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Amazon built an electronic vest to improve worker/robot interactions

February 3rd, 2019 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

Over the course of the last year, Amazon began rolling out a new worker safety wearable to 25+ sites. From the looks of it, the Robotic Tech Vest is really more like a pair of suspenders attached to an electronic utility belt. The Amazon Robotics-designed product was created to keep workers safe when they need […]

Will there be self-lacing shoes in your future?

January 23rd, 2019 at 12:25 pm » Comments Off

Hands-on with Nike’s self-lacing, app-controlled sneaker of the future. Say hello to Adapt BB. I flew across the country to Portland to experience the Adapt BB, Nike’s new self-lacing, Bluetooth-enabled sneakers, but the guy showing me around campus is wearing a pair of Zoom Flys that refuse to stay tied. Within 10 minutes of tying […]

The world’s first “artificial pancreas” already hit the market in 2017

January 16th, 2019 at 12:11 pm » Comments Off

Good news for people with type 1 diabetes. In case you missed it, the first “artificial pancreas” was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is now ready for prime time. Innovative medical technology company Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G is the first device to combine an automated glucose monitor and an insulin pump. […]

19 trends we’ll be obsessing over in 2019

December 28th, 2018 at 6:46 am » Comments Off

Last year was dizzying, with exciting moments that were both good (the Central Park duck! Lena Dunham’s comeuppance!) and bad (tiny sunglasses! market volatility!). But if the experts who track social change are to be believed, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Next year promises even bigger surprises both in real life and online…

IBM fingernail sensor tracks health through your grip

December 28th, 2018 at 6:06 am » Comments Off

Its AI could detect the development of a disease. The strength of your grip can frequently be a good indicator of your health, and not just for clearly linked diseases like Parkinson’s — it can gauge your cognitive abilities and even your heart health. To that end, IBM has developed a fingernail sensor that can […]

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