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MIT's Wearable Sensor Pack Turns First Responders Into Digital

MIT's Wearable Sensor Pack Turns First Responders Into Digital | Geekery Cyclone | Scoop.it

Robots have seemingly unlimited potential when it comes to search and rescue operations - they can enter hazardous environments, quickly map dangerous areas for first responders, and help establish communication links and a game plan for larger recovery and triage efforts. But in these scenarios, humans aren't going anywhere. We still need breathing, thinking bodies on the ground. So a team at MIT has built a wearable sensor pack that can "roboticise" human first responders, allowing the first person into a dangerous environment to digitally map it in realtime, just like a robot.

 

The prototype platform consists of a variety of sensors - accelerometers, gyroscopes, a camera, and a LiDAR (light detection and ranging) rangefinder, among others - affixed to a sheet of plastic roughly the size of a tablet computer, which is in turn strapped to the user's chest. These sensors wirelessly beam data to a laptop, allowing others to remotely view the user's progress through an environment. It also allows the sensor platform to build a digital map of the area as the user moves through it, providing the responders that follow with far more situational awareness than they would have otherwise.

 

Australian Popular Science

Clay Dillow

25 Sep 2012


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Disruptions: On the Fast Track to Routine 3-D Printing

Disruptions: On the Fast Track to Routine 3-D Printing | Geekery Cyclone | Scoop.it

Will the future be printed in 3-D?

At first glance, looking at past predictions about the future of technology, prognosticators got a whole lot wrong. The Web is a garbage dump of inaccurate guesses about the year 2000, 2010 and beyond. Flying cars, robotic maids and jet packs still are nowhere near a reality.


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What the Intelligence Community Is Doing With Big Data

What the Intelligence Community Is Doing With Big Data | Geekery Cyclone | Scoop.it
The intelligence community turns to big data to predict social unrest, election results, and currency collapse

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Víctor Farré's curator insight, February 19, 2013 12:34 AM

Todo está escrito, pesado y contado, sólo hay que encontrarlo y relacionarlo.  

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The intelligence community sponsors big data research to predict the likeliness of a popular revolt toppling a government, a deadly disease outbreak, a sudden currency collapse, or war.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 9, 2013 11:30 AM

Tendremos que buscar...ese es el reto.

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Augmented reality robot brings us one step closer to 'Avatar' technology - Mother Nature Network

Augmented reality robot brings us one step closer to 'Avatar' technology - Mother Nature Network | Geekery Cyclone | Scoop.it
Mother Nature Network Augmented reality robot brings us one step closer to 'Avatar' technology Mother Nature Network Japanese researchers with Different Dimension Inc., a start-up company working on augmented reality, have invented a robot that can...

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Physicians use mobile health apps for research and patient education | EHRintelligence.com

Physicians use mobile health apps for research and patient education | EHRintelligence.com | Geekery Cyclone | Scoop.it

mobile health adoption among patients is booming, with 53% of US adults in possession of a smartphone, and just over half of those users accessing medical information from their devices. With ownership rates and device capabilities expanding every day, physicians, pharmacists, and other medical professionals are using apps to make an impact during clinical visits and behind the scenes.


There are between 20,000 and 30,000 healthcare related apps available for Apple and Android platforms, and 17,000 of those are geared towards purely medical use. Pharmacist Timothy August, for example, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he uses a pill identification app on a daily basis, inputting the shape, size, and color of a medication and receiving the name of the pill almost instantly. The technology has become invaluable to him during his community outreach work when a patient has her pills in hand, but hasn’t brought the prescription bottle.


Medical calculators and reference information are also popular among doctors and students who need to check symptoms or want a quick refresher on a procedure. Epocrates, one of the oldest companies developing mobile apps for medical professionals, has over one million users of their drug reference software, and is now branching out to educational apps, like Anatomy on the Go and an echocardiography atlas, for use on standard smartphone devices as well as the iPad.


Patient education is one reason some physicians use smartphones in the exam room. John Cox, CEO of Visible Health, notes that “somewhere around the order of 80 percent of all information communicated between a physician and a patient is lost when a patient walks out of the room.” With Visible Health’s drawMD software, physicians can create personalized diagrams to explain tumors and other injuries without needing to take out a sketch pad and pencil. The diagram can be printed or emailed afterward, or added to the patient’s medical record, ensuring that the patient can retain the information and its context.


