Wearable Robotic Arm

Wearable Robotic Arm 

Tail-wrist-II

Paraplegics and the elderly often face problems with their joints and muscle movements. When stuck to bed owing to their illness, patients tend to develop contraction of muscles that could be irreversible, and regular range of motion exercises through physiotherapy is the only alternative left. There are a few muscle and joint extractors available to assist, but Tail-wrist-II seems to be a novel makeover in the category. Developed by Hideyuki Tsukakoshi, assistant professor of Mechanical Control Systems at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, the Tail-wrist-II is designed to prevent contraction of muscles and joints.

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Lego Security Bracelet To Track Your Kids

Lego Security Bracelet To Track Your Kids 

 Lego Security Bracelet

The craze for Lego Bricks is just immortal. Lego is one thing that lures us back every time, we may avoid it for a while, but these professionals churn out the newest of things, prompting us to go head over heels for their exquisite makes. This conceptual security bracelet for kids, a project led by Rodrigo Torres, is the hottest Lego creation that we could get about in a period. The bracelet is a perfect device for parents to keep track of their child’s whereabouts.

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Software That Gives A Sense Of Touch In The Virtual Environment

Software That Gives A Sense Of Touch In The Virtual Environment 

Being a human, you feel; so do I. However, software can also feel! Surprised, one might be. But this is a reality, as an Edinburgh-based company has just launched an incredible software technology by the name of Cre8. Now, what is implausible about this is that it has an interactive interface, which means the creators, designers or artists interact and even can manipulate the content in a virtual 3D workspace using the sense of touch technology.

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Vocal Joystick Allows Disabled To Use Computers

Vocal Joystick Allows Disabled To Use Computers 

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed the ‘Vocal Joystick’ software, which allows disabled people to use computers in a better way. The software allows the computer to be driven by sound, in pace of the conventional functioning mouse. The difference between the Vocal Joystick and other technologies is that it does not use standard voice recognition technology and instead detects basic sounds at about 100 times a second and generates a fluid and adaptive cursor movement. It is said that the system allows users to exploit large sets of sounds for continuous and discrete movement. The Vocal Joystick does the job with the help of a microphone, computer with a standard sound card and a user who can vocalize.

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How Our Eyes Adapt To Movement

How Our Eyes Adapt To Movement 

When an object moves fast, we follow it with our eyes: our brain correspondingly calculates the speed of the object and adapts our eye movement to it. This in itself is an enormous achievement, yet our brain can do even more than that. In the real world, a car will typically accelerate or brake faster than, say, a pedestrian. But the control of eye movement in fact responds more sensitively to changes in the speed of fast moving objects than slow moving objects.

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DizzyFix – A Treatment For Vertigo

DizzyFix - A Treatment For Vertigo 

 DizzyFix – Treatment For Vertigo

Any kind of medical care that can be used from the comfort of one’s house is always a boon. Cleanwater Clinical Limited thought on the similar lines for vertigo and dizziness patients. The Canadian company brought to surface DizzyFix that can combat BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo), which stands to be a common cause of vertigo.

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The Anti-Restaurant Movement

The Anti-Restaurant Movement

Participative dining experiences are redefining the way we think about food

Underground restaurants have found their niche. Stringing together the farm-to-table movement and a bloggy kind of interactivity, they have gained a following among food lovers, mostly in their 20s and 30s, who have an opinion on local versus organic, prefer intimate and casual to grand and ceremonial, and are open to meeting people and building connections in new ways.

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Parkour: To Get From One Point To Another Quickly And Efficiently

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Founded by Frenchman David Belle, the aim of parkour is to get from one point to another as quickly and as efficiently as possible, making use of any maneuvre needed to get around any obstacles.

Not to be confused with free running, which is something different.

Wikipedia defines the difference as this: “Parkour as a discipline comprises efficiency, whilst free running embodies complete freedom of movement – and often includes many acrobatic manoeuvres.”

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WiMAX Movement to Transform the Internet

 WiMAX Movement to Transform the Internet

WiMax promises a whole new kind of fun on the web

As US technology giants including Google place a multi-billion dollar bet on WiMAX, backers of the wireless data-streaming format say it will radically change mobile Internet use.

A WiMAX network of the kind to be deployed across the United States by a joint venture dubbed Clearwire may render cable or phone line Internet obsolete and set the stage for free Google mobile telephones supported by advertising.

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