AR and AI Detect Brain Pain

AR and AI Detect Brain Pain

Parents know the frustration and sense of helplessness when an infant in pain lacks the language skills to explain where it hurts. University of Michigan researchers are developing technology that uses neuroimaging, augmented reality (AR), and artificial intelligence...
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...
3D-Printed Models Help Surgeons Plan

3D-Printed Models Help Surgeons Plan

In the summer of 1985, Alfred Poor and I tested and reviewed the first HP LaserJet printer for the IBM PC. I’m sure neither of us suspected that 34 years later – or ever – we’d write about HP printers turning out 3D color renderings of human...
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...