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New silicone 3D printing opens up applications for robotics, medicine, wearables

September 12th, 2020 at 12:41 am » Comments Off

The fabrication of soft devices is evolving further, with the completion of recent research performed by US scientists. With the results published in “3D printable tough silicone double networks,” the authors explain how soft materials can be fabricated with micron resolution for complex systems like robotics, as well as new types of wearables. Soft materials […]

Sony’s wearable, pocket-sized air conditioner is finally available for sale!

July 16th, 2020 at 11:49 am » Comments Off

Summer is not for everyone – sure it is nice when you are at the beach but is it nice to feel like you are being roasted like a turkey when its not Thanksgiving? I personally thrive in the snow but keeping on brand with being unprecedented like 2020, I have found myself in lockdown […]

Sweat-analyzing patch could help spot biomarkers linked to COVID-19

April 30th, 2020 at 1:39 pm » Comments Off

When you think about wearable tech, chances are that your mind goes to a device like the Apple Watch long before it does the Band-Aid-style smart patch developed by Epicore Biosystems. But the company, which spun out of Northwestern University’s Querrey Simpson Institute for Bioelectronics and professor John A. Rogers’ laboratory, has been hard at […]

Smart Socks with textile pressure sensors, that can be washed

April 29th, 2020 at 11:39 am » Comments Off

  Fraunhofer textile sensor Flexible mechanical sensors that can be bonded or sewn into woven or knitted fabrics have been developed by German research lab Fraunhofer ISC.  Deformation, force and pressure can be measured, and strains up to 100% (doubling length) can be endured. It is an elastomer film with flexible electrodes on both sides. […]

A jetpack company just reached a major milestone in our quest to fly like Iron Man

February 25th, 2020 at 1:43 pm » Comments Off

Watch this man fly in a jet-powered suit  (CNN)We may be closer to seeing a real-life Iron Man suit than you think. The team at Jetman Dubai built a jet-powered wingsuit and say they just reached a major milestone with it — a pilot took off from the ground and then transitioned into a high-altitude […]

These ‘smart clothes’ conduct Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to link all your gadgets at once, and can boost your battery life by 1,000 times

February 23rd, 2020 at 12:29 pm » Comments Off

The clothes can be washed, dried and ironed as with regular garments. In recent years, wearable devices like smartwatches have become increasingly popular among those who want to keep track of their personal health and fitness. Researchers from the National University of Singapore invented clothing that conducts Bluetooth and WiFi to connect all your different […]

There’s a privacy bracelet that jams smart speakers and, hell yeah, bring it

February 23rd, 2020 at 12:20 pm » Comments Off

Smart speakers are creepy recording devices that eavesdrop on unsuspecting people. A new piece of custom technology offers the chance to fight back. Stylized as a cyberpunk bracelet, a “wearable jammer” was developed by a trio of professors at the University of Chicago. In addition to looking punk rock as all hell, the device emits […]

Paralyzed man breaks world record for finishing a marathon in an exoskeleton suit

February 5th, 2020 at 12:58 pm » Comments Off

Adam Gorlitsky says groups of people kept him going as he finished mile after mile of the 2020 Charleston Marathon. (CNN)A South Carolina man competing in the 2020 Charleston Marathon has beaten the world record for the fastest time to finish a marathon in an exoskeleton suit. Adam Gorlitsky, who is paralyzed from the waist […]

Guardian XO: A powered exoskeleton that makes you 20 times stronger

December 18th, 2019 at 12:30 pm » Comments Off

Imagine lifting 100 pounds as though it were only five. That’s the promise of the Guardian XO, a wearable robot that helps you lift heavy objects without straining or injuring your body. Bonus? It looks like a super cool powered exoskeleton from science fiction. Designed for military applications and industries like construction that require a […]

New virtual reality interface enables “touch” across long distances

December 2nd, 2019 at 1:05 pm » Comments Off

Lightweight, flexible patch conveys a tactile sensation directly to the skin Adding a sense of touch can make virtual reality experiences feel more real. A woman sits at a computer, video chatting with her young son while she gently pats an interface on a separate screen. In response, a wireless patch on the child’s back […]

Smart contacts: The future of the wearable you won’t even see

November 28th, 2019 at 1:18 pm » Comments Off

One day, contact lenses could do much more than just correct our vision The notion of wearing lenses over our eyes to correct our vision dates back hundreds of years, with some even crediting Leonardo da Vinci as one of the first proponents of the idea (though that remains somewhat controversial). Material science and our […]

Smart glasses, smart designer babies and the future of work

November 24th, 2019 at 12:23 pm » Comments Off

John B. Goodenough, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry last month, struggled to learn to read. “Back then,” he says, “You were just a backwards student.” His experience is still all too common, yet he and many like him demonstrate clearly that dyslexia is not a definitive barrier to career achievement. We must […]

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