January 13, 2011
Made by company Liquid Image, $400 goggles come fully equipped with a high definition camera and a wide-angle lens built into the frame above and between the eyes.
Two Canadian university research programs have found significant improvements in hand motion and strength in stroke patients.
The glove allows patients to exercise in their own homes with minimal supervision. Patients can monitor their own progress using software to generate 3D models… read more
“Gamers see the world differently,” said Greg Appelbaum, an assistant professor of psychiatry in the Duke School of Medicine. “They are able to extract more information from a visual scene.”
In… read more
Playing the Super Mario 64 video game causes increased size in brain regions responsible for spatial orientation, memory formation and strategic planning as well as fine motor skills, a new study conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Charité University Medicine St. Hedwig-Krankenhaus has found.
The positive effects of video gaming may also be useful in therapeutic interventions targeting psychiatric disorders.
To investigate… read more
With the success of podcasting — which lets anyone subscribe to and play back audio feeds on an iPod — the natural next step is technology that can do the same with video.
Quantum cryptography has been sped up to the point that it can be used to secure video conferencing, currently over a distance of about 120 kilometers.
Scientists from Toshiba’s Cambridge Research Laboratory have invented a system capable of generating 100 quantum keys every second, each consisting of 128 bits. This is fast enough for every individual frame of video to be protected by its own encryption.
The first video-in-print ads, using chips and thin screens around the size of mobile phone displays, will appear in select copies of Entertainment Weekly magazine in September and hold 40 minutes of video.
The first clips will be promos for CBS programs and Pepsi.
Vicarious FPC Inc, an artificial intelligence company that uses the computational principles of the brain to build software that can think and learn like a human, has announced a $15M Series A round of financing for development of machine learning software based on the computational principles of the human brain.
The research at Vicarious is expected to have broad implications for robotics, medical image analysis, image and video… read more
Vicarious, a startup developing artificial intelligence software, today announced that its algorithms can now reliably solve modern CAPTCHAs (Completely Automated Public Turing tests to tell Computers and Humans Apart).
Stanford University researchers have suggested that a CAPTCHA scheme (which are used by websites to verify that a visitor is human by asking them to transcribe a string of distorted letters) should be considered “broken” if an algorithm… read more
Brother Industries Ltd. has developed small vibration-powered generators that can replace AA and AAA batteries in devices that do not always consume electricity and have a power consumption of about 100mW (a maximum for a normal remote).
The battery-shaped case includes an electromagnetic induction generator and a 500mF double-layer capacitor. The average output of the AA-size generator is 10 to 180mW (frequency: 4-8Hz).
A new way of presenting Braille characters on a mobile device could lead to a Braille-ready touchscreen phone.
University of Tampere in Finland and colleagues used a Nokia 770 Internet Tablet, which has a piezoelectric material built into the touch screen that vibrates when an electric signal is applied to it. To generate characters, they installed software that represents a raised dot as a single pulse of intense vibration,… read more
Ossur’s “Power Knee” prosthetic leg allows amputees to walk longer while experiencing less physical toll.
It uses sensors located on the artificial knee and on the insole of the other leg, which sends information about their position at high speed. Gyroscopes on the artificial knee and on the ankle also send information about the tilt of the limbs. All of this information flows to a microprocessor in the knee,… read more
Astronomers have seen, in the patterns of galaxies scattered across the night sky, the vestiges of sound waves that rumbled through the universe after the Big Bang.