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The James Dyson Award had an interesting array of national winners this year.  An outdoor vacuum cleaner for maintaining parks, kinetic furniture, and a buoy that becomes a natural part of the ocean environment were some of the standout ideas. One other creation that is catching lots of attention is a type of clothing that grows […]

bionic, lens

Biological augmentation is a staple of science fiction that never goes out of style. Taking a miracle IQ-increasing pill, having binocular vision, or using robotic arms to lift a car are all commonplace. Yet we never tire of them, because, let’s face it — those all sound really cool to have. Ocumetics Technology Corporation is […]

Spacex spacesuit

If you’re a follower of SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Instagram, you were in for a sneak peek preview of the company’s fully functional, all-new spacesuit. Space Explorations Technologies Corporation (SpaceX), the commercial space transportation startup, has designed its cutting-edge spacesuit in-house – controlling every part of the supply chain while reducing manufacturing costs. It […]

Amazon's Alexa Can Control an Exoskeleton With Verbal Instructions

Canadian medical robotics company Bionik Laboratories added a handy little extension into their latest generation of the ARKE lower body exoskeleton: control by Alexa, Amazon’s voice assistant. Alexa can connect to some amazing things, but an exoskeleton is a new one. The exoskeleton will help older people, along with those affected by severe lower body […]

cochlear nucleus7 hearing aid

After receiving FDA-approval this past June, Australian-based Cochlear has unveiled its next-generation Nucleus 7 Sound Processor. The revolutionary hearing aid implant will come equipped with Bluetooth technology and will sync with wearer’s iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch devices. Partnering with the consumer technology giant Apple will ensure a widespread impact on the 50 million Americans […]

Helmfon noise cancelling helmet

Even though you may look like the third member of Daft Punk, Hochu Rayus’ futuristic noise-cancelling helmet is guaranteed to boost office work productivity. The ‘Helmfon’ device completely drowns out distracting background noise notorious for disrupting employee concentration. Still, in development, Ukrainian design company Hochu Rayu hopes its revolutionary prototype shakes up the entire smart […]

stony brook compass smartwatch

Given to only the top 5% of research papers, Stony Brook University assistant professor Xiaojun Bi received this year’s ACM CHI 2017 Honorable Mention Award for his groundbreaking study called “Compass: Rotational Keyboard on Non-Touch Smartwatches.” The Department of Computer Science professor co-authored the research and according to his findings, smartwatch wearers will soon have […]

orii bone conduction ring

Whether it’s the Batband headphones, the Zungle Panther shades, or the Marlin swim meter, bone conduction technology can be found in a wide variety of connected devices. By sending vibrations to the inner ear, bone conduction technology is able to drown out ambient noise creating a distraction-free listening experience. Knowing the countless benefits of bone […]

smart glove translates asl

Whether it’s MIT’s sweat-detecting workout apparel or Levi’s high-tech jacket that controls smart devices, the wearables industry is starting to get super innovative. The latest head-turning discovery comes out of University of California – San Diego and it’s downright fascinating. Called “The Language of Glove” – UC engineers were able to design a smart glove […]

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