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Doctors want apps that education and reference information.

 

Just follow what epocrates.

 

Pharma should provide this information to doctors

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Opened Captions: Turning the spoken words on TV screens into streams of hackable data

Opened Captions: Turning the spoken words on TV screens into streams of hackable data | Geekery Cyclone | Scoop.it

The new project provides a real-time API for closed captions, making it possible to code against what’s being said on TV right now — and enabling a broad range of applications.


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Top Five Augments Reality Apps | Mobile Phone Reviews

Top Five Augments Reality Apps | Mobile Phone Reviews | Geekery Cyclone | Scoop.it
A rundown of the best augmented reality apps available for smartphones, bringing information right onto your handset's display...
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Open Source iPhone And iPad Apps – Real iOS Source Code Examples

Open Source iPhone And iPad Apps – Real iOS Source Code Examples | Geekery Cyclone | Scoop.it
A different kind list as all the 69 open source iPhone apps listed here have actually been in the app store and are more than simple code examples.

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Objet: 3D Printing an Industrial Revolution Technology

At Siggraph 2012 ElectricTV spoke with Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing at Objet Inc. Bruce shares with us some thoughtful insights into the state of 3d printing now and into the future.

About Objet, via their website:
"Objet Ltd., is the world's leading provider of advanced, inkjet-based 3D printing systems and materials. A global company, Objet has offices in North America, Europe, Japan, China, Hong Kong, and India.
Objet's 3D printing systems and 3D printing materials are ideal for any company involved in the manufacture or design of physical products using 3D software or other 3D content. Companies using Objet's solutions can be typically found in sectors such as consumer goods & electronics, aerospace & defense, automotive, education, dental, medical and medical devices, architecture, industrial machinery, footwear, sporting goods, toys and service bureaus. "

For more info visit: http://objet.com/


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Brain-controlled: the user interface of future health

Brain-controlled: the user interface of future health | Geekery Cyclone | Scoop.it

Brain-computer interfaces are quickly becoming more advanced and accessible, and some of the ways they're being used are truly mind-boggling.


Why toil with the pressing of buttons or tilting of joysticks when controlling something can be as simple as thinking about it? This kind of technology may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but in reality, it’s actually been around for decades. The development of electroencephalography (EEG) technology can be traced back to the 1920′s, but it wasn’t until recently that we figured out a way to use neurofeedback to control electronic devices. Nowadays, we can use brain-computer interfaces (BCI’s) to control everything from prosthetic limbs, to robotic arms, cars, and even things as simple as your computer’s cursor.


In the past couple years, BCI technology has expanded in leaps and bounds. Not only are sensor technologies becoming more advanced, but companies like Emotiv and NeuroSky are working to make BCI headsets more affordable and available to consumers. Software development kits are available for most major EEG headsets, which means developers everywhere can tinker with the technology and help to expand its uses. Here’s a look at some of the latest developments in the world of mind control, including many you can buy today:

 

HARDWARE

 

* MindSet (2007)

http://www.neurosky.com/Products/MindSet.aspx

 

* MindFlex (2009)

http://mindflexgames.com/

 

* Emotiv EPOC (2011)

http://www.emotiv.com/

 

* Necomimi headset (2011)

http://en.necomimi.com/

 

* Toyota PXP Bicycle

http://www.toyotapriusprojects.com/?p=692

 

* Board of Imagination

http://www.chaoticmoon.com/labs/chaotic-moon-labs-board-of-imagination/

 

* SWARM Extreme

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hHRDyeV0TQ&feature=player_embedded

 

 

SOFTWARE

 

UpCake

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.personalneuro.upcake&hl=en

 

28 Spoons Later

http://store.neurosky.com/products/28-spoons

 

SubConch

http://www.subconch.net/more.html

 

 

 

 

 

 


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3D Revolution Speeding Up

3D Revolution Speeding Up | Geekery Cyclone | Scoop.it

3D printing, or additive manufacture as it is also known, creates objects from a digital design using a machine that looks not unlike a conventional ink-jet printer, but using materials instead of ink to build up the object.

One of the critical changes occurring is the growing sophistication of the equipment, but also the fall in price and size. The $500 3D printer has now been made; as has a truly portable one that fits in a suitcase. This changes the level of accessibility and affordability.

