Artificial Skin Senses Touch

Artificial Skin Senses Touch

Nature has created some amazing systems, such as the sensitivity of human touch. We can feel texture, temperature, pressure, vibration, and more simply through our fingertips. The ability to gain all this information simply through touch is of enormous value in fields...
New Low-Tech Approach to Exoskeleton

New Low-Tech Approach to Exoskeleton

We all know what exoskeletons look and sound like; we’ve been trained by Hollywood depictions ranging from Alien to Iron Man. Exoskeletons are big and clunky, like medieval suits of armor, and are accompanied by a symphony of whirring motors and hydraulic...
More Than a Remote Thermometer [video]

More Than a Remote Thermometer [video]

We’ve written about a number of wireless thermometers over the years, that let you monitor the fever of a child or other person remotely. Setting notification limits means that you get an alert when the temperature rises above or falls below limits that you...
Passive At Home Fall Detection [video]

Passive At Home Fall Detection [video]

Falling is a huge concern for the world’s fastest growing demographic. Among those 60 or older, 270 million, or more than one third, fall each year. It’s estimated that falls cause the loss of more than 17 million Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs)...
Can You Be Like Mike?

Can You Be Like Mike?

I never had much call for physical therapy until I had complex rotator cuff surgery on both shoulders in the last three years. I now have a much greater appreciation for range of motion, proper alignment, and planes of motion than ever before. When I was in high...