22 Mar 2022
10,000 Patient Eyes Examined with Wearable AR/VR Diagnostic Platform
The company's platform delivers real-time vision diagnoses with six vision diagnostic exams, supported with five reimbursable CPT medical billing codes, in a single, wearable AR/VR headset. Eye care physicians can perform suprathreshold and full threshold visual fields, contrast sensitivity testing, color vision screening (both Ishihara and the Farnsworth D-15 extended color vision test), and dark adaptation. The platform replaces several legacy diagnostic devices and exceeds traditional standards of care in usability, cost, size, and portability.
4 Nov 2021
Researchers Boost Human Mental Function with Brain Stimulation
In a pilot human study, researchers show it is possible to improve specific human brain functions related to self-control and mental flexibility by merging artificial intelligence with targeted electrical brain stimulation.
12 Jun 2019
Tackling controversial technology face by face
Serious questions abound about how and when facial recognition technology should be used, and whether the positives—identifying a suspect or preventing a terrorist attack—outweigh the negatives—infringement on privacy rights.
20 Nov 2017
Rebuilding spinal cords with an engineer's toolkit
Like an earthquake that ruptures a road, traumatic spinal cord injuries render the body's neural highway impassable. To date, there are neither workable repairs nor detours that will restore signal flow between the brain and limbs, reversing paralysis.
7 Aug 2017
University of Florida performs its first retinal implant
The University of Florida performs its first retinal implant with the Argus II by Second Sight. The Argus II is an epiretinal implant consisting of an inner electrode array placed in the eye where it can stimulate the remaining cells in the retina, effectively taking the place of the rod and cone cells that have died off due to degenerative retinal diseases like retinitis pigmetosa.
23 Feb 2017
Next gen batteries could provide power to microsatellites, cubesats
The size of the battery is so thin (2-3 millimeters) that it is a prime candidate for use in microsatellites, including CubeSats.
3 Jun 2016
Flashcharge Batteries is a company based in Florida developing fast-charging energy storage devices based on redox polymers. They claim 60x faster charging rates, 20x more power and 50x longer cycle life than conventional Li-ion batteries.
2 May 2016
Wearable allows people with vision loss to actually see
eSight's wearable, hands-free headset houses a small, high-speed camera that captures everything the eSight user is looking at.
1 May 2013
7th Annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium: First day
This excellent event "7th Electric Aircraft Symposium" in Santa Rosa, USA was acclaimed as the best ever in the series. Over 150 people attended, an eclectic mix from NASA and Siemens to hobbyists, universities and technology startups were there.
16 Aug 2012
City Labs makes first commercial tritium battery
The NanoTritium can travel into enemy territory, plunge to the bottom of the ocean and even settle into the human heart. And it keeps going, even through extreme temperatures and vibration, for 20 years or more.
17 Mar 2009
Spin battery uses new source of energy
Researchers have been able to prove the existence of a "spin battery," a battery that is "charged" by applying a large magnetic field to nano-magnets in a device called a magnetic tunnel junction.