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Adaptive powered knee prosthesis assists amputees

Adaptive powered knee prosthesis assists amputees
North Carolina State University research into wearable robotics shows how amputees wearing these devices adapted when presented with a real-world challenge: carrying a weighted backpack. The results could assist device manufacturers and clinicians expand the utility of these important devices, and could help researchers develop smarter controllers that adapt to real-world demands.
6th November 2017

Optical fibre pajamas treat jaundice in newborns

Optical fibre pajamas treat jaundice in newborns
  Alone, naked, and with their eyes covered for protection: this is how newborns lie in incubators when they are being treated for jaundice. Irradiation with blue light in an incubator is necessary because toxic decomposition products of the blood pigment hemoglobin are deposited in the skin in newborns with jaundice.
2nd November 2017

Cast21 offers a lightweight and waterproof cast

Cast21 offers a lightweight and waterproof cast
  Three students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are working on a way to stabilise broken arms so as to avoid the downsides of traditional casts. Plaster and fibreglass casts that are used now don’t let air in and out, making the skin below itchy and smelly, and sometimes causing serious infections.
23rd October 2017


Can you hear me now?

Can you hear me now?
By unveiling the Ezairo Preconfigured Suite (Pre Suite), a development toolkit enabling turnkey solutions based on ON Semiconductor's Ezairo 7100 Digital Signal Processor (DSP), the company continues to grow its portfolio of ultra-low-power solutions for the hearing health industry. The wireless-enabled Ezairo 7150 SL is the first hybrid module to be supported by the Ezairo Pre Suite, with a firmware bundle that makes it easier to build wireless-enabled hearing aids.
18th October 2017

Future smartwatches could sense hand movement

Future smartwatches could sense hand movement
New research has shown future wearable devices, such as smartwatches, could use ultrasound imaging to sense hand gestures. The research team led by Professor Mike Fraser, Asier Marzo and Jess McIntosh from the Bristol Interaction Group (BIG) at the University of Bristol, together with University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol), presented their paper this summer at one of the world’s most important conferences on human-computer interfaces, ACM CHI 2017 held in Denver, USA.
13th October 2017

A chemical and biological threat detector-on-a-ring

A chemical and biological threat detector-on-a-ring
Wearable sensors are revolutionising the tech-world, capable of tracking processes in the body, such as heart rates. They're even becoming fashionable, with many of them sporting sleek, stylish designs. But wearable sensors also can have applications in detecting threats that are external to the body. Researchers now report in ACS Sensors a first-of-its kind device that can do just that. And to stay fashionable, they've designed it as a ring.
12th October 2017

Smart bandage could promote faster healing

Smart bandage could promote faster healing
Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Harvard Medical School and MIT have designed a smart bandage that could eventually heal chronic wounds or battlefield injuries with every fibre of its being. The bandage consists of electrically conductive fibres coated in a gel that can be individually loaded with infection-fighting antibiotics, tissue-regenerating growth factors, painkillers or other medications.
6th October 2017

Helmet smartfoam signals potential concussions in real time

Helmet smartfoam signals potential concussions in real time
Most football fans have seen players get hit so hard they can barely walk back to the sideline. All too often in years past, those players were back on the field just a few plays later, despite suffering what appeared to be a head injury. While football-related concussions have been top of mind in recent years, people have struggled to create technology to accurately measure them in real time.
26th September 2017

Massaging bra helps move more milk into breast pump

Massaging bra helps move more milk into breast pump
As our modern society pushes ever forward toward greater efficiency and productivity, even breast pump technology is getting the 21st century upgrade. The Lilu is a powered bra that has a built-in massager that does what women have been told to do for ages: compress your breasts to produce more milk and to prevent blocked milk ducts. The Lilu is not itself a pump, but is compatible with most commonly used brands. It can be used in conjunction with a nursing bra, or worn all on its own.
26th September 2017

Dev kit cuts time to market for wearable devices

Dev kit cuts time to market for wearable devices
The SmartBond DA14681 wearable development kit from Dialog Semiconductor is now being shipped by distributor Mouser Electronics. The flexible kit provides the hardware and software required to help manufacturers minimise time to market when creating next-generation wearable devices.
20th September 2017


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