These High-Tech Glasses Will Give You Superhuman Vision

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It can be impossible for humans to tell apart very similar colors. But, with a new pair of tetrachromatic glasses created by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, you can never again leave the house wearing two items of black clothing that don’t quite match.

These spectacles enhance the user’s existing color vision, affording them new power to discern more distinct shades. Once developed for practical applications, they could be used to spot camouflaged targets in the field or identify counterfeit money.

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Flexible wearable sensor enables 24-hour blood flow monitoring

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The best medical devices for measuring blood flow today require the patient to first show up at a clinic or hospital, then stay very still during the imaging procedure. But an experimental sensor that clings to skin like a temporary tattoo could enable 24-hour monitoring of blood flow wherever a patient goes.

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Legendary concept artist Syd Mead talks about the problem with wearable technology

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Syd Mead was illustrating “wearable” technology before it even had a name.

If anyone can call himself a “visual futurist” with a straight face, it’s Syd Mead is the legendary concept artist behind Blade RunnerTron, and Aliens. If anyone can call himself a “visual futurist” with a straight face, it’s Mead. No one better qualified to critique the present and future of wearable technologies.

 

 

 

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‘Smart suit’ – a new wearable robotic exoskeleton gives you superhuman powers

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‘Smart suit’

In the U.S., engineers and roboticists have developed a ’smart’ robotic suit made from lightweight, flexible materials that can enhance the movements of everyone from soldiers and firefighters to hiking enthusiasts and the elderly. (Video)

 

 

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Lechal ‘smartshoes’ vibrate to point you in the right direction

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Lechal ‘smartshoes’

People in India will be the first in the world to get access to what could be the next big thing in wearable technology: the smartshoe. Ducere Technologies Pvt., an Indian startup, is going to start selling its Bluetooth enabled Lechal shoes for more than $100 a pair in September. The smartshoes sync up with a smartphone app that uses Google maps and vibrate to tell users when and where to turn to reach their destination.

 

 

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Why technology is not making us smarter: Study

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People have become uncomfortable being alone with their own thoughts.

Most Android users check their phones 150 times a day, according to Google. Wearable technologies like smart watches and Google Glass may eventually make us check our phones less often, but will almost certainly drive up the average user’s digital interruptions each day. Early users of Android Wear who were given Samsung Gear Live or LG G Watches at Google I/O report their wrists “constantly buzzing.” Digital technology has certainly increased the quantity of our mental stimulation, but what about the quality?

 

 

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Wearable technology that could one day power your smartphone using body heat

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Researchers have created a glass fabric-based thermoelectric generator wearable technology.

A team of South Korean researchers have developed technology that could one day power your smartphone using just body heat.

 

 

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FingerReader enables visually impaired to read any printed or digital book

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FingerReader

Louis Braille, in 1829, developed a tactile system that would allow those with vision impairment to read books. Braille uses a series of raised dots and the finger trails over a line of braille text and the reader interprets it, much like we do with standard letters of the alphabet that form words. Braille, however, does require some training to understand, and even now, most books, magazines, and newspapers are unavailable in braille format. MIT researchers have changed that problem with a new piece of wearable technology that reads books out loud to those with vision problems. (Video)

 

 

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Researchers create ‘electronic skin’ equipped with memory

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The wearable sensor stores and transmits motion data and delivers drugs.

A wearable device that is as thin as a temporary tattoo and can store and transmit data about a person’s movements, receive diagnostic information and release drugs into skin has been developed by researchers.

 

 

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How wearables will redefine the doctor-patient relationship

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Embedded tracking technologies are being used to remotely monitor individual health and performance.

Personal wearable devices are painting a more intimate picture of your health and overall fitness level by the data they are collecting. The real opportunity of wearables may be in connecting that information to a person who can help us make sense of the data and in turn, build a new relationship between patients and experts, one that carries with it highly personalized layers of analysis and recommendations.

 

 

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Projector necklace could be the next big wearable technology

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Projector necklace

When it comes to wearable tech you have to reach into your pocket every time you receive a text or want to snap a photo is the height of inconvenience. Google Glass and its competitors have laid claim to your face, while Samsung, Pebble, and a number of others want your wrist for their own. But there’s a new concept out there that wants to take your notifications, map directions, and search results off your body entirely. (Video)

 

 

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