor that helps you sleep better from the very first night. S+ combines a bedside sleep monitor, smartphone app and web-based app to help you track and better understand your sleeping patterns, and then creates personalized feedback and suggestions to help improve your sleep. Using advanced bio-motion technology and rigorous sleep science, S+: Measures your breathing and body movements throughout the night Analyzes light, noise and temperature levels in y...

Study Shows The Prevalence of Diabetes is Vastly Underestimated

According to a study from Monash University, there may be more than 100 million people with diabetes than was previously thought. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in 2015 stated an estimate of the number of people with diabetes to be 415 million. The actual number, however, could be as high as 520 million; diabetes’ prevalence is underestimated by at least 25 percent. Researchers claimed that the organizations on which public health policy makers rely on, including the IDF, ...

Monkeys’ Use of Stone Tools Dates Back Hundreds of Years

    A team from Oxford and the University of São Paulo in Brazil, found the earliest archaeological examples of monkey tool use outside of Africa. The research raises questions as to the origins and spread of tool use in New World monkeys and whether early human behaviour was influenced by observing monkeys using stones as tools. The researchers observed groups of modern capuchins at Serra da Capivara National Park in northeast Brazil, and combined this with archaeological...

Nasa’s Research Agrees To ‘An Orange a Day Keeps Scurvy Away’

Centuries ago, ships often sailed with crews numbering in the hundreds returning with tens. Cause of death: Scurvy – a severe depletion of Vitamin C. Today’s explorers cross miles of space with no hope of finding an island with food and nutrients along the way. All nutritional needs must be met aboard. “Nutrition is vital to the mission,” Scott M. Smith, Ph.D., manager for NASA’s Nutritional Biochemistry Lab said. “Without proper nutrition for the astronauts, the mission will fail. It’s that ...

Pillo is a new “home health robot” that that dispenses your pills while offering medical advice.

Pillo is a new "home health robot" built by Pillo Health that supposedly combines machine learning, face recognition, video conferencing, and automation to create a personal health assistant that can dispense your vitamins and medication. Pillo is a personal home health robot. Basically, Pillo is what happens when you combine a service like Siri with a pill dispenser. What you end up with is a robot that dispenses your pills while offering medical advice. According to the company, Pillo wi...

NASA – Bacteria Sent Into Space Behave in Mysterious Ways

Despite orbiting 248 miles above the Earth, the International Space Station is swarming with infectious germs, a new study has found. While the opportunistic bacterial pathogens are mostly innocuous on Earth, they are thriving in the station that has turned out to be a prime breeding ground. It seems the bugs like their new home in the unique environment that has experienced microgravity, space radiation, elevated carbon dioxide and continuous occupation by humans for nearly 15 years. C...

‘Open Bionics’ bionic arm

Open Bionics, who have previously collaborated with Disney for Marvel and Star Wars-inspired prosthetics, will produce an arm based on the game's protagonist Adam Jensen. The Deus Ex video game franchise, which is itself set in a world where human augmentation through mechanical prosthetics is the norm, seems like a natural source of inspiration for prosthetic design. Together, Eidos Montreal, Square Enix, and OpenBionics are working on the development of two Deus Ex inspired bionic arms, ...

New Chemical ‘Sponges’ Designed to Soak Up Toxic Cancer-fighting Drugs After Targeting Tumors

Doctors have a powerful arsenal of cancer-fighting chemotherapy drugs to choose from, though a key challenge is to better target these drugs to kill tumors while limiting their potentially harmful side effects. Now, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are helping to develop and test materials for a new device that can be inserted via a tiny tube into a vein and soak up most of these drugs like a sponge. That’s after a separate tube de...

International satellite to collect next generation of data on global precipitation

NASA's GPM mission is the first to coordinate a network of international satellites (current and planned) to produce the next generation of data on global precipitation. The star of the mission is the GPM Core Observatory, launched in February of 2014. It carries an advanced radar/radiometer system and serves as a reference standard that will unify precipitation measurements from the constellation. To do this, technology had to be developed that could link the data from the GPM Core Observatory ...


  John Rogers, a materials science professor at the University of Illinois with a bold vision: Someday, he believes, we will all have sensors on our bodies that send information to a mobile phone, similar to the way a car’s sensors feed the vehicle’s computer. While all biostamps have a few common characteristics—they stretch like skin, include flexible circuits, and can be powered wirelessly— different functions require different sensors. The butterfly sensor on the left is desig...

