Printed Screen Sensor Made of Silly Putty

Printed Screen Sensor Made of Silly Putty

When thinking of leading-edge wearable technology, silly putty probably isn’t something that comes to mind. Made from silicone polymers, silly putty interests bioengineers for the same reason it fascinates kids; it’s highly responsive to pressure and stretches all...
Step on the Scale to Measure Your Vascular Age

Step on the Scale to Measure Your Vascular Age

Individuals who wish to track their cardiovascular health can now do so by stepping onto a smart scale. Body Cardio, a digital scale by Withings, uses pulse wave velocity (PWV) to identify “vascular age” by measuring the speed at which blood flows through the...
New Music Service Helps Patients Heal

New Music Service Helps Patients Heal

You don’t have to be a scientist — or even a music enthusiast — to understand the power of music. Anyone who’s ever mellowed out to the stylings of sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, or felt the melancholy ache brought on by Bach’s Prelude to the Cello Suite No....