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DeepHeart AI IDs sleep apnea, hypertension via Apple Watch

Your Apple Watch can tell if you have hypertension or sleep apnea -- with the help of Cardiogram's deep neural network, DeepHeart, that is. The app-maker and the UCSF Health lab have conducted a study proving that wearables can suggest the presence of hypertension and sleep apnea with 82 percent …

New wearable tracker can transmit vital signs from a soft, tiny package

Body sensors have long been bulky, hard to wear, and obtrusive. Now they can be as thin as a Band-Aid and about as big as a coin. The new sensors, created by Kyung-In Jang, professor of robotics engineering at South Korea’s Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, and John A. Rogers, …

Wearable Tech

Former Facebook exec wants to make us telepathic by 2025

The founder of a new startup is working on a "thinking cap" that could see inside our minds.<p>Reading someone's mind might be as easy as putting on a hat.<p>Former Facebook executive Mary Lou Jepsen says she hopes to make communicating telepathically happen relatively soon.<p>Last year Jepsen left her job …

Singularity

6 Brain Augmentations That Will Help You Work Faster and Smarter by 2030 | Inc.com

By 2030, we might look a little like the Borg from <i>Star Trek</i>.<p>Sidestepping all of the issues with how we will look and the long-term effects, a neuroscientist has predicted that we will use brain augmentations by 2030. (Some of the most advanced functions like expanded memory could take much …

Augmented Reality

Why You Will One Day Have a Chip in Your Brain

<b>Implanting a microchip inside the brain</b> to augment its mental powers has long been a science fiction trope. Now, the brain computer interface is …

AI will help us download meeting notes to our brains by 2030

The internet is overflowing with tips on how to hack your health. From increasing cognitive function by drinking butter-spiked coffee to tracking sleep, stress, and activity levels with increasingly sophisticated fitness wearables, ours is a culture obsessed with optimizing performance. Combining …

Elon Musk wants to link computers to our brains to prevent an existential threat to humanity

Elon Musk is a busy guy.<p>He's developing electric vehicles, self-driving cars, tunnel-boring infrastructure technology, and re-usable rockets (with the goal of getting humans to Mars).<p>Given Musk's ambitiousness, it's not totally surprising that he is also launching a company that will look into ways …

Singularity

Apple's healthcare ambitions look to take a step forward

Working with Apple every day, as Apple sees it, could help keep the doctor away—or at least well informed.<p>Apple's push into healthcare is readying …

Medical Technology

Qualcomm spells out the hurdles to ‘extended reality’ glasses

Qualcomm is eager for virtual reality and augmented reality to succeed, since it will supply the chips that power the hardware behind “extended reality,” delivered by ordinary-looking glasses that can be used for virtual reality or augmented reality applications.<p>Tim Leland, vice president of …

DARPA Is Planning to Hack the Human Brain to Let Us "Upload" Skills

Mindhack For Faster Learning<p>In March 2016, DARPA — the U.S. military’s “mad science” branch — announced their Targeted Neuroplasticity Training (TNT) …

We Are Entering the Era of the Brain Machine Interface

“Sharing your thoughts” takes on new meaning as Facebook and Elon Musk dive into your neurons.<p><b>Hello Backchannel folk,</b> Steven here.<p>In a 2004 …

Singularity

Smartphones will officially become glasses in 2022, Facebook exec brashly predicts

That's when futuristic, "augmented reality" glasses could replace your smartphone and become your new everyday computing device.<p>So says Michael Abrash, the chief scientist of Facebook-owned Oculus Research, which is hard at work on both virtual reality headsets and augmented reality glasses.<p>Abrash …

Augmented Reality

Elon Musk wants to merge man and machine – here's what he'll need to do

For example, disabled people can now learn to govern robotic limbs by the sheer power of their mind.<p>The hope is that we may one day be able to operate spaceships with our thoughts, upload our brains to computers and, ultimately, create cyborgs.<p>Now Elon Musk is joining the race. The CEO of Tesla and …

Singularity

Elon Musk launches Neuralink, a company to link our brains with machines

SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk said during a speaking engagement last month that if humans don’t do something radical to advance our relationship …

Elon Musk

‘Your animal life is over. Machine life has begun.’ The road to immortality

In California, radical scientists and billionaire backers think the technology to extend life – by uploading minds to exist separately from the body – is only a few years away<p>Here’s what happens. You are lying on an operating table, fully conscious, but rendered otherwise insensible, otherwise …