Muscle Atrophy

Muscle atrophy is when muscles waste away. The main reason for muscle wasting is a lack of physical activity. This can happen when a disease or injury makes it difficult or impossible for you to move an arm or leg. You may have muscle loss if one of your limbs appears smaller (not shorter) than the other. Schedule a physical exam to determine the cause of the loss. Your doctor will determine what treatment you need. In some cases, muscle wasting can be reversed with a proper diet, exercis...

Implants to assist you with body functions

Cochlear Implant A cochlear implant is an electronic medical device that replaces the function of the damaged inner ear. Unlike hearing aids, which make sounds louder, cochlear implants do the work of damaged parts of the inner ear (cochlea) to provide sound signals to the brain.   Deep brain neurostimulator Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a neurosurgical procedure involving the implantation of a medical device called a neurostimulator (sometimes referred to as a 'brain pace...

NASA, University Study Shows Rising Seas Slowed by Increasing Water on Land

New measurements from a NASA satellite have allowed researchers to identify and quantify, for the first time, how climate-driven increases of liquid water storage on land have affected the rate of sea level rise. A new study by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, and the University of California, Irvine, shows that while ice sheets and glaciers continue to melt, changes in weather and climate over the past decade have caused Earth’s continents to soak...

PositiveID Health and Seurity Identification

PositiveID develops biological detection systems for America’s homeland defense industry as well as rapid medical testing. PositiveID is focused on the development of microfluidic systems for the automated preparation of and performance of biological assays in order to detect threats at high-value locations, as well as analyze samples in medical environments. PositiveID’s microfluidic technology alleviates all existing problems by replacing robotics with integrated microfluidics, reducing cos...

Eye protection from electronic devices

Most of us spend a great amount of time daily looking at device screens. Computers, tablets, and smartphones are marvelous for all the access to information, communication, entertainment, and creative opportunities they present. What’s not so great is we are exposed to much more blue spectrum light from computer, tablet, and smartphone screens with LED (light emitting diode) backlights than we do from other common forms of lighting. The two most immediate concerns with too much blue light exp...

SAMSUNG building all new products with connected technology

By 2020, every single product that Samsung sells will be connected to the Internet of Things. It's plan is to make all of the new IOT products as an open platform so that developers around the world can develop new and innovative usages. SAMSUNG WANTS THE INTERNET OF THINGS TO BE TOTALLY OPEN In essence, Samsung's idea is that just about every device you have — and even products like chairs, that you don't normally expect to see technology in — will be connected and talking to each other. ...

NASA’s research on animals in space

Animals in space originally only served to test the survivability of spaceflight, before manned space missions were attempted. Later, animals were also flown to investigate various biological processes and the effects microgravity and space flight might have on them. To date, seven national space programs have flown animals into space: the Soviet Union, the United States, France, Argentina, China, Japan and Iran. Can fish swim in microgravity? Do bees make honey in space? Can ant farms exist ...

Electronic sensors that monitor temperature and pressure within the skull

Researchers have developed a new class of small, thin electronic sensors that monitor temperature and pressure within the skull – crucial health parameters after a brain injury or surgery – then melt away when no longer needed. This eliminates the need for additional surgery to remove the monitors and reduces the risk of infection and haemorrhage. Similar sensors can be adapted for postoperative monitoring in other body systems as well, the researchers say. Led by John A. Rogers, a professor ...

MIT – Scientists discover potentially habitable planets Just 40 light years from Earth

For the first time, an international team of astronomers from MIT, the University of Liège in Belgium, and elsewhere have detected three planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star, just 40 light years from Earth. The sizes and temperatures of these worlds are comparable to those of Earth and Venus, and are the best targets found so far for the search for life outside the solar system. The results are published today in the journal Nature. The scientists discovered the planets using TRAPPIST (TRAn...

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore has designed a low power chip that works with existing neural implants.

Low power smart chip
Paralyzed people and Parkinson’s disease patients can regain some control of their limbs and symptoms with neural implants. The problem is that with traditional implant hookups, wires from the implant run through the skull and connect with an external computer. Not only are the wires cumbersome but there is a high risk of infection with the open entry holes in the skull. Scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have designed a low power chip that works with existing n...

