Ontenna smart hair clip that can help people with hearing challenge sense sound

Ontenna is a brand new device which is worn on the hair like a hairpin, and through vibrations and light, will transmit the unique features of sound to the user. The concept of this device is to "experience sound through strands of hair, much like the whiskers of a cat can sense movements in the air," and has been developed in co-operation with hearing challanged persons. new device developed by Fujitsu called the Ontenna, allows sound to be transmitted through vibrations and light via a ...
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EPFL researchers in Switzerland have developed a robot that is capable of reacting on the spot and grasping objects with complex shapes and trajectories in less than five hundredths of a second.

Robot developed by EPFL researchers is capable of reacting on the spot and grasping objects with complex shapes and trajectories in less than five hundredths of a second. The ability to catch flying things requires the integration of several parameters and reacting to unforeseen events in record time. “Today’s machines are often pre-programmed and cannot quickly assimilate data changes, added Aude Billard. Consequently, their only choice is to recalculate the trajectories, which requires too ...
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Presspart and Cohero Health have developed eMDI (embedded and connected metered dose inhaler) enabling real-time monitoring of medication use and symptom flare-ups

H&T Presspart and Cohero Health have developed intuitive, fully-embedded and connected metered dose inhaler (eMDI) aimed at improving adherence and enabling continually optimized care of patients with asthma and COPD. It is the only eMDI integrated seamlessly with BreatheSmart from Cohero Health, a comprehensive respiratory disease management platform that uniquely enables tracking of both controller and rescue medications, along with clinically accurate lung function measurement, in real-ti...
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Amazon’s new ‘Echo Look’ that can not only take photos and videos of you, but also critique your outfit and provide you current style guidelines based on the location, event and weather outside.

Amazon's new 'Echo Look' that can not only take photos and videos of you, but also critique your outfit and provide you current style guidelines based on the location, event and weather outside. With Echo Look, you can take full-length photos of your daily look using just your voice. The built-in LED lighting and depth-sensing camera let you blur the background to make your outfits pop, giving you clean, shareable photos. Get a live view in the Echo Look app or ask Alexa to take a short video...
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Piaggio, the Italian company that makes Vespa scooters and Moto Guzzi motorcycles, is building a personal delivery device or “cargo robot,” called the Gita(pronounced “jee-ta”).

Piaggio, the Italian company that makes Vespa scooters and Moto Guzzi motorcycles, is building a personal delivery device or “cargo robot,” called the Gita(pronounced “jee-ta”). According to Piaggio, its a 22 inches tall Ball shaped robot that allows you to store items and has an assortment of cameras to help it navigate. Gita also has a small compartment which can be accessed via a hatch on top, and can carry up to 40 pounds. Further, the bot can tell where to go by Wi-Fi-connecting to a ...
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AirSonea – a revolutionary, asthma monitoring device that will sync with smart phones to enable anyone, anywhere at any time to conveniently monitor their wheezing symptoms and better manage the condition.

AirSonea - a revolutionary, asthma monitoring device that will sync with smart phones to enable anyone, anywhere at any time to conveniently monitor their wheezing symptoms and better manage the condition. AirSonea, the world’s first digital device for monitoring wheeze, takes the stress out of asthma management. AirSonea turns your smartphone into a portable asthma monitor. Teamed with the AsthmaSense App it can detect and measure wheeze while factoring in your personal environmental trigger...
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FDA is testing ‘Organs-on-Chips’ Technology that will simulate human organ systems in miniature on micro-engineered chips.

Researchers in laboratories at FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition will be testing revolutionary new technology that creates human organ systems in miniature on micro-engineered chips. Beginning with a liver-chip, FDA scientists will be evaluating the effectiveness of this technology to better understand the effects of medicines, disease-causing bacteria in foods, chemicals, and other potentially harmful materials on the human body. There are many things you might envision putt...
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NASA’s Tiny Probes Hold Big Promise for Future NASA Missions

A team of NASA engineers has been working on a new type of Thermal Protection System (TPS) for spacecraft that would improve upon the status quo. Having seen success in the laboratory with these new materials, the next step is to test in space. The Conformal Ablative Thermal Protection System, or CA-TPS, will be installed on a small probe flight article provided by Terminal Velocity Aerospace (TVA) and launched on Orbital ATK’s seventh contracted commercial resupply services missio...
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TempTraq is 24-hour intelligent thermometer patch that continuously senses, records, and sends alerts of a child’s temperature to your mobile device.

