7 Jul 2021
IDTechEx interviewed Srinivas Pattamatta, VP of Business Development at Atmosic. They have developed low power Bluetooth chips with integrated power management systems capable of enabling energy harvesting.
7 Jul 2021
Self Powered Implantable Device Stimulates Bone Healing, Disappears
Researchers know that electricity can help speed up bone healing, but "zapping" fractures has never really caught on, since it requires surgically implanting and removing electrodes powered by an external source.
28 Jun 2021
Vagus Nerve Stimulation Effect on Brain Activity
A new study adds to a growing body of research on the role of the vagus nerve in brain function and will help health care providers to select optimal clinical practices of using vagus nerve stimulation to treat diseases.
31 May 2021
New Tool Activates Deep Brain Neurons Combining Ultrasound, Genetics
Neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease and epilepsy have had some treatment success with deep brain stimulation, but those require surgical device implantation. A multidisciplinary team has developed a new brain stimulation technique using focused ultrasound that is able to turn specific types of neurons in the brain on and off and precisely control motor activity without surgical device implantation.
15 Apr 2021
Machine Learning at Speed
Inserting lightweight optimization code in high-speed network devices has enabled researchers to increase the speed of machine learning on parallelized computing systems five-fold.
11 Mar 2021
Contactless Monitoring of Heart Rhythm Using Smart Speakers
Smart speakers, such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, have proven adept at monitoring certain health care issues at home. For example, researchers have shown that these devices can detect cardiac arrests or monitor babies breathing.
10 Mar 2021
Floating Robots will Help Solve the Mysteries of our Oceans
The University of Washington will soon be deploying a fleet of floating robots in oceans around the world. The effort is part of a $53-million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to pursue fundamental questions about ocean ecosystems and to inform computer models for fisheries and climate studies.
9 Feb 2021
Teaching AI to Play the Piano Using Visual Cues
Researchers wondered if artificial intelligence could recreate that delight using only visual cues — a silent, top-down video of someone playing the piano. The researchers used machine learning to create a system, called Audeo, that creates audio from silent piano performances.
26 Jan 2021
Aeterlink was founded in August 2020, and describe an ambitious vision of long range wireless charging. They are a Japanese company, but their CEO and principal technical staff are based at Stanford University in the US. This update was compiled based on materials they presented at CES 2021's virtual event.
7 Jan 2021
AI Algorithms Detect Diabetic Eye Disease Inconsistently
A new study looks at the effectiveness of seven artificial intelligence-based screening algorithms to diagnose diabetic retinopathy, the most common diabetic eye disease leading to vision loss.
4 Jan 2021
Australia to Test 3D Printed Face Guards
By mid-2021, volunteers will be recruited for an accelerated clinical trial of two 'next generation' vaccines against COVID-19, developed by researchers at the University of Melbourne. Among the other proposals to be tested are the use of germicidal ultraviolet light to reduce infection rates in aged care facilities, and 3D-printed face masks to match facial shape and prevent leaks.
16 Dec 2020
AI Shows Promise to Generate Faster, More Accurate Weather Forecasts
Today's weather forecasts come from some of the most powerful computers on Earth. The huge machines churn through millions of calculations to solve equations to predict temperature, wind, rainfall and other weather events. A forecast's combined need for speed and accuracy taxes even the most modern computers.
4 Oct 2020
The Next Stage of the Electricity Grid
The electricity market is evolving to allow a higher integration of variable energy sources and a new class of devices is approaching the market to satisfy this necessity.
16 Jul 2020
Merging Solar Cell, Liquid Battery Produces Long-Lasting Solar Storage
Chemists have created a highly efficient and long-lasting solar flow battery, a way to generate, store and redeliver renewable electricity from the sun in one device.