NASA Develops Portable Wireless Signal Booster. It is now available for commercial license

Portable Wireless Signal Booster Innovators at NASA Johnson Space Center have invented a portable communications signal booster that is currently available for licensing. Originally designed to improve communications for lunar missions, this lightweight, portable device can boost incoming signals to improve local reception for cell phones, laptops, satellite and Wi-Fi internet receivers without the need for power plugs, cables or batteries. This portable signal booster can be configured as an...

Singapore’s ‘toilet to tap’ concept

Singapore is one of Asia’s most powerful economies, but it lacks a reliable water supply. Wastewater-reuse plants could change that by soon recycling enough sewage to meet 50 percent of the nation’s water needs. The concept of recycling wastewater certainly isn’t new, with long-running initiatives already well underway in Israel, Spain, Scandinavian countries and the US. But with NEWater, Singapore has quickly gained an international reputation for efficient recycling of wastewater. The initi...


Brains are built over time, from the bottom up. The basic architecture of the brain is constructed through an ongoing process that begins before birth and continues into adulthood. Early experiences affect the quality of that architecture by establishing either a sturdy or a fragile foundation for all of the learning, health and behavior that follow. In the first few years of life, 700 new neural connections are formed every second. After this period of rapid proliferation, connections are...

NASA’s Research On Quantum Teleportation

The world at the quantum level, at the scale of particles too small for the eye to see, is very strange. It's possible, for instance, to have two particles that are "entangled" -- that is, they function as if they were connected, even if they are many miles away from each other. New research co-authored by Francesco Marsili, microdevices engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, makes use of this phenomenon in a technological advancement published in the journal ...

SKULLY smart helmet

Skully AR-1 is a technologically advanced motorcycle helmet with integrated 180degree camera. It's sharp, stealthy-looking black helmet read like specs off the navigation system of a fighter plane: heads-up display, rearview camera, and GPS navigation, all tied together by a high-speed microprocessor. And this helmet isn't all work and no play; it also connects to wireless devices via Bluetooth, streams music, makes hands-free calls, and can even connect to the internet via Wi-Fi. It even has a ...

One stop shop for ideation process (Idea to ‘go to market’)

ALTYOR: subcontracting & ODM/OEM solutions for start-ups, SME and majors. Fully integrated solution from design, to production, to distribution. ALTYOR has a deep understanding of market and technological trends and always imposes itself a high pressure on market intelligence and technical intelligence as well as business environement trends. Employing young talents aware of latest technologies, staying tunes with the market to be able to support customers in design thinking approach. ...

NASA research effort to visualize the passenger airplanes of the future

An 18-month NASA research effort to visualize the passenger airplanes of the future has produced some ideas that at first glance may appear to be old fashioned. Instead of exotic new designs seemingly borrowed from science fiction, familiar shapes dominate the pages of advanced concept studies which four industry teams completed for NASA's Fundamental Aeronautics Program in April 2010. Look more closely at these concepts for airplanes that may enter service 20 to 25 years from now and you'll ...

‘Sensmi’ tracks and analyzes your daily stress levels

'Sensmi' is the world's most accurate smart wristband that tracks and analyzes your daily stress levels and sleep patterns. It helps you pursue life with less stress and more mindfulness. With sensmi, you can easily find out when, where, who, and what triggers the most stress in life and work, and practice stress-relieving exercises to calm down and increase focus, based on sensmi's suggestions. sensmi also accurately tracks and records lab quality sleep data (light to deep) to evaluate ch...

Fujitsu Introduces Ten New “UBIQUITOUSWARE” Products (Sensors), Accelerating the Digitalization of Customers’ Operations

Currently supporting field trials at 14 companies across 10 industries with the UBIQUITOUSWARE Pilot Pack Fujitsu Limited Fujitsu today announced ten new products in its FUJITSU IoT Solution UBIQUITOUSWARE line, to accelerate the digitalization of its customers' operations. The new products will be steadily rolled out in Japan beginning January 20, 2016. UBIQUITOUSWARE gathers and analyzes a range of human-centric data using advanced sensing technology, and can provide the high-value infor...

NASA’s Lunar Laser communication

Lunar Laser Communications Demonstration (LLCD) Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) recently developed and tested optical communication technology using lasers, which transferred data at much higher rates than Radio Frequency (RF) communications systems. SCaN demonstrated the technology with the Lunar Laser Communications Demonstration (LLCD) from October 2013 through April 2014 during the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission. The LLCD demonstration consisted...