TempTraq is the first and only 24-hour intelligent thermometer that continuously senses, records, and sends alerts of a child’s temperature to your mobile device. TempTraq can monitor multiple patches assigned to multiple children at the same time. You can set specific alert temperatures and notes for each child. The value TempTraq offers is priceless, as it’s the only intelligent, wireless way to continuously monitor and track a sick child’s temperature. Unlike other thermometers, TempTraq an...
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New Balance’s ‘RunIQ’ is the Android Wear smartwatch that has a GPS tracker to track your course and pace, bring your music along, monitor your heart rate and even receive and reply to notifications from your phone.

Leave your phone behind when you run and experience the smartwatch that lets you run, track and listen untethered. With NB RunIQ, you can GPS track your course and pace, bring your music along, monitor your heart rate and even receive and reply to notifications from your phone. Plus, this activity tracker syncs with Strava, the social network for athletes, so you can share your workout with a community of runners worldwide. https://youtu.be/9Y5fhknWOO8     New Balance RunIQ...
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GuardPeanut is a Smart Anti-Theft Alarm that watches over your belongings and alerts you if they are moved.

GuardPeanut is a Smart Anti-Theft Alarm that watches over your belongings and alerts you if they are moved. GuardPeanut simply connects to your smartphone using Bluetooth Smart. Using the SensePeanut companion app, you will be alerted when any of your valuables or objects are moved when they shouldn’t be. You can also view an unlimited timeline of the object’s movement history. Simply attach GuardPeanut to the object you want to protect. A bunch of free accessories are in the box such a...
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‘Method-2’ is a manned bipedal robot developed by South Korea’s Hankook Mirae technology which stands 13-feet tall, weighs 1.3 tons and wields a pair of 286-pound, motion-tracking metal arms. Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s CEO recently test piloted one.

South Korean robotics manufacturer Hankook Mirae Technology debuted its first prototype piloted mech, the Method-2. Method-2 stands 13-feet tall, weighs 1.3 tons and wields a pair of 286-pound, motion-tracking metal arms. Hankook Mirae considers this robot the world's first manned bipedal robot built to work in extreme hazardous areas where humans cannot go unprotected. If you consider this as something from Transformers, Robocop or Terminator, you should know that the company has spent more ...
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PureCarbon’s Smart Delta Gloves is a revolutionary wearable technology product that helps monitor exercise and fitness routines and is a virtual coach

The first strength training wearable with patented weight sensing technology. The Delta Gloves automatically track your workout and help you reach your goals.   https://youtu.be/6A57iNuDads   RECORD WORKOUT Automatically records exercise, sets, reps & weight lifted in real time so you can focus on getting the most out of every set. MEASURE PROGRESS Review history of specific exercises or compare different workouts by comparing your power output (Watts). ...
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NASA has developed a Carbon Nanotube Sensors for Gas Detection

A nanosensor technology has been developed using nanostructures: single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), combined with a silicon-based microfabrication and micromachining process. This technology provides a sensor array that can accommodate different nanostructures for specific applications with the advantages of high sensitivity, low power consumption, compactness, high yield and low cost. BenefitNanotechnology based chemical sensors can provide high sensitivity, low power and low cost p...
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Makey Makey is an invention kit for school kids that makes anything into a ‘key’. (real objects that turn into touchpads)

