Category: Featured

Elderly will ditch canes and walkers for Superflex’s robotic-powered suit

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There are many drawbacks of growing in age, one of them is the difficulty to carry out activities of daily living. In collaboration with industrial designer Yves Behar’s studio FuseProject, Superflex has designed powered-clothing to enhance day-to-day experience for the aging population. Dubbed Aurora Powered Suit, the powered undergarment is aimed at helping the elderly with mobility challenges posed by age and illness. Read More…

Greenfield man builds functional R2D2 replica at home

Photo: Geoff Bruce/Now Media Group

Photo: Geoff Bruce/Now Media Group

R2D2 is by far the most loved character of Star Wars franchise, and it will continue to do so. People never seize to come up with their R2D2 replicas or maybe other things themed around the fictional robotic character. Steve Schmidt from Greenfield has been a die heart Star Wars fan since he was 6 years old, and after seeing the official R2D2 at a convention, he knew what he had to do. Steve set out on building one of his own R2D2 with help from his wife who is also a Star Wars fanatic.
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Zortrax creates lightweight and powerful 3D printed motorcycle

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Europe-based 3D printing solutions company Zortrax has come up with their first attempt to create a 3D printed motorcycle which is currently in prototype stage and very close to hitting the roads. Their inspiration for making a bike came from their staff members, most of whom are motorcycle enthusiasts. The team choose 600cc as their ideal power unit as most of the lightweight and powerful bikes fall in this middleweight category.
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Razer unveils Project Valerie gaming laptop with three 17-inch screens

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If you’re a sleek laptop types, this machine is not for you. But if you’re a hardcore gamer with a rig comprising 2-3 additional displays, this is your best bet to go portable. Innovative computer peripheral manufacturer Razar has unveiled Project Valerie at the CES 2017 – a state-of-the-art laptop that doesn’t have one, not two but three 17-inch displays that slide out from the sides to lock into place providing 180-degree field of view. Read More…

CES 2017: Theory demonstrates VR Hypersuit that lets you fly like Superman

Theory HypersuitA French firm, Theory, demonstrated an interesting prototype hypersuit at the CES 2017 in Las Vegas on Tuesday. It is combination of an exoskeleton and immersive VR-headset. The suite is a full-body immersive VR simulator that can be navigated via movement of arms. The user can choose to Fly in a suit or Base-Jump or become a Cosmonaut. The company said that it is mostly meant for gaming and entertainment. The product isn’t portable enough for a home, but it’s excellent for VR parlors. Read More…

CES 2017: Willow is hands-free pumping option for nursing moms

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All thanks to technology, there are a variety of breast pumps available on the market. But most of them are loud, painful and complicated. Here enters, the Willow breast pump with no external tubes or dangling bottles to hold you back. It is a smart, hands-free pumping option for nursing mothers to express milk for their babies, while moms can use free hands to text, eat or talk on the phone at the same time. Read More…

CES 2017: Hyundai unveils three exoskeletons for paraplegics, factory workers

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If Hyundai’s latest efforts are anything to go by, the car company is more inclined, than other automakers, to become more than just a car manufacturer. The company is venturing hard into assistive robots. Latest example, a trio of assistive robots – exoskeletons, unveiled by the company at a press conference in CES 2017. We’ve seen bulky robotic suits and exoskeletons over the years, but Hyundai has focused on keeping its battery-powered wearable exoskeletons very sleek and lightweight. Read More…

PowreRay underwater robot – Enjoy VR fishing experience with 4K UHD camera

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Technology has taken recreational activities to a new level. Drones or robotics and AI are intruding in almost every field from playing music instruments, singing, chatting to fighting in battlefield by replacing humans. Technology offers to enhance the experience and make it easier in most cases like PowerVision Robot Corporation’s new fishfinder and underwater robot for videography and photography – PowerRay.
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CES 2017: Cerevo Taclim provides realistic stimuli of walking on terrain

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Virtual reality and augmented reality are bringing us closer to experiencing real world stimulus from the comfort of our homes. Wearing a head mounted display and moving around in VR environment, but the real simulation comes when you have tactile feedback in your body parts too. With this is mind Japanese company Cerevo has developed a pair of gloves and shoes which literally puts you in the boots of the character you are playing in game.
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Team Pro Shirt – Polar’s brand new smart fitness wearable to arrive in March

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Polar brand has announced its new smart fitness wearable named the Team Pro Shirt that would be launched in March this year. The shirt features network of built-in sensors and it’s basically a fitness tracking system that combines GPS and motion tracing technology with heart rate monitoring that would make it more efficient to track player performance in team sports. The wearer will be supported with relevant data like heart rate, speed, and acceleration. Entire data is transported to iPad with the help of an accompanying application called the Polar Team Pro. Read More…