New Electronic Skin Senses Direction

New Electronic Skin Senses Direction

One challenge for artificial limbs — whether they are attached to a robot or to a human as a prosthetic — is to sense pressure. The feedback from your fingertips tells you if you are gripping an object firmly enough. If it starts to slip, you can sense it...
Complex Circuits Created with T-Shirt Printer

Complex Circuits Created with T-Shirt Printer

Researchers at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have come up with a way to fabricate┬ácomplex electronic devices using an inexpensive t-shirt printer. The process is non-toxic and simple. The circuits are created by “additive...
Linking to Muscles with Light [video]

Linking to Muscles with Light [video]

One of the most amazing forms of wearable technology is the robotic prosthetic limb. This technology promises to restore normal use of hands and legs to those who have lost them due to injury or disease. One of the major challenges, however, is to get signals from...
Intel Partners with Maker of Ray-Ban

Intel Partners with Maker of Ray-Ban

As a techno-geeky type, I know about Intel. But I confess that I am not familiar with one of Intel’s newest design partners: the Luxottica Group. You may not recognize the company either, but some of their eye-wear brands might ring a bell: Ray-Ban, Oakley, or...