University of Tokyo’s 6th sense headband

University of Tokyo is developing a wearable and modular device allowing users to perceive and respond to spatial information using haptic cues in an intuitive and unobtrusive way. The system is composed of an array of "optical-hair modules", each of which senses range information and transduces it as an appropriate vibro-tactile cue on the skin directly beneath it (the module can be embedded on clothes or strapped to body parts as in the figures below). An analogy for our artificial sensory sys...

‘e-skin'(electronic skin) – University of Tokyo

University of Tokyo researchers have developed an ultrathin, ultraflexible, protective layer and demonstrated its use by creating an air-stable, organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. This technology will enable creation of electronic skin (e-skin) displays of blood oxygen level, e-skin heart rate sensors for athletes and many other applications. Integrating electronic devices with the human body to enhance or restore body function for biomedical applications is the goal of researchers ...

Wireless monitoring of vital signs for patients

SensiumVitals® system is a wireless system designed to monitor the vital signs of patients on general wards. The system comprises a light-weight, wearable, wireless single patient use patch, which provides vital signs (heart-rate, respiration and axillary temperature) and wirelessly communicates this data to clinicians via the hospital’s IT infrastructure. The SensiumVitals® System is the first single patient use product aimed at the general floor and emergency room of hospitals to have recei...

Oregon State University has developed a new “system on a chip” for monitoring health vitals, which can be powered with radio frequency energy from cell phones.

  Medical vital-sign monitoring reduced to the size of a postage stamp Electrical engineers at Oregon State University have developed new technology to monitor medical vital signs, with sophisticated sensors so small and cheap they could fit onto a bandage, be manufactured in high volumes and cost less than a quarter. A patent is being processed for the monitoring system and it’s now ready for clinical trials, researchers say. When commercialized, it could be used as a disposable elect...

NASA’s research on farming in Space helping farmers globally

From outer space to the wide open spaces of farmland in Crookston, Minn., the benefits originating from International Space Station research and technology stretch far and wide. The space station provides a microgravity environment for researchers to conduct multidisciplinary investigations, for educators to inspire next generation scientists and engineers, and to serve as a stepping stone to future exploration that was not possible just 15 years ago. A few of the many benefits provided by resea...

Smart Connected Clothing

AiQ Smart Clothing Inc. is where electronics merge with textiles to create fashionable, functional, comfortable solutions to meet your everyday needs; whether it’s in sports & fitness, outdoor & leisure, home & leisure, home care & health care. We have the drive and capability to make Smart Clothing concepts into reality. AiQ Smart Clothing Inc. plays a crucial role within the Smart Clothing supply chain by offering a complete and vertical integration of functional and fashion...

Vessyl – smart tumbler equipped with a sensor to automatically track consumption in real-time.

Vessyl is a smart tumbler equipped with a sensor that can automatically identify any liquid poured inside of it to track what you’re drinking in real-time. Like a high-tech taste test, Vessyl doesn’t just differentiate between what brand of kombucha or coconut water you’re consuming, but it can also detect its calories, protein, sugar and even caffeine content so that you can monitor and regulate the revelation that is your liquid intake. Seven years in the making, the sleek device was me...

NASA’s research on deforestation and its impact

Up to thirty percent of the rain that falls in tropical forests is water that the rainforest has recycled into the atmosphere. Water evaporates from the soil and vegetation, condenses into clouds, and falls again as rain in a perpetual self-watering cycle. In addition to maintaining tropical rainfall, the evaporation cools the Earth’s surface. In many computer models of future climate, replacing tropical forests with a landscape of pasture and crops creates a drier, hotter climate in the tropics...

Rico, a smart home device that uses the smartphone as its eyes and brain

Turn your old smartphone into a smart home hub with Rico .  That's the idea behind Rico, an upcoming device from Palo Alto-based starup. Rico, a smart home device that uses the smartphone as its eyes and brain. IDC suggests there are as many as 280 million unused smartphones that are harmful to the environment in several ways even though most of them are still in working condition. With Rico, you can surely add much value to such phones. Rico uses the processor and camera in your smartphone t...

‘StoryHome’ – Story telling device that connects grandparents with their grandkids.

Connected audio recorder that help you capture and save your family stories. The magic of telling stories at bedtime is somehow lost, with 'StoryHome' its  simple for families to share great stories with each other. StoryHome is so easy, you plug it in, and it will help grandparents tell a first story. It will automatically send these stories to another device in the bedroom of their grandkids. Before bed it glows. The kids pick it up and listen to their grandparents voice. Sharing ...