The scale of what we can 3D print is also changing. At one end, the potential to 3D print a house cheaply and quickly is emerging – an application would be the production of emergency housing made in situ – which could then also be designed to ‘fit’ local terrain. Such an approach could be adapted for low cost housing, radical house renovations or high end bespoke room fittings.

At the other end of the scale are the development of 3D nano-printing and the use of cells. A recent experiment ‘broke the record’ for nano-printing, by making a model of a formula 1 car at nano-scale. Being able to operate effectively at that scale could revolutionise not only material sciences but almost any area of manufacture.


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Gmail In Google Search Results

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Google released a “field trial” allowing people who enroll to do Google searches and get information from their Gmail messages mixed in with their web results.

 

Don’t worry. Only those enrolled see their own messages this way.

 

If accepted into the program, after you do a search, you’ll find matching messages appearing along the right-side of your screen.

 

 

Full Article: http://searchengineland.com/up-close-the-gmail-in-google-search-results-field-trial-130035


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Duke Engineers Showcase a Prototype Gigapixel Camera

David Brady and his colleagues at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering have taken the phrase "high resolution" to a whole new level. They're buildin...

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Mixed Signals: Smart Phone Sensors Recruited to Deliver Indoor GPS: Scientific American

Mixed Signals: Smart Phone Sensors Recruited to Deliver Indoor GPS: Scientific American | Geekery Cyclone | Scoop.it
Duke University researchers are developing a mobile app that uses WiFi antennas, cellular radios and other detectors to guide smart phone users...

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Toward Intelligent Humanoids | iCub 2012

Director / Screenwriter / Voice Over: Mikhail Frank
Co-Director / Cinematographer / Editor: Tomás Donoso (tomasdonoso.com)
Music: Magnus Birgersson aka Solar Fields (solarfields.com) Ultimae Records (ultimae.com)


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Kleverbeast Wants to be Like Tumblr for Building Your Own Mobile Apps

Kleverbeast Wants to be Like Tumblr for Building Your Own Mobile Apps | Geekery Cyclone | Scoop.it
Kleverbeast makes it easier and more affordable to build your own professional-looking app -- whether you know how to code or not.

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Top 10 Mobile Business Intelligence Apps - Enterprise Apps Today

Top 10 Mobile Business Intelligence Apps - Enterprise Apps Today | Geekery Cyclone | Scoop.it
Thanks to a plethora of mobile apps, like the 10 featured here, business people can perform a variety of business intelligence tasks on smartphones and tablets.

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#Google #Game Could Be Augmented Reality's First Killer App | #Ingress | MIT Technology Review

#Google #Game Could Be Augmented Reality's First Killer App | #Ingress | MIT Technology Review | Geekery Cyclone | Scoop.it

Ingress, which is invitation-only for now, is complicated but highly addictive—and will give the company even more information about your current location.


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MIT's Wearable Sensor Pack Turns First Responders Into Digital

MIT's Wearable Sensor Pack Turns First Responders Into Digital | Geekery Cyclone | Scoop.it

Robots have seemingly unlimited potential when it comes to search and rescue operations - they can enter hazardous environments, quickly map dangerous areas for first responders, and help establish communication links and a game plan for larger recovery and triage efforts. But in these scenarios, humans aren't going anywhere. We still need breathing, thinking bodies on the ground. So a team at MIT has built a wearable sensor pack that can "roboticise" human first responders, allowing the first person into a dangerous environment to digitally map it in realtime, just like a robot.

 

The prototype platform consists of a variety of sensors - accelerometers, gyroscopes, a camera, and a LiDAR (light detection and ranging) rangefinder, among others - affixed to a sheet of plastic roughly the size of a tablet computer, which is in turn strapped to the user's chest. These sensors wirelessly beam data to a laptop, allowing others to remotely view the user's progress through an environment. It also allows the sensor platform to build a digital map of the area as the user moves through it, providing the responders that follow with far more situational awareness than they would have otherwise.

 

Australian Popular Science

Clay Dillow

25 Sep 2012


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Mind Control: Brain waves control this...

