Smart Suit Gives Haptic Feedback

Smart Suit Gives Haptic Feedback

We’ve covered all sorts of exoskeletons that augment or restore a body’s ability to move, but what if you had a suit that could simulate touch? Haptic feedback gives the sensation of something touching you, or of you touching an object. What if you could...
Smart Frames Enforce Good Posture [video]

Smart Frames Enforce Good Posture [video]

Personal computers and mobile devices have enriched and empowered our lives in many ways. For many of us, however (raising my hand), all that goodness has come at the cost of healthy posture. “Text neck” is the common term for what my doctors call...
FDA Approves 90-Day Glucose Sensor [video]

FDA Approves 90-Day Glucose Sensor [video]

Diabetes is a disease that prevents the body from regulating blood sugar. Many diabetics must take blood samples to check their glucose levels, and adjust their insulin doses accordingly. Finger sticks for blood testing can be inconvenient at best, as well as painful...
Wearable Quietly Diagnoses Dizziness

Wearable Quietly Diagnoses Dizziness

As a member of the 65+ years old cohort, I have a keen interest in statements about health and wellness issues purportedly common to my age group. I already knew that seniors tend to have higher blood pressure levels, greater chances of obesity, diabetes, and...
AR Helps Blind Navigate [video]

AR Helps Blind Navigate [video]

“If these walls could talk.” We tend to think of augmented reality (AR) as a technology that helps sighted users see more than is really there in their surroundings. But researchers are finding novel applications for AR to help those who have lost their...
Biomarker Aids Autism Diagnosis

Biomarker Aids Autism Diagnosis

The subject of intense research for decades, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) still baffles scientists, frustrates parents and teachers, and confuses the general public. Autism was first labeled 110 years ago, but it wasn’t until 1987 that the medical profession...