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Source: Google’s New Shoe Insole Analyzes Your Soccer Moves [Wired - Julian Chokkattu, 03/10/2020]

Google’s New Shoe Insole Analyzes Your Soccer Moves

When you buy the GMR insole, you get a pair of inserts (one for each shoe) and one Jacquard Tag. It’s the same Tag that comes in Levi’s newer jackets or the YSL backpack. Choose which shoe you want the Tag to be in, and you can put a dummy Tag in the other to feel balanced.

 

Source: AR is going to explode, and usability will be key [Tech HQ - Jia Jen Low, 02/28/2020]

AR is going to explode, and usability will be key – TechHQ

Virtual reality has its applications in the enterprise when it comes to training and design, but it’s Augmented Reality (AR) that will likely have real staying power.


Source: 'Electronic nose' could smell breath to warn about higher risk of oesophageal cancer [Guardian - Nicola Davis, 02/25/2020]

‘Electronic nose’ could smell breath to warn about higher risk of oesophageal cancer

An electronic device that “sniffs” breath may offer a new way to identify people with a condition that can lead to cancer of the oesophagus, researchers have revealed. Recent figures suggest there are about 9,000 new cases of oesophageal cancer, or cancer of the food pipe, every year in the UK.


Source: Surgeons successfully treat brain aneurysms using a robot [Science Daily - American Heart Association, 02/21/2020]

Surgeons successfully treat brain aneurysms using a robot

Using a robot to treat brain aneurysms is feasible and could allow for improved precision when placing stents, coils and other devices, according to late breaking science presented today at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2020 . The conference, Feb.


Source: Robots steady breast cancer surgeon's hands in first human trial [Guardian - Ian Sample, 02/11/2020]

Robots steady breast cancer surgeon’s hands in first human trial

Doctors have used a robot to perform extremely delicate surgical operations on breast cancer patients in the first human trial of the technology. Eight women had the robot-assisted procedure at Maastricht University Medical Center, in the Netherlands, to alleviate a common complication of breast cancer surgery.


Source: A new implant for blind people jacks directly into the brain [MIT Technology Review - Russ Juskalian, 02/06/2020]

A new implant for blind people jacks directly into the brain

“Allí,” says Bernardeta Gómez in her native Spanish, pointing to a large black line running across a white sheet of cardboard propped at arm’s length in front of her. ” There.” It isn’t exactly an impressive feat for a 57-year-old woman-except that Gómez is blind. And she’s been that way for over a decade.


Source: Apple thinks AR glasses will replace smartphones [Tech HQ - Neil Hughes, 11/15/2019]

Apple thinks AR glasses will replace smartphones – TechHQ

Back in 2015, dared to predict that within a few years, a smartphone would be the only computer that most people would need. The following year, mobile browsing overtook desktop for the first time. A quick look around at your immediate surroundings today will reveal everyone staring down into the screens of the smartphones as they create, consume, and share content.


Source: There’s a race to replace our iPhones with smart glasses we wear everywhere [CNBC - Todd Haselton, 11/11/2019]

There’s a race to replace our iPhones with smart glasses we wear everywhere

Most of the biggest names in Big Tech are racing to create smart glasses that we wear everywhere and that may replace our phones. Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Snap, Facebook Apple, Magic Leap and others are all working on some form of smart glasses or headset that will change how we view the world around us.


Source: 'At last I can feel again': robotic hand gives user a sense of touch [Guardian - Anna Ploszajski, 07/24/2019]

‘At last I can feel again’: robotic hand gives user a sense of touch

A man who lost his hand 17 years ago has been given the sense of touch through a brain-controlled robotic prosthetic. Keven Walgamott, whose arm was amputated below the elbow after an accident, can now feel 119 different touch sensations through the prosthetic as if it were his own limb.


Source: https://www.boeing.com/features/2018/01/augmented-reality-01-18.page [Boeing - Editorial Staff, 01/19/2018]


Source: The Coming Wave of Bionic Hearing Gadgets [MIT Technology Review - Rachel Metz, 08/14/2015]

Ear-Worn Wearables Aimed at Giving You Bionic Hearing Are on the Way

In a windowless office on a tiny San Francisco side street, Noah Kraft is making me hear things in a way I’ve never heard them before. I’m wearing a wireless earbud in each ear. The devices, which are white and look kind of like big Altoids mints, are the latest prototype built by Doppler Labs, a wearable-technology startup of which Kraft is cofounder and CEO.