Smartwatch for Seniors Calls for Help

Smartwatch for Seniors Calls for Help

You are probably aware of the late night television commercials in which an elderly person is on the floor, calling “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” This is the rallying cry of the personal emergency response system (PERS) companies, who...
Smart Suit Gives Haptic Feedback

Smart Suit Gives Haptic Feedback

We’ve covered all sorts of exoskeletons that augment or restore a body’s ability to move, but what if you had a suit that could simulate touch? Haptic feedback gives the sensation of something touching you, or of you touching an object. What if you could...
FDA Approves 90-Day Glucose Sensor [video]

FDA Approves 90-Day Glucose Sensor [video]

Diabetes is a disease that prevents the body from regulating blood sugar. Many diabetics must take blood samples to check their glucose levels, and adjust their insulin doses accordingly. Finger sticks for blood testing can be inconvenient at best, as well as painful...
AR Helps Blind Navigate [video]

AR Helps Blind Navigate [video]

“If these walls could talk.” We tend to think of augmented reality (AR) as a technology that helps sighted users see more than is really there in their surroundings. But researchers are finding novel applications for AR to help those who have lost their...