21 Mar 2022
A Fabric That Hears Your Heart Beat
Inspired by the human ear, a new acoustic fabric converts audible sounds into electrical signals.
22 Feb 2022
A New Way to Ink: Next Step in Wearable Tech?
Scientists have developed an inexpensive way to transform an ordinary shirt into an electronic smart shirt—one able to monitor and adjust body temperature or even allow the wearer to apply heat to a sore shoulder or back. All from a design printed on the fabric of the shirt or any other piece of clothing.
13 Dec 2021
Novel Brain Stimulation Approach Treats Severe Depression
Patients are awake during surgery as electrical leads are implanted in their brain. This procedure uses a first-of-its-kind approach that incorporates intracranial electroencephalography (EEG) recordings and stimulation to personalize the understanding of network behavior in the brain during a depressive state and its response to the DBS device.
3 Sep 2021
Which COVID-19 Patients Are Most Likely to Need Ventilators?
Researchers are developing a computational tool to help medical staff decide which patients will need the most extensive treatment for COVID-19.
4 May 2021
Multidisciplinary Team Developing an Immersive Avatar System
A multidisciplinary team developing an immersive avatar system that enables remote human connection has advanced to the semifinals for the $10 million ANA Avatar XPRIZE competition.
17 Apr 2020
Scientists Hope to Use Wearable Data to Predict COVID-19
Researchers and their collaborators aim to predict the onset of viral infection through data provided by wearable technology.
10 Dec 2019
Human Bone May Hold Key to Stronger 3D Printed Lightweight Structures
What do bones and 3D-printed buildings have in common? They both have columns and beams on the inside that determine how long they last. Now, the discovery of how a "beam" in human bone material handles a lifetime's worth of wear and tear could translate to the development of 3D-printed lightweight materials that last long enough for more practical use in buildings, aircraft and other structures.
14 Nov 2019
Injectable, Flexible Electrode for Nerve-Stimulating Implants
By electrically stimulating nerves, neuromodulation therapies can reduce epileptic seizures, soothe chronic pain, and treat depression and a host of other health conditions without the use of conventional drugs like opioids.
8 Aug 2018
A new milestone in laboratory grown human brain tissue
A cutting-edge laboratory technique that turns human stem cells into brain-like tissue now recapitulates human brain development more accurately than ever, according to a new study.
6 Aug 2018
Tech takes on cigarette smoking
Researchers are using wearable sensor technology to develop an automatic alert system to help people quit smoking.
23 Mar 2018
Research closer to revolutionary battery
The boom in wind energy faces a hurdle — how to effectively and cheaply store energy generated by turbines when the wind is blowing, but energy requirements are low.
4 Oct 2017
Soft, flexible origami-inspired robot
A researcher has turned the origami she enjoyed as a child into a patent-pending soft robot that may one day be used on an assembly line, in surgery or even outer space.
21 Aug 2017
Sensars Neuroprosthetics grabs government funding for disruptive tech
European Commission's Horizon 2020 SME (small-medium sized enterprises) Instrument recently announced Sensars Neuroprosthetics as a Phase 1 recipient for funding of their SENSY technology. Phase 1 recipients receive €50000 in funding for 6 months to execute a feasibility study and draft a 10-page business proposal. This is intended to bring the technology from the idea to concept stage. There are currently 2813 participants, 2750 projects coordinated, and 1094,87M€ allocated to the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument.
26 Apr 2017
Building a better battery
From portable electronics to transportation and sending satellites into space, the quest for a better battery - lighter, safer, longer lasting - is drawing increasing interest in the scientific community.
12 Jan 2017
How perovskite solar films efficiently convert light to power
Solar cells made with films mimicking the structure of the mineral perovskite are the focus of worldwide research. But only now have researchers directly shown the films bear a key property allowing them to efficiently convert sunlight into electricity.
18 Dec 2015
Researchers tailor power source for wearable electronics
Wearable power sources for wearable electronics are limited by the size of garments. With that in mind, researchers have developed flexible wire-shaped microsupercapacitors that can be woven into a jacket, shirt or dress.
6 Oct 2015
Energy independent vehicles: new focus
The most dramatic new advances and visions have no name initially. So it is with electric vehicles that need no external charging or refuelling - no, not even wireless charging.
28 Sep 2015
Alkaline flow battery charges up renewable energy storage
Scientists have developed an alkaline flow battery that they hope will help to tackle the tricky problem of storing energy from renewable power sources such as wind and solar.