Makey Makey is an invention kit developed by Jay Silver and Eric Rosenbaum, Makey Makey turns every object into a touchpad key. The real magic starts when it's used with real objects that turn into touchpads to operate machines which usually may have traditionally required a computer and an access to internet. Makey Makey started out as a project that was initiated by two students at MIT Media Lab under the advisorship of Mitch Resnick and is an academic and artistic project. Now it's both a ...
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Researchers from Empa in St. Gallen, Switzerland have developed optic fibers for sensors that are ideal for textiles

Researchers from Empa in St. Gallen have succeeded in producing optic fibers for sensors that are ideal for textiles. This would enable hospitals to monitor whether a patient is developing pressure sores, for instance. The special optic fiber can be manufactured directly into textiles as thread to make the emitters and detectors for a heart-rate sensor. Thanks to a melting technique, the team headed by Luciano Boesel from the materials research institution Empa produced what are know...
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JAGUAR LAND ROVER ROAD SAFETY RESEARCH INCLUDES BRAIN WAVE MONITORING TO IMPROVE DRIVER CONCENTRATION AND REDUCE ACCIDENTS

Jaguar Land Rover has revealed a range of new road safety technology research projects that are being developed to reduce the number of accidents caused by drivers who are stressed, distracted and not concentrating on the road ahead. The Jaguar Land Rover 'Sixth Sense' research projects utilises advanced technology, from sports, medicine and aerospace, to monitor the driver's heart rate, respiration and levels of brain activity to identify driver stress, fatigue and lack of concentration. The...
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Tapdo is a smart button that lets you control technology with single-touch, personalized biometric interactions.

Tapdo button is a shortcut to control all your favorite apps and devices more comfortably by just tapping a button. A Fingerprint Sensor helps to assign dozens of functions to one button simultaneously. New wearable fingerprint scanner called Tapdo now allows users to map different parts of their hands to a variety of shortcuts for different smart devices. The tapdo button is connected to your smartphone via bluetooth. In your tapdo app you can choose compatible apps and assign singl...
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Amiigo Bracelet measures and tracks specific exercises, reps, sets, heart rate, calories burned.

Amiigo Bracelet measures and tracks specific exercises, reps, sets, heart rate, calories burned. See your details immediately on your iPhone or Android! Amiigo to track nearly any repetitious activity in the gym Fitness bands and bracelets are notorious for falling off during excercise and physical activity. Whether you wear your fitness bracelet at the gym, at the pool, or during work, you don't want to look down and realize that it's no longer on your wrist. No more back tracking through...
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Waseda University Japan, researchers have developed new cheaper way of producing electronic devices that are flexible, elastic, and adhere to the skin.

Waseda University researchers have developed processes and materials for ultrathin stick-on electronic devices using elastomeric “nanosheet” film, achieving ease of production while also preserving high elasticity and flexibility fifty times better than previously reported polymer nanosheets. Black lines are simply printed on the nanosheet, but are able to conduct electricity   This research is published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry C online edition, February 1, 2017. ...
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MIT researchers have developed low-cost wireless chemical sensors that can be worn by soldiers to detect hazardous chemical agents

MIT researchers have developed low-cost chemical sensors, made from chemically altered carbon nanotubes, that enable smartphones or other wireless devices to detect trace amounts of toxic gases. Using the sensors, the researchers hope to design lightweight, inexpensive radio-frequency identification (RFID) badges to be used for personal safety and security. Such badges could be worn by soldiers on the battlefield to rapidly detect the presence of chemical weapons — such as nerve gas or chokin...
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Lensless Smart miniature imaging and sensing sensors

Lensless Smart Sensors Simple-function, sensor-laden endpoints are expected to become ubiquitous as new layers of the IoT infrastructure go online. These environmentally-aware ‘lite’ endpoints will capture, analyze and transfer data to various devices and the cloud, but will have to do so in the most power- and size-optimized method possible. That is why Rambus scientists have pioneered Lensless Smart Sensor (LSS) technology for the new age of ubiquitous connectivity. ...
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Researchers At Seoul National University have developed ‘smart contact lenses’ that are capable of protecting eyes from electromagnectic (EM) waves that may cause eye diseases such as cataracts.

