KIDmob’s “Superhero Cyborg” Workshop encouraged kids’ imaginations to run wild as they designed and created colorful, eye-catching prosthetic limbs with capabilities beyond those of typical prosthetic limbs.
Vessyl is a smart cup that helps you make smarter drink choices by instantly analyzing and tracking the nutritional information of your beverages.
Augmented reality powerhouse Metaio has now branched out into the realm of tactile content control – on top of a stunning 3D computerized visual overlay, they’ve added the hardware necessary to make wearable tech truly interactive by turning the whole world into a touchscreen.
Based in Tokyo, eyewear innovator JINS has recently jumped on the wearable tech bandwagon with MEME, their new smart eyeglasses that absorb, synthesize and externalize the user’s inner physiological and psychosomatic data. Instead of bringing the outside in like Google Glass, JINS MEME glasses are electronically subscribed to your subtle inner physical and emotional changes.
MIT scientists have discovered how to tap into the powerful world of bacteria to create bionic biofilms of nanowires, quantum dots and electricity conductors.
Stanford bioengineer Manu Prakash has created a $5 hand-cranked chemistry lab from music box parts that, instead of pricking metal tines to sound different tones, yields precise amounts of designated liquid chemicals. The small device is an inexpensive, easily manufactured, programmable and energy self-sufficient tool applicable to a wide variety of scientific and educational industries.
Research group Experience Design at the Folkwang University of Arts has created several innovative and fun transformational gadgets called “Pleasurable Troublemakers” to help individuals cultivate good habits, whether they be about personal issues like impulsiveness or procrastination or globally conscious issues like about the economy or the environment.
In the internet world of information and misinformation, it’s easy for worried self-diagnosers to incorrectly turn a benign zit into something as scary as cancer. Luckily several new affordable smartphone-compatible devices are now in development that do everything from a routine physical exam to analyzing glucose and protein levels – allowing patients a non-invasive and quick alternative that would save hundreds of dollars and many idle hours spent in a waiting room.
A team of research students at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Spain has recently designed and installed a bio-photovolatic wall at their Valldaura campus to generate some buzz about collecting the natural and continuous untapped energy that constantly flows beneath our feet.
IBM researchers have produced the first viable semiconductor chip – the foundation for all electronic devices – with circuits made from graphene, a material that is 10,000x faster and likely to soon replace traditional silicon-based chips.
What if machines could react based on our mood and emotions? Enter in Rapport, a project that is attempting to bridge the gap between human emotion and the machines we’ve come to enjoy.
With so much new wearable technology out there like smart watches and augmented reality glasses, it’s nice to see something new to the market that’s at least a little less frivolous: a smart contact lens by Google X that allows diabetics to easily monitor their blood sugar.
Artist Lisa Park uses an EEG sensor and computer processing systems to translate her thoughts into sound. The vibrations of the music send the water rippling and jumping according to the state of her mind, while the artist sits in the middle of the five pools, seemingly motionless.
The art of acoustic levitation stems from the ability to control sound vibrations enough to combat gravity. While it’s not exactly a new science, Yoichi Ochiai and his team of researchers at the University of Tokyo have recently developed a 3D setup that demonstrates a remarkable increase in precision and maneuverability.
While we usually consider it to be cold and damp underground, the train tunnels in Europe are a different story. Heat from the train’s engines, brakes and crowds warms the tunnels and continuously escapes through the exits. In November this year the Islington Council announced it will be channeling this lost heat to nearby homes through the Celsius project.
Years of over exploitation of non-renewable resources have accelerated the development of ground-breaking technology for renewable energy. Swedish inventor Magnus Landberg at Minesto has designed a novel approach to sustainable energy: underwater kites that harness the power of ocean currents.
Harnessing the power of augmented reality technology, Evena has created the Eyes-On Glasses as a wearable device that allow medical professionals to see through skin. The glasses are a portable, real-time 3D imaging apparatus that takes the guesswork and discomfort out of IV insertion.
Researchers at the Neural Systems Laboratory at the University of Washington are believed to have created the first ever documented and approved human brain-to-brain communication. While it’s not exactly the superpower of telepathy we’ve all been dreaming of, it’s still pretty close.
Like many design firms, UK based Frip Design and Research is exploring the innovations made possible by 3D printing technology. Their latest endeavor is developing 3D printed prosthetics, which could significantly reduce the normal time and cost necessary to supply patients in need.
The Hyundai Motor Group Industrial Pavilion designed for the 2012 Expo in Yeosu, South Korea is every bit as intriguing inside as it is out. Symbology is weaved throughout every crevice of the pavilion as its design embodies both the motion of the nearby waves and the company’s approach to revolutionizing technology.