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¬†complex electronic devices using an inexpensive t-shirt printer. The process is non-toxic and simple. The circuits are created by “additive...
Google Ventures Invests Heavily in Health Tech

Google Ventures Invests Heavily in Health Tech

Health Tech companies of all sorts and sizes are sprouting up on the financial landscape like mushrooms after a summer rain. But instead of water, the factor that makes this growth possible is money. Venture capital firms are pouring cash into Health Tech at an...
NASA Sends Health Tech Vests into Space

NASA Sends Health Tech Vests into Space

Italian researchers sponsored by the Italian Space Agency and NASA have created a vest designed to monitor various biometric measures of astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The purpose is to gather data that researchers can use to try to...
$55 Smartwatch and Fitness Tracker [video]

$55 Smartwatch and Fitness Tracker [video]

Two trends are inevitable in the wearable Health Tech market. One is convergence; devices will take on more and more functions, eliminating the need for many separate devices. The second is price reduction. While many companies have plenty of clever intellectual...
Wearable Clothing to Help Epilepsy Patients

Wearable Clothing to Help Epilepsy Patients

Under the best of conditions, it can be difficult to come up with an accurate diagnosis. When you’re dealing with a chronic condition that manifests itself as random episodes, catching one of those events can be the key to identifying the cause. For the 50...