27 May 2020
Soft Robotic Exosuit for Stroke Survivors
To allow stroke patients to recover, many rehabilitation centers have looked to robotic exoskeletons. But although there are now a range of exciting devices that are enabling people to walk again who initially were utterly unable to do so, there remains significant active research trying to understand how to best apply wearable robotics for rehabilitation after stroke.
24 Feb 2020
Machine Learning Robots Cook Perfect Hot Dogs
Engineers have made a jump in using machine learning to teach robots to perform complex tasks, a framework that could be applied to a host of tasks, like identifying cancerous spots on mammograms or better understanding spoken commands to play music. But first, as a proof of concept—they've learned how to prepare the perfect hot dog.
23 Dec 2019
Hot Dog Making Robot
In a step forward, a team of researchers has developed a new approach to teaching a robot, or a team of robots, a high-risk, complex task—a framework that could be applied to a host of tasks. In a paper published in Science Robotics, the team demonstrated this framework with a proof-of-concept task by teaching two robots to cook, assemble and serve hot dogs together.
28 Oct 2019
RxFunction walk2Wellness Study Expansion with Hebrew SeniorLife
RxFunction, the medical device company that created Walkasins®, is announcing expansion of its walk2Wellness study to include researchers at Hebrew SeniorLife, with enrollment of its first participant completed earlier this month.
10 Sep 2019
A swifter way towards 3D-printed organs
Sacrificial ink-writing technique allows 3D printing of large, vascularized human organ building blocks.
12 Aug 2019
IDTechEx spoke to Dr Cory Kidd, CEO of Catalia Health. The company developed Mabu, a 'Wellness coach' robot designed to improve chronic disease care management.
29 May 2019
Machine learning could make antibiotics more effective
Most antibiotics work by interfering with critical functions such as DNA replication or construction of the bacterial cell wall. However, these mechanisms represent only part of the full picture of how antibiotics act.
15 Apr 2019
Blue light could treat superbug infections
Rather than rolling the dice with a multi-drug combination or wasting precious time trying to determine which medicine to prescribe, doctors could soon use a new method for disarming the superbugs: light therapy.
12 Apr 2019
Electrostimulation restores memory
In a groundbreaking study researchers demonstrate that electrostimulation can improve the working memory of people in their 70s so that their performance on memory tasks is indistinguishable from that of 20-year-olds.
14 Feb 2019
Converting Wi-Fi signals to electricity with new 2-D materials
Imagine a world where smartphones, laptops, wearables, and other electronics are powered without batteries. Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have taken a step in that direction, with the first fully flexible device that can convert energy from Wi-Fi signals into electricity that could power electronics.
14 Aug 2018
Soft multifunctional robots get really small
Robots could be safely deployed in difficult-to-access environments, such as in delicate surgical procedures in the human body.
4 Jul 2018
Machine learning algorithm can tell how smart you are
If you've ever lied about your IQ to seem more intelligent, it's time to fess up. Scientists can now tell how smart you are just by looking at a scan of your brain. Actually, to be more precise, the scientists themselves aren't looking at your brain scan; a machine-learning algorithm they've developed is.
19 Jun 2018
RxFunction Inc, creators of walkasins, hires new CFO
Mary E. Anderson is the new Chief Financial Officer of RxFunction, Inc., a start-up medical device company that created walkasins® - the first Wearable Sensory Prosthesis (WSP™) - to help improve balance and gait in patients who experience balance problems due to sensory peripheral neuropathy.
15 May 2018
Plans for Long-Term Clinical Trial for walkasins
RxFunction Inc has announced plans to conduct its first long-term clinical trial of walkasins®, the walk2Wellness study.
11 Apr 2018
Medical start-up RxFunction Inc raises $7.5 million in Series A
Medical start-up RxFunction, Inc., a wearable technology company that created walkasins® - the first Wearable Sensory Prosthesis - has completed its Series A funding round, raising $7.5 million and surpassing the initial funding goal of $5 million.
25 Oct 2017
Machine learning used to predict earthquakes in a lab setting
A group of researchers have used machine learning techniques to successfully predict earthquakes.
8 Sep 2017
Low-cost wearables manufactured by hybrid 3D printing
A collaboration has created a new additive manufacturing technique for soft electronics, called hybrid 3D printing, that integrates soft, electrically conductive inks and matrix materials with rigid electronic components into a single, stretchable device.
7 Mar 2017
For robots to do what we want, they need to understand us. Too often, this means having to meet them halfway: teaching them the intricacies of human language, for example, or giving them explicit commands for very specific tasks.
18 May 2016
Wearable exosuits for patients with limited mobility
The soft exosuit — which is a soft wearable robot that is the first of its kind — was developed through extensive prototyping that included the involvement of roboticists, mechanical and biomechanical engineers, apparel designers, and software engineers.
9 Nov 2015
Chemist aims to put his nanohoops into future devices
Nanohoops, can be made using both carbon and other atoms. Because they efficiently absorb and distribute energy, they may be useful in solar cells, organic light-emitting diodes or as new sensors or probes for medicine.