Mind Control: Brain waves control this quadrotor.
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Fly This Mind-Controlled Quadrotor Using Your Thoughts [VIDEO]
Named Flying Buddy 2, the quadrotor doesn’t run on fuel, but rather on your brainwaves.
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Bladerunner'esque augmented photography via AutoStitch Panoramic IOS Photo App

Bladerunner'esque augmented photography via AutoStitch Panoramic IOS Photo App | Geekery Cyclone | Scoop.it
With StitchGuide, a photographer can take multiple photographs and accurately compose their final high-resolution panorama with a natural visualization of the placement of each image. The photographer can touch images in space to change how they are viewed or choose to delete a photo after it is snapped.

To create the StitchGuide capability, Cloudburst Research developed a new technology that uses not only the iPhone gyroscope to register images, but also actively tracks image locations by matching them in real time to the scene. This prevents drift while at the same time providing instantly updated registration, producing a compelling version of augmented reality that goes beyond that found in any other apps.


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Hackers backdoor the human brain, successfully extract sensitive data | ExtremeTech

Hackers backdoor the human brain, successfully extract sensitive data | ExtremeTech | Geekery Cyclone | Scoop.it

Using a commercial off-the-shelf brain-computer interface, researchers have shown that it's possible to hack your brain, forcing you to reveal information that you'd rather keep secret.

 

For $200-300, you can buy an Emotiv (pictured above) or Neurosky BCI, go through a short training process, and begin mind controlling your computer.

 

Both of these commercial BCIs have an API — an interface that allows developers to use the BCI’s output in their own programs. In this case, the security researchers — from the Universities of Oxford and Geneva, and the University of California, Berkeley — created a custom program that was specially designed with the sole purpose of finding out sensitive data, such as the location of your home, your debit card PIN, which bank you use, and your date of birth. The researchers tried out their program on 28 participants (who were cooperative and didn’t know that they were being brain-hacked), and in general the experiments had a 10 to 40% chance of success of obtaining useful information (pictured above).


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Google Glass and the Rise in Outsourcing Our Memories| The Committed Sardine

Google Glass and the Rise in Outsourcing Our Memories| The Committed Sardine | Geekery Cyclone | Scoop.it

Yet what most struck me came later on in proceedings, when the company’s co-founder and driving force behind the project, Sergey Brin, described his excitement at a moment when he threw his young son into the air while wearing the glasses. The spectacles had captured an image of the moment exactly as he himself had seen it. It was, Brin reported, “amazing... there was no way I could have that memory without this device." It’s a striking phrase, and it suggests to me the astonishing degree to which we are becoming able to outsource aspects of our minds and memories to the tools we carry with us.


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How To Build Your Own IPTV-VoD System

How To Build Your Own IPTV-VoD System | Geekery Cyclone | Scoop.it

It seems to be very mysterious to build the IPTV/ VoD. But setting up an IPTV network is very easy as long as you master some basic knowledge. IPTV networks are basically intranets, only the web browser isn’t on a PC, it is on a set-top box. If you’ve set up an intranet or public website, you can set up your own IPTV network and do what you want with it. You don’t need massive and expensive servers, specialized set-top boxes or overly large development teams working with complex software. With the right DVB hardware and software, it should take you less than a few hours.


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Mobile 3.0 arrives: How Qualcomm just showed us the future of the cell phone (and why iPhone sucks for this new contextual age) — Scobleizer

Mobile 3.0 arrives: How Qualcomm just showed us the future of the cell phone (and why iPhone sucks for this new contextual age) — Scobleizer | Geekery Cyclone | Scoop.it

The world just changed yesterday. You probably didn’t notice. But I guarantee strategists at Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google did. What happened? Qualcomm shipped a new contextual awareness platform for cell phones.
Yesterday the Mobile 3.0 world arrived. First mobile was the standard old cell phone. You talked into it. The second mobile era was brought to us by the iPhone. You poked at a screen. The third era will bring us a mobile that saves us from clicking on the screen.


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Presient - Sydney Tourist Augmented World Pt.1 Archive iPad Business Recognition Video EXTENDED

TENDED 6 minute TOURIST version - Next Gen 'iPad 2/3/4.0? - like prototype' stroll around an augmented Sydney. Video, music devised & created by GARY HAYES of MUVEDesign.com

Part One of my series of AR future videos 'AUGMENTED WORLDS' looking specifically at the Business Opportunities around type 3 of my AR types - Recognition (Outline) and more on how it was made here
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