21 Jul 2021
Liquid Metal Sensors and AI Could Help Prosthetic Hands to Feel
Each fingertip has more than 3,000 touch receptors, which largely respond to pressure. Humans rely heavily on sensation in their fingertips when manipulating an object. The lack of this sensation presents a unique challenge for individuals with upper limb amputations.
16 Apr 2021
Marine Energy Industry Sets New Goal of 1GW of Deployments by 2035
With marine energy on the cusp of significant growth, the National Hydropower Association unveiled new industry deployment targets of 50 MW by 2025, 500 MW by 2030, and 1 GW by 2035.
11 Nov 2019
Novel Way to Track Tremor Severity in Parkinson's Patients
Researchers have developed algorithms that, combined with wearable sensors, can continuously monitor patients and estimate total Parkinsonian tremor as they perform a variety of free body movements in their natural environments.
4 Jul 2019
AI could be 'game changer' in detecting, managing Alzheimer's disease
Could artificial intelligence be the solution for testing and managing this complex human health condition?
15 Nov 2017
Bioengineered robotic hand with its own nervous system senses touch
Why not make a prosthesis that can actually "feel" its environment?
25 Nov 2016
Owl-inspired wing design reduces wind turbine noise by 10 decibels
A team of researchers studying the acoustics of owl flight are working to pinpoint the mechanisms that accomplish this virtual silence to improve man-made aerodynamic design - of wind turbines, aircraft, underwater vehicles and, even, automobiles.