NC State Center Drives Sensor Research

NC State Center Drives Sensor Research

One of the hotbeds for research on wearable technology is the Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) at North Carolina State University. The Center has received more than $11 million in funding from the National...
Tiny Sensors Save Power Through Silence

Tiny Sensors Save Power Through Silence

A researcher at New Mexico State University may have a new approach to wireless sensors that will not only make them smaller, but far more energy efficient as well. Wei Tang, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has focused on how these devices...
Do-It-All Wearable Tracks Vitals [video]

Do-It-All Wearable Tracks Vitals [video]

The Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE is a competition to develop a portable, wireless device that can monitor and diagnose a person’s health. Named after the medical sensor device from the “Star Trek” series, the competition will choose three teams to share...
Wireless Sensors Analyze Walking Gait

Wireless Sensors Analyze Walking Gait

Bipedal walking is a bit of a miracle. Just ask anyone who has tried to program a robot to perform a human-style gait. There’s the problem of balancing on one foot while the other sweeps forward, as your body weight shifts from the heel of your foot to the toes....
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