Assistive Technology

Remodeling 101: Smart Air Purifiers

Let’s say you or someone in your household is especially sensitive to air quality—perhaps because of respiratory issues (such as allergies or …

Air Purifiers

Gadgets powered by your SWEAT could mean you never have to buy batteries again

A remarkable new piece of technology called a biofuel cell has powered a radio for two days using human sweat alone.<p>As New Scientist reports , the …

Southern Rail network: Gibb report

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HuMoTech’s robotic feet make it easier to test drive a bunch of different prosthetics

Carnegie Mellon robotics spinoff HuMoTech (short for Human Motion Technologies) hasn’t actually spun too far yet. When we paid a visit to the prosthetic leg developer’s office last month, the startup was still crammed into a single basement room on the University’s Pittsburgh campus. The company’s …

Robotics

La Roche-Posay reveals new kid friendly UV patch

About one year on from the official launch of its UV Patch, La Roche-Posay has revealed a new, kid-friendly version of the patch at the Viva …

Skin Care

A wooden toe: Swiss Egyptologists study 3000-year-old prosthesis

It is likely to be one of the oldest prosthetic devices in human history: Together with other experts, Egyptologists have reexamined an artificial …

Prosthetics

Bluetooth Ring Tracks Vital Signs 24/7

The OURA provides important feedback based on the wearer's vitals tracked throughout the day, during exercises, and while they sleep<p>A new wearable …

MIT students help 9-year-old with cerebral palsy with a 'hacked' walker

Lilly is an energetic 9-year-old, but she can’t run around with her friends the way she wants to.<p>She has to use a walker because of her cerebral …

Cerebral Palsy

Consumer version of sleep tracking wearable Dreem launches today

To improve the waking life of millions suffering from sleep disorders, Rythm has announced the official launch of Dreem, a lightweight headband that …

Ingenious Bicycle Attachment Helps Keep Cyclists Safe with a Ring of Red Light

As urban bike shares grow increasingly popular, more cyclists are hitting the streets. While this trend has many advantages, riders often struggle with staying safe among automobile traffic. Cities are often slow to adopt separate bike lanes, so it’s up to the rider to ensure that they protect …

Cycling

​The Internet Helped This Man Smash His Fundraising Goal For a New Wheelchair Van

​Kevin asked for $5,000. He's received a lot more than that<p>Despite its reputation, Reddit can often be a force for good, rallying the masses to help those in need. In this case, that person is a man named Kevin with cerebral palsy who’s been posting video game reviews on YouTube for nine years. …

Wheelchairs

Assistive Technology Can Benefit All Students

Assistive technology tools were once meant for students with learning disabilities, but there is clear, documented proof that these tools are …

iOS

Circadia: resync your body clock using light

Inspired by NASA, Circadia is the world’s first solution that tunes your internal body clock using solid state lighting technology and analysis of …

Wellness

Uber is giving UK wheelchair users a free lift to polling stations this week

The UK’s general election takes place this Thursday<p>Uber is helping get the vote out in the UK, teaming up with disability charity Whizz-Kidz to offer free rides to polling stations for wheelchair users. The trips will be provided via the company’s UberAccess option, which offers fully wheelchair …

Uber

Nutty wearable mattress straps a nap to your body

If you don't mind looking like an oddball and you really want to nap anywhere, check out Simone Giertz's idea for a portable mattress.<p>People will go to great lengths to get a good nap, including hiding out in a personal pop-up pod or burying their heads in an Ostrich Pillow. Inventor Simone Giertz, …

Forget Stimulants: Doppel Wearable Alters Your Mood With a Few Taps

News<p>Jun. 4, 2017 10:19 am<p>We all have a bit of anxiety bubbling up inside. But we don’t all have time to meditate, exercise, or sometimes even just …

Wellness

'Blind Samurai' is the First Action Game for the Blind Ever

June 3, 2017<p>Share This<p>First Ever Action Game Specifically for the Blind is Available Now on Android.<p>In a world where technology is increasingly …

Gaming

The Next Generation Of Smart Headphones

Headphones have become an unquestionable fashion item in recent years, but there have also been a number of fascinating innovations that give the humble headphone some serious health benefits.<p>For instance, Kokoon are headphones that you can wear to bed to help you sleep better. They play an audio …

Headphones

This new surgical procedure could lead to lifelike prosthetic limbs

Robotic joints could—for the first time—be controlled by opposing muscle grafts

Breakthroughs

On prosthetic control: A regenerative agonist-antagonist myoneural interface

Prosthetic limb control is fundamentally constrained by the current amputation procedure. Since the U.S. Civil War, the external prosthesis has …

Neuroscience

The Best Health Tech 2017: Gadgets That Make You Fit And Healthy (Updated)

The ubiquity of fitness-tracking technology in recent years has meant people are generally becoming more conscious about their health.<p>Increasing mainstream availability of sensors on wearables such as smartwatches – that are able to give us better feedback about what’s happening in our bodies – …

Wellness

CSIRO's Data61 use your walk to power and authenticate smart devices

You pick up your smartphone. After a few paces it can identify you, use that data to unlock your phone, and tap into the energy you create by moving …

Authentication

No cuffs necessary! This sensor can read blood pressure from your fingertip

Why it matters to you<p>The higher your blood pressure is, the higher your risk of health problems in the future. This tech promises to make checking it …

Diabetes

Ambi Climate 2 Smart Air Conditioning System (video)

Ambi Climate 2 is a new smart air-conditioning controller which is equipped with artificial technology that is capable of detecting and analysing …

Home Automation

This vibrating hair clip could help deaf people sense sounds

Ontenna, which will go into production later this year, uses haptic feedback to help deaf people interpret the audial world around them<p>This tiny clip …

Evidence is mounting that Apple is working on a glucose-monitoring device

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been seen testing a glucose monitoring device, according to a CNBC report that fuels speculation Apple is working on its own glucose monitoring technology.<p>Cook was spotted using a glucose monitor at the new Apple Campus in Cupertino, according to a CNBC source. Sadly there …

Apple

Assistive Technology

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Disability

Shapeheart is an armband that senses your heart rate without bulky chest straps

Not everyone wants to place a heart-rate monitor on their chest or wrist. Sometimes you want a meaty sensor, something that won’t drain your battery and something that also carries your phone using a system of magnets that keeps your phone safe from harm. Sometimes you want the Shapeheart.<p>I saw the …

Wearable Tech

Signia introduces the first high-definition quality hearing aid with direct connectivity to iPhone and TV

Piscataway, NJ, May 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Signia introduces the first high-definition quality hearing aid with direct connectivity to iPhone …

Hearing Aids

This 3D Printed Arm Was Designed To Help A Boy Play The Cello

In 2015, 3D printing surpassed $5.1 billion. From robotic hands and drones to dresses, guns and even houses, the industry continues to grow.<p>However, according to Kit Eaton, technology journalist and 3D printing enthusiast, 3D printing hasn’t quite taken off in the way that some predicted.<p>“We’re a …

3D Printing