Crumpled Nanotubes Increase Supercap Capacity

Crumpled Nanotubes Increase Supercap Capacity

As the old joke goes, what do you call a device that stores a lot of energy in a very small space? You call it “a bomb.” Aside from blowing things up, storing more energy is an important goal in improving everything from wearable health tech devices to...
App Supports Artificial Pancreas Devices

App Supports Artificial Pancreas Devices

The holy grail for diabetic patients is an “artificial pancreas” that can take over the task of modulating the use of insulin in response to blood sugar levels. Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) and wearable insulin pumps are able to help patients keep...
Amazon Echo Explains Your Meds

Amazon Echo Explains Your Meds

Digital voice assistants are taking over the world. Okay, maybe not, but it sure seems that way. It seems that everywhere you go these days, you are within earshot of an Amazon Echo or similar device. One reason for their rapid acceptance is that they provide useful...
Smart Glasses for the Vision-Impaired [video]

Smart Glasses for the Vision-Impaired [video]

One of the miracles of digital technology is that devices can help compensate for many physical impairments. These can restore an individual’s independence and confidence to perform daily activities without assistance. I remember working with visually-impaired...
Robot Helps Children on Autistic Spectrum

Robot Helps Children on Autistic Spectrum

Healthcare resources are being stretched further and further, leaving holes in care that require novel approaches to address. Tasks that were performed by people in the past are now being handled by machines, and perhaps the most novel machines of all are the robots....