‘Prana’ wearable breath and posture tracking device

Prana is the first wearable combining breath and posture tracking in one compact device for reducing stress. Building on recent medical studies and ancient Yoga traditions, Prana supports the interconnection between good breathing and good posture. By monitoring breath patterns, diaphragmatic breathing, and posture, Prana offers a new holistic view into the quality of our breathing, and provides tools to change it for better health.   Prana is a sleek and stylish tracker worn near...

Ôasys, a Catalonian start-up, offers a game interface to redefine home water consumption.

Ôasys: a connected-device project to redefine home water consumption. Ôasys offers an interactive control panel that can be installed in a central area of the home. Each member of the family is then given an avatar, with which they can access their individual consumption of water in specific areas (food, hygiene, watering, etc.). The system functions via sensors installed on the shower heads, sprinkler lines, etc., to monitor the volumes of water consumed at the various stations in real time....

Automate the entire irrigation process, from data collection to actual irrigation

CropX Ltd., an ag-analytics company, develops cloud based software solutions integrated with wireless sensors, which boosts crops yield and saves water and energy. It offers advanced adaptive irrigation software service that delivers crop yield increase, and water and energy cost saving services while conserving the environment. The company also generates irrigation maps and automatically applies the right amount of water to different parts of the same field. It serves farmers worldwide. CropX L...

‘Sutro’ – Smart Pool Solution

Sutro is a wireless floating water chemistry and temperature monitor designed to allow pool owners to easily, in tech savvy way, virtually hands-free monitor their pool or spa and keep it in prime condition. Sutro smart chemistry sensor floats in your pool or spa and monitors your water quality. It communicates with your smartphone (either an iPhone or Android) via the cloud, and alerts you when an action is necessary. homeowner merely tosses a pHin or Sutro device into his/her pool or...

Beam – LED socket projector

Beam has a LED projector that has 20.000 projection hours, enough to project for 10 hours a day for 6 years. The Android computer inside Beam has 8GB storage for apps, photos games, whatever you like. It has built in WiFi, Bluetooth, and stereo speakers. You can also use it as a regular light; the LED light inside Beam has the same intensity as a regular light bulb. Beam gets its power from any E26/27 light socket and works on any power voltage available in the world. Beam comes with its own pow...

NASA’s New Technology Research- High-Power Solar Electric Propulsion

A prototype 13-kilowatt Hall thruster is tested at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. This prototype demonstrated the technology readiness needed for industry to continue the development of high-power solar electric propulsion into a flight-qualified system. On Tuesday, April 19, 2016, NASA awarded a contract to Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc. to design and develop an advanced electric propulsion system that will significantly advance the nation's commercial space capabilities, and enable de...

Microsoft’s new earphone will also be a sensing and controlling device

Microsoft research team is working to redesign the earphone that can be a sensing and controlling device by integrating ... activities, heart rate, location etc. People are increasingly conscious of their everyday health and wellness conditions, and actively seek to improve them. In this project, we build software and hardware solutions that utilize and/or augment mobile phones to continuously monitor users' wellness without changing their existing lifestyle. Microsoft team is building syste...

Smart Body Analyzer

The Smart Body Analyzer measures your body’s stats and lets you know how healthy your living environment is. The scale automatically syncs your weight, body fat composition, heart rate and environmental data to your personalized dashboard available on the free Withings Health Mate app. Wireless connectivity of the scale makes set-up an effortless process. Main features - High-accuracy weight and body fat measurements with Position Control. - Heart rate measurement by stepping on the scale. ...

‘LeSee car’ – Smart Car of the future showcased in China

LeTV is developing an electric car dubbed Le Supercar, it was partially revealed to the public for the first time this week. If you live outside of China, you’ve probably never heard of LeTV, which is to China what Netflix is to the rest of the world. It is the #1 streaming service in the country and has started producing its own shows, movies, and sports programs. LeEco has entered into partnership with Aston Martin and Faraday Future for its Supercar LeSee car. LeSee car sports a lar...

Hologram assistant to control all your devices

Japanese startup has created a hologram assistant to control all your devices Japanese startup vinclu Inc.  just released a concept video for their hologram assistant, Gatebox, interacting with a young businessman.   Azuma Hikari, the character in the Gatebox, will talk to users, waking them up in the morning and greeting them when they come home at night. Gatebox is also designed to connect to Internet of Things (IoT) devices in your house, so you can control everything from y...