Assistive Technology

This Robovac Tried to Eat My Furniture. But I Loved it Anyway

It is hard not to anthropomorphize robot vacuums. They live in your house. Some work with focused intensity, zipping back and forth; others bounce …

Hacking

Foobot Indoor Air Quality Monitor Review: Helping You To Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

<b>Home Air Pollution</b><p>We all take it for granted that stepping inside from the outdoors means escaping air pollution and airborne irritants like pollen. Especially in urban environments. However, it’s possible that your home air is even more polluted than what’s outside… The consequences of living in …

Custom 3D-Printed Implants Could Treat Hearing Loss

Size comparison between 3D-printed prosthesis implant and a penny (via Radiological Society of North America)<p>Using CT scans and 3D printing, …

Geek

Instantly Make Your Home Healthier With Airmega

Combining cutting-edge smart technology with sleek, modern design, Airmega’s air purifiers promote a healthy home environment without skimping on style.<p>The air we breathe shouldn’t be taken for granted, and while we can’t control what goes on outside our homes, we can control what goes on inside …

Mobile

Best Health Tech: Gadgets To Help Keep You Fit And Healthy

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 – …

Pip is a portable gaming device that teaches children to code

UK tech start-up Curious Chip has created a handheld gaming device that teaches children to code their own games and apps.<p>The Pip device is designed …

Raspberry Pi

Doctors will help end hearing loss by 3D printing tiny prosthetic ear bones

We’ve covered some pretty smart hearing aids before at Digital Trends, but the work being done by researchers at Baltimore’s University of Maryland …

Prosthetics

Zippo’s USB hand warmer/battery pack combo falls to $22 Prime shipped

Amazon offers the Zippo Rechargeable Hand Warmer for <b>$22.06 Prime shipped</b><b>.</b> That’s good for $7 off the going rate and a new Amazon all-time low. This little device is perfect for keeping your hands warm as we head into the cold winter months. It offers dual-sided heat of up to 113 degrees with 2 …

Gear & Gadgets

Simultaneous Touchless Monitoring of Several Patients' Vital Signs

Hospitals might soon be able to keep tabs on the health of dozens of people from afar. Engineers have come up with a new touch-free method for …

RFID

Industrial Strategy: building a Britain fit for the future

From:Department for Business, Energy & Industrial StrategyPart of:Industrial strategy and The UK's Industrial StrategyPublished:27 November 2017<p>This …

The World's Smallest Device is Here to Tackle The Snoring Sound We Hate

If you have ever slept next to a snoring person, then you know the frustrations and struggles of getting even an iota of sleep. It feels as if you’re …

Sleep

Aira: A device and app made to assist the blind

CALIFORNIA - Using augmented reality, this app uses Google Glass technology to aid a blind or low vision person experience life differently. Using …

Mobile

Neato Robotics Botvac D80 Pet and Allergy Robot Vacuum 945-0179

Botvac D80 <br>The high-performance robot vacuum, specially designed to pick up all types of hair—ideal for homes with pets.<p>Overview<p>Features a combo …

Micro USB

Spire Stone

Spire Helps<p>Spire Stone keeps track of your<br>health when you aren’t watching.<p>“...I had no idea how a gadget could monitor my anxiety, but after 3 weeks …

Spire Health Tags make your Undergarments Smart

About 2 years ago, I chanced upon the Spire stone health tracker and was pretty amazed at the product capabilites; measuring your breathing pattern …

SmartPourer monitors alcohol intake and entertains guests at the same time

We all know the risks associated with excessive drinking at parties, especially around the holidays. What if there was a smart way to know when we’ve had too much to drink and when it’s time to hand over the keys? A new company has taken to Kickstarter with its latest invention, the SmartPourer, …

Gear & Gadgets

From Samaritans to prosthetic limbs

Photography students seek to reveal the world around them for their final projects on the MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography course.<p>Ivan Vanjic<p>On 11 July 1995, the UN safe-zone of Srebrenica, with its mainly Bosnian Muslim population, was surrendered to the advancing Serb forces.<p>Men …

Photography

Scientists Reveal a Neural Implant That Increases Human Memory

It's a matter of some debate exactly how many neurons we have in our brains, though it's somewhere in the millions, billions, or trillions. You'd …

The Brain

Powering Past Coal Alliance declaration

From:Department for Business, Energy & Industrial StrategyPart of:Climate change international actionPublished:16 November 2017Last updated:12 …

Climate

Disability campaigners in call over technology

Disability campaigners have called for the introduction of a system to enable disabled and older people to access appropriate technology to help them …

News (Ireland)

Open consultation: Revised Freedom of Information Code of Practice

In response to the Independent Commission on Freedom of Information’s report, the government agreed to update the Code of Practice issued under …

Freedom of Information

Awair Glow review

The Awair Glow will help you sleep better at night -- both literally and figuratively.<p>The Awair Glow will help you sleep better at night -- both …

Gear & Gadgets

Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade Before The End Of The Year

Microsoft's Windows 10 upgrade program was discontinued for the general public last July, but you can still get your hands on a free upgrade to …

Microsoft

Maker Trend in Rome: Affordable, Accessible Assistive Technologies

The age-old adage, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” takes a brilliant humanitarian twist in the maker realm. When we spoke with Maker Faire Rome curator Alessandro Ranellucci last month, he mentioned that one of the emerging themes of the fifth annual Faire, coming up on December 1–3, is …

Example menus for early years settings in England

Ref: PHE publications gateway number: 2017003 PDF, 507KB, 53 pages<p>This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an …

How I Reverse Engineered and Exploited a Smart Massager

Hello people, I am writing a blog post after a long time. Guess I should make it a worthy one. I have been working with Bluetooth for quite sometimes …

Mobile

Deals: Jamstik+ Portable Smart Guitar, Save 6%

We have a great deal on the Jamstik+ Portable Smart Guitar in the Geeky Gadgets Deals sore today, it is available with 6% off.<p>The Jamstik+ Portable …

Mechanical or Biologic Prostheses for Aortic-Valve and Mitral-Valve Replacement

Clinically significant aortic-valve disease or mitral-valve disease affects 2.5% of the population in the United States, and valve replacement …

Medicine

Spire Studio: Portable Recording Studio Designed for Collaboration [Review]

Like you, many of us as kids sang in the shower, attempted to play some sort of instrument in middle school, or went through countless hours of …

Guitar

Wearable robot helps kids with cerebral palsy

Scientists create a robotic exoskeleton that shows promise in helping children with cerebral palsy walk easier and upright. CNN's Jacqueline Howard reports.

Health