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This Telepresence Robot can be Navigated via Mind Control

This Telepresence Robot can be Navigated via Mind Control | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Scientists from Italy and Switzerland have designed a telepresence robot that can be controlled with only brain signals - and it may have a significant impact on the daily lives of people with limited motor function.

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Scientists have created a telepresence robot designed to be used by people with disabilities that severely affect their motor functions. It can be controlled in a way that seems straight out of a sci-fi movie: the bot can maneuver around with only the use of the user's brain signals.   Designed by researchers from Italy and Switzerland, the robot is controlled with a headset fitted with electroencephalogram (EEG) sensors, removing issues that can arise for people who have limited mobility with their arms, hands, and/or fingers. Software translates mental commands that the user issues—either backward, forward, left, or right—into actions that the robot can then perform.   The robot itself is a brain-user interface, more or less a laptop on wheels, with a camera that lets the user "see" the telepresence bot's surroundings, and a screen that shows the face of the user for more personable interactions. The robot is also equipped with infrared sensors that can alert it to obstacles that might obstruct its path. Although the user is in control of the bot, its accompanying software can also override directives if it senses the presence of an object in the way of its trajectory.  

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, December 2, 2015 6:34 PM

Another great application of robotics and technology to the improvement of life for the disabled.  This is the kind of research that makes technology so attractive and worthwhile.  Aloha, Russ.

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VW scandal caused nearly 1M Metric Tons of extra pollution, analysis Shows

VW scandal caused nearly 1M Metric Tons of extra pollution, analysis Shows | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Emissions could have far greater impact in Europe, where almost half passenger cars are diesel, than the US

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The first of many points about why what VW did was an ineffective and unsound strategy of deflection and deception that makes for poor decision making inside of the firm.  Guaranteed that there will be more issues that reflect back to VW and others that such tactics to avoid compliance will not only backfire they will damage the firm as a brand, and hence long term sales, in terms of competitive intelligence, this is what is called "blowback", (a term originally used to convey the effect that the CIA reaped when it's activities inside of other nations became exposed and brought about an anti-American sentiment.)

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LAPD will have the largest city owned Electric Vehicle Fleet in the US

LAPD will have the largest city owned Electric Vehicle Fleet in the US | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced a commitment to lease 160 pure battery EV vehicles, a move that will give Los Angeles the largest city-owned pure EV fleet in America. The program commits city departments to the leasing of pure battery electri...

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Whether people realize it or not, EV's are now here to stay

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3D-printed Organs, Smart Bandages & other HealthTech will save lives

3D-printed Organs, Smart Bandages & other HealthTech will save lives | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
From 3D-printed organs to cancer-fighting nanotech, the most important branch of technology right now is the one that will keep you living longer and stronger.

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For many of our woes in life, there are solutions and answers, we just need to think how to do it intelligently.  

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Kristina Buno's curator insight, August 12, 2015 6:12 AM

It is amazing how technology helps us everyday with our health!

Farid Mheir's curator insight, August 14, 2015 10:15 AM

Watch the 2 min video at the end that explains how a 3d printed meniscus was used to replace a sheep one with success. 

Jake D'Imperio gis's curator insight, August 27, 2015 5:16 PM

This artical shines light on the amazing medical technology  being developed today, I hadn't even heard of any of these technologies until this artical brought them to my attention. These medical technologies will save lives and prolong them too on a global scale as many will become cheaper and more accessible over time. Personally I believe that these technologies are some of the best things humans create as we solve the mysteries of the body.

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Nano Motors could Power Tiny Bots of the Future

Nano Motors could Power Tiny Bots of the Future | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
In the Future Nano Motors Could Power Tiny Bots
If the future's going to keep getting small, we're going to need a smaller motor.
That's where double-walled carbon nanotube technology comes in.
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Discovery News explains how scientists are on their way to figuring out how to build nano-scale motors.  That’s where double-walled carbon nanotube technology comes in.

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Futuristic Eye Tracking Headlamps Point where a Driver is Looking

Futuristic Eye Tracking Headlamps Point where a Driver is Looking | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
If Opel/Vauxhall's new eye tracking headlamps work as planned, you will be able to control the behavior of your car's headlamps with your line of sight.

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This technology works using a simple webcam, peripheral infrared sensors, and central photo-diodes to scan the driver’s eyes more than 50 times per second. The system then translates the information into data commands for electronically-controlled actuators that align the vehicle’s headlamps. Headlamp actuators react almost instantly to make the adjustments. You will be able to aim your headlights precisely where you want to look both vertically and horizontally

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How all-in-One Desktop Systems make Workers more Productive

How all-in-One Desktop Systems make Workers more Productive | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
How All-in-One Systems Make Workers More Productive

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the Intel® NUC provides an elegant solution. These mini-desktops take advantage of low power processors, improved thermals, and small form factor design motivated by mobile platforms. However there is another aspect of mobile computing that lacks penetration in the desktop – and that is touch. - With every tap, pinch and swipe, mobile devices are continually reinforcing the modern way of interacting with technology. Not only is touch ubiquitous on phones and tablets, but now a higher percentage of clamshