Those who are not familiar with the term triage, it entails a process that sorts out people into different groups, based upon the seriousness of their injuries. So, basically it is an initial assessment system for better medical response in event of any emergency, like – natural calamities, chemical plant accidents, terrorist attacks or transportation collisions. Now, in its current state, the triage is followed by using simple colored paper tags that medical personnel attach to victims. The color coding on these tags (like green, yellow, red) corresponds to the severity of the victim’s injury and health status, while the pulse rates actually written by hands. So, overall it is a manual process with major disadvantages – the scope tends to disregard the frequent updates of the victim’s medical condition, while the paper tags can easily get lost or even wet in case of natural catastrophes.
We would assume Batman’s enemies are still out there ready to ambush him when our Dark Knight wants to tee off during his weekends. Well, he is not to worry; the Batman Tumbler golf cart has arrived to the scene. Belonging to eBay seller seller rayshollywood (presumably not Lucius Fox), the boisterous contrivance is sure to turn many heads on the golf circuit. In fact, the design remarkably replicates all the cool features of the original Tumbler, including the gorgeous black tint, the robust body with its dashing facades and the hefty chassis with the huge tires.
Drones delivering packages? You betcha! Following Amazon’s lead, global package delivery company UPS (United Parcel Service of America, Inc.) has now jumped on the bandwagon of futuristic technology. According to the grapevine, UPS has been testing what seems to be a specialized drone delivery system. The interesting scoop is: they are evaluating their system to work in a different manner, with the project to be finalized by two years. Now, of course, we can’t gather much from the cryptic scheme of things; but one thing is for certain – the future of package delivering is prepping up to take the robotic route.
Once again, technology comes to the forefront in support of human safety. We have previously prattled about progressive helmets; but this time around a group of researchers at Simon Fraser University (Surrey campus) have developed an advanced material that will serve as a safety ‘patch’ for the helmet. Better known as the Impact Diverting Patch (IDP), the micro-engineered layers will have the capacity to mitigate major head injuries. In terms of specs, an IDP layer is remarkably less than 2 mm thick and weighs around 20 grams. So, the question naturally arises – how can this lightweight contrivance shield against brutal injuries. Well, the answer lies in the diverting of friction that causes the rotational motion of heads during heavy impacts.
A team of Mechatronics Systems Engineering students of Simon Fraser University are preparing to take part in Toronto’s Formula North competition next year. The crew called the SF-1 team has designed and built a custom Formula One race car to take part in the competition. The team is led by Spencer Steele who came up with the concept for the car along with his fourth- year classmates. Thus, the SFU Formula 1 Club was formed and since then about 50 SFU students has provided their contribution in this formula one car building project.
Since the disheartening disaster at Fukushima, Japan, there have been various efforts from manufacturers to make Dome-like disaster shelters and robots to save lives in disasters. Pentagon has joined the league with a 6 feet 2-inches, 300 pound humanitarian robot called Atlas designed by Boston Dynamics, which has been created to save lives in disaster hit areas. The giant robot is made mostly of aluminum, titanium and steel, and has been stuffed in with ability to walk and sense, but not think – Atlas lacks a brain. In December, seven team of scientists from universities like Virginia Tech and MIT have will compete to code the robot for action. The teams’ Atlas robots will be tested on their ability to drive utility vehicles, navigate through degraded terrains and enter disaster struck buildings. Read More…
A knight in shining armor? Well, the dryly named K5 Autonomous Data Machine might just serve as one, albeit with a watchful nature. Designed by a California-based company Knightscope, the R2-D2-esque contraption does look unassuming and cute at the first glance. However, this 5 ft tall, 300 pound machine might just be the answer to those unforeseen security breaches we hear in the news. In fact, the bantam yet stout robot is envisaged as a smart safety tool for watching over public oriented spaces, like corporation campuses, schools, warehouses and even neighborhoods.
If you have a way with words and also like suit cases, you will surely love the Wooden Travel Case Case Mod. Bringing back the original case in a case mod, the design by Grant Anderson harks back to the era of subtleties and tuxedos. This fascinating retro essence is upheld by the use of solid wood as the prevalent case material, which is complemented by a host of brass hinges and catches along with James Bond-esque hidden compartments. Of course, all of these classy attributes directly relate to the form factor of the computer in question, which in turn bridges the gap between a laptop and a PC.
We have had our fair share of harping about classy iPhone stands and futuristic charging stations. But how about a contrivance that combines both the functions in terms of usage? Well, Kanex Sydnee is one such device that fits the bill, and it does with some glorious credentials. Envisaged as a rechargeable stand with a desktop charging station, the contraption can boisterously charge four mobile devices simultaneously (including smartphones, tablets and portable batteries). This ‘imposing task’ is achieved via an array of four high power USB ports, each with a maximum output of 2.1A.
Entrepreneur Yves Behar has been long known in the designers circle for fusing commercialism with sustainability. And, now his San Francisco based studio FuseProject has conceptualized an innovative wearable product that will actually be able to diagnose human diseases. Targeted at people living in the developing countries, the Kernel of Life will allow the users to self examine their health statuses, and that too in precise manner. This simple and easily reachable solution will help people to quickly know about the symptoms of chronic diseases (like malaria), thus making the treating scope much more easier and efficient.