Singularity

The Next Mobile Computing Platform: A Pair Of Sunglasses

<b>Within the next several years, wearable, lightweight smartglasses will replace your smartphone, your monitor, even your television.</b><p>Osterhout Design Group (ODG), just raised $58 million to turn its successful R-7 Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) for enterprise into a $1,000 consumer product (the R-8) …

Augmented Reality

Doppler Labs Makes a Huge Splash in the Innovation of Personal Sound

Here One is a pair of ear buds coupled with an app that not only acts as a volume control in an ever louder world, it couples Bluetooth streaming with some powerful noise filters. The result is a product unlike any other. As the creators point out, there are plenty of headphone solutions in all …

Audiophile

Elon Musk thinks humans need to become cyborgs or risk irrelevance

Another cheery lecture from Uncle Elon<p>Human beings are in danger of being eclipsed by artificial intelligence and need to evolve the ability to communicate directly with machines or risk irrelevance, Elon Musk said in a typically heartwarming speech from everyone’s favorite billionaire technologist.<p>…

Singularity
Wearable Tech

Vuzix aims to ship thin augmented reality smartglasses in 2017

Vuzix knows that people don’t want to be embarrassed when they put something on their face. So the company is working hard to ship a pair of augmented reality smartglasses this year that will be thin enough to wear comfortably.<p>The Rochester, N.Y.-based company unveiled its latest models, the Blade …

This app uses spectral analysis to analyze objects and their makeup

Normally, if the creators of an app claimed that it could look inside things and tell you their constituent parts, I would tell you to go peddle your snake oil elsewhere. But this app is from veteran R&D group Fraunhofer — so it may very well be the real thing.<p>The app is called HawkSpex mobile, and …

Imaging

A robotic implant that hugs your heart could help it keep beating

A soft robotic sleeve made of silicone could help a human heart keep beating, according to a new report published Wednesday.<p>For the millions …

San Francisco biohackers are wearing implants made for diabetes in the pursuit of 'human enhancement'

Paul Benigeri, a lead engineer at cognitive enhancement supplement startup Nootrobox, flexes his tricep nervously as his coworkers gather around him, phones set to record the scene. He runs his fingers over the part of the arm where Benigeri's boss, Geoff Woo, will soon stick him with a small …

Diabetes

Microsoft HoloLens Review: Winning The Reality Wars

Like many, I followed the coverage of CES from the Las Vegas Convention Center as the world’s tech giants showed off the principles and ideas that will be driving the industry forwards over the next year and beyond. The rise of various realities – be they mixed, virtual, actual, augmented or …

Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality

One Drop Blood Glucose Monitoring Kit for iPhone Launches on Apple.com

Health startup One Drop recently launched its iOS-compatible One Drop Chrome Blood Glucose Monitoring Kit on Apple.com for $99.95. Approved by the FDA and CE in Europe, the kit includes a Bluetooth-enabled blood glucose meter, a chrome lancing device, test strips, and a vegan leather carry case.<p>The …

IBM's 5 Year Vision Focuses On New Technology For Visualizing The World

Last week IBM focused attention on “five technologies that [they] believe have the potential to change the way people work, live, and interact during the next five years.” They call their vision “5 in 5“. The technologies they chose all have to do with enhancing our ability to visualize the world …

Machine Learning

The coolest health-tech products we saw at CES 2017

LAS VEGAS — At CES 2017, we previewed some of the coolest health tech set to hit the market.<p>From a brand new take on the electric breast pump to a …

Wearable Tech

These smart glasses help blind people see the world

Aira's smart glasses connect blind customers with agents to help with everyday tasks.<p>Aira, a US-based startup, has developed a pair of smart glasses that can help blind people with everyday tasks. The glasses, which are based on Google Glass, connect blind customers with a network of certified …

Google Glass

Wrist-mounted subwoofer Basslet announces pricing and shipping

Crowdfunded on Kickstarter last year, Lofelt‘s wrist-mountable subwoofer is shipping to its backers as we speak. Basslet will be available to order on February 7 for $199. I tried it out at CES and am eager to share some first impressions.<p>The Basslet is a square black box that goes on your wrist. …

Audiophile