Real time interactive avatars Is she real or is she artificial ? Well, she looks real, but there is something 'wrong'. Those were some of the reflections when I showed the video to some people near me. I learned about this work from an MIT Technology Review this week, that kept boggling me, [...]
New “Neural Dust” sensor could be implanted in the body University of California, Berkeley engineers have built the first dust-sized, wireless sensors that can be implanted in the body, bringing closer the day when a Fitbit-like device could monitor internal nerves, muscles or organs in real time.
Doctors at the Radboudumc hospital combine data from MRI and CT scans with Ultimaker 3D printers to create 3D printed versions of brain tumors. These prints make it easier for patients to visualize and understand their diagnoses, helping them make the right choice in treatment.
Pokemon Go is not only a nuisance to hospitals and other public places, it can also be used to promote healthy behaviour. Children’s hospital C.S. Mott in Michigan uses the new Pokemon Go app to let kids do their physical therapy exercises.
Introducing the world's first Myo-controlled prosthetic arm
Uninvited Guests Uninvited Guests is a short film that explores the frictions between an elderly man and his smart home. Thomas, aged 70, lives on his own after his wife died last year. His children send him smart devices to track and monitor his diet, health and sleep from a distance. But Thomas [...]
Build a tower, build a team! During our REshape sessions, often we do the Marshmallow challenge with our guests. At TED2010 Tom Wujec presents some surprisingly deep research into the "marshmallow problem" — a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these [...]
Watch this robot draw blood from a patient VascuLogic developed a robot that draws blood completely autonomous within half a minute. It detects the right vein with infrared and ultrasound and never misses. Imagine technology's capabilities of performing increasingly complex tasks. Telemonitoring already makes that nurses can have more specific attention and time [...]