Sensor Networks Create Smart Skin [video]

Sensor Networks Create Smart Skin [video]

In 2015 we reported forecasts that smart clothing applications would rise rapidly by 2020 but the bulk of the applications would be fitness-oriented, not associated with healthcare. In 2018 Juniper Research predicted connected clothing would top 7 million units in...
Artificial Muscles for Humans and Their Robots

Artificial Muscles for Humans and Their Robots

The concept of artificial muscles is intriguing. Whether the purpose of lab-sourced musculature is greater strength or enhanced mobility for humans or robots, the idea is easy to grasp and the prospects are inspiring. We’ve written about researchers at the...
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...