Smart Prosthetic Uses AI to Learn Faster

Smart Prosthetic Uses AI to Learn Faster

Captain Hook made prosthetic hands famous, but his was not capable of movement and had limited functionality. Today, low-cost movable prosthetic hands are fabricated quickly and inexpensively using 3D printing technology. And we now have powered prosthetic hands, but...
New VR Hardware Used for Pain Management [video]

New VR Hardware Used for Pain Management [video]

The opioid crisis has increased interest in non-pharmacological solutions for pain management, and one of the promising technologies for this application is virtual reality (VR). One problem is that the required hardware — the goggles and other supporting...
Garmin Partners with Blue365 for Fitness

Garmin Partners with Blue365 for Fitness

One of my recurring themes is that the focus of health and fitness tracking is rapidly shifting from personal choice to employers, insurers, and healthcare systems. This change is driven by the fact that these corporate entities are the ones that stand to benefit...
Compression Sleeves Speed Recovery [video]

Compression Sleeves Speed Recovery [video]

If you have been admitted to a hospital recently, there’s a good chance that your lower legs got wrapped in plastic contraptions hooked up to a pneumatic device at the foot of your bed. These wraps apply rhythmic pressure to maintain good circulation in your...
Thoughts Converted to Synthetic Speech [video]

Thoughts Converted to Synthetic Speech [video]

One of the challenges facing science fiction writers is coming up with ways for alien species to understand each other. One fictional device is a machine that reads the individual’s thoughts and then converts that into audible speech. And now this is coming...