Tagged: Cornell University

MIT researchers develop advanced, self-learning algorithm to revolutionize carpooling

NYC Carpooling algorithm

After Uber and Lyft explored the potential of carpooling using mobile data, researchers have also started to prepare themselves technically to adapt to this trend. Carpooling, if used efficiently with the help of huge amount of data extracted from millions of taxi rides and maps of road network, can reduce the traffic congestion, save fuel and time, and reduce vehicular pollution along with road accidents in the New York city, claims the researchers at the MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). Read More…

MyBehavior app tracks fitness and eating habit, recommends achievable goals

MyBehavior app

Health applications used by fitness wearables are such a common sight these days. There are endless apps that track your physical fitness, calorie intake, sleep pattern etc. Most of them work with the fitness devices in form of smartwatches and/or bracelets; but an app called MyBehavior being developed by researchers at Cornell University and Michigan State University, is a standalone app that work by itself to track your routine and recommend radical changes to the routine. Read More…

CamSwarm app captures bullet time sequences from your iPhone

CamSwarm app

Ever since bullet time visual effect was first introduced in The Matrix movie it has become popular. And there is no surprise in that since the effect is so cool, as it seems that time has frozen and one is panning through it. This cool effect however requires a lot of investment in cameras and other equipment. Not to forget the skill required to sync all the camera shutter speeds together. Yan Wang from the Cornell University along with his associates Jue Wang and Shih-Fu Chang have come-up with an app that brings bullet time shooting to your iOS device. CamSwarm app is a dirt cheap alternative to the high-budget movie-making visual effect that can be initiated anytime, anywhere.
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Microsoft Research working on smart stylus & tablet that preempt your intent

Digital pen stylus and tablet by Microsoft Research

Microsoft Research has been working on quite a few new technologies including the flexible input display introduced yesterday. Now, they have revealed a very futuristic stylus that you can call a smart stylus, since it knows how it is being held and how the user intends to use it. Taking human-computer interaction to the next level, the team headed by Bill Buxton and Ken Hinckley at Microsoft Research (MSR) along with researchers from Cornell University and the University of Manitoba to create a tablet and stylus that closely analyses every detail using inertial sensors. Read More…

Cornell University researchers are turning smartphones into health machines

smartphones into diagnostic tools

Smartphones are about to become smarter. With lab-on-chip technology on board, your smartphone will soon be serving as a diagnostic device for you. A multidisciplinary group of Cornell University researchers has been awarded a five-year, $3 million grant who are developing an m-Health device by the National Science Foundation. The device will look into healthcare issues and the development of new treatments for stress and nutritional deficiencies. All of this information will be provided to the user right in the palm of his hand. The smartphones integrated with lab-on-a-chip technology will act as a monitoring machine and will be able to test blood and saliva.
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smartCARD: A device for smartphones to keep tabs on cholesterol levels


Hanging around fast food establishments do make most of us feel guilty. But as always, technology comes to the forefront to save us from our guilty pleasures (along with some instances of downright gluttony). Researchers at Cornell University have devised a bantam accessory with less of a visual pizzazz and more of practical effectiveness. Christened as the smartCARD (Smartphone Cholesterol Application for Rapid Diagnostics), the gizmo can attach to your smartphone camera and conveniently measure your cholesterol level in a matter of a single minute.

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Massage vest relieves you from stress and anxiety

Massage vest Cornell University

After a stressful day at work, when you get back home, best thing you desire is a gentle massage that can ease all the anxiety and stress. You can’t always have your mother or wife to give you that stress releasing massage, so a team of Cornell University students has invented an electric massage vest integrated with piezoelectric cells and tiny motors to gently massage you like a human. The vest is designed to massage the back and shoulder of the wearer to relieve him/her of stress and its associated health problems. Read More…

3D printed ‘Control My Cap’ is perfect to light up your graduation night

3D printed Control my cap

Everyone remembers the day one graduates, but a remarkable mark on the day adds some extra spice to the memory. Such an impact is added by this student named Jeremy Blum, an electrical engineering graduate from Cornell University as he showcased his web connected 3D printed graduation cap. According to Jeremy, after spending five years to be Masters in Electrical engineering, he wanted to invent something for others to mess up with so that graduation ceremony turns out to be more interesting rather than boring, which they usually are.
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Researchers develop hallucinating robot that arranges room to your requirement

Robots have been developed in varying shapes, sizes, abilities and characters and each such robot has mesmerized the tech fraternity and the common user alike. Now, from the Robotics lab of Ashutosh Saxena at Cornell University comes a robot that has been trained to hallucinate the movement and behavior of us human beings. While how we are going to use such a robot remains a question, the hallucinating robot is busy assembling imaginary human stick figures in a room just to understand where a particular object should be placed to match the human’s need. Read More…