Recently, smart contact lenses with electronic circuits have been proposed for various sensor and display applications where the use of flexible and biologically stable electrode materials is essential. Graphene is an atomically thin carbon material with a two-dimensional hexagonal lattice that shows outstanding electrical and mechanical properties as well as excellent biocompatibility. In addition, graphene is capable of protecting eyes from electromagnectic (EM) waves that may cause eye dis...
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Neocis Inc’s ‘Yomi’ is the first robotic dental surgery system approved by FDA

Yomi is a computerized navigational system intended to provide assistance in both the planning (pre-operative) and the surgical (intra-operative) phases of dental implantation surgery. The system provides software to preoperatively plan dental implantation procedures and provides navigational guidance of the surgical instruments. “I’ve done thousands of implants free-hand. Yomi will be a game changer for dental implant surgery.” https://youtu.be/l2L2I5rtLcY Dental implant surgery is the sta...
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Stanford University researchers have developed a brain-to-computer hookup that can enable people with paralysis to type via direct brain control at the highest speeds and accuracy levels reported to date.

A clinical research paper led by Stanford University investigators has demonstrated that a brain-to-computer hookup can enable people with paralysis to type via direct brain control at the highest speeds and accuracy levels reported to date. The report involved three study participants with severe limb weakness — two from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, and one from a spinal cord injury. They each had one or two baby-aspirin-sized electrode arrays placed...
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Researchers at Nottingham Trent University (UK) have developed smart balaclava with electric-conductive yarns that can help athletes stay warm and avert chest infections in cold weather

Researchers have developed a smart balaclava which warms oxygen before it’s inhaled to reduce the risk of athletes contracting chest infections in winter. Nottingham Trent University and German advanced knitting machine manufacturer Stoll GmBH created a prototype to help runners and skiers who can be exposed to increased risk of infections when exercising in the cold. The technology centres on a knitted patch of electric-conductive yarn over the nose and mouth which emits heat when cha...
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‘LG Watch Sport’ is a new smart watch that makes smart phone optional as it has features like GPS, Music streaming, Phone, Google Assistant, Email, ePay, Texting…

Left your phone behind? You can always stay in touch with the LG Watch Sport™ on your wrist. This standalone smartwatch stays connected to your smartphone, no matter where it is, even if it's off.* Send and receive calls and texts. Stream music from Google Play™ Music. Monitor your heart rate and track your progress. Download apps easily, and customize the display with your important info. The LG Watch Sport is available in Titanium Google and LG have teamed up to create a pair of smartwatche...
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Snoo smart crib is an electronic bassinet that gently rocks from side to side and emits sound to help ease a baby to sleep.

Snoo is an electronic bassinet that gently rocks from side to side and emits sound to help ease a baby to sleep. Smart Crib From Designer Yves Behar Automatically Rocks Your Crying Baby to Sleep. Rocking crib that imitates the rhythms of the womb by responding to a baby’s level of crying and fussiness and adjusting the intensity of motion and white noise accordingly. The SNOO also includes a sleep sack that swaddles the baby and keeps it on its back all night. In fact, the crib will not op...
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Athos is world’s first smart training apparel that equips you with real-time insights on muscle performance and heart rate

Athos is world’s first smart training apparel that equips you with real-time insights on muscle performance and heart rate. Athos allows you to get the most out of your workouts and enhance your performance like never before. Athos can track things like heart rate and respiratory performance. But what it’s really good for is measuring accurate form and muscle performance (i.e., the parts of your workouts where you may be inclined to cheat).   https://youtu.be/Zbtc-unamZs   ...
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Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering in Geneva Switzerland has developed a brain-computer interface device that can decipher the thoughts of people who are unable to communicate

A brain-computer interface that can decipher the thoughts of people who are unable to communicate could revolutionize the lives of those living with complete locked-in syndrome according to a new paper published in PLOS Biology. Counter to expectations, the participants in the study reported being “happy” despite their condition. In the trial, people with complete locked-in syndrome, who were incapable of even moving their eyes to communicate, were able to respond “yes” or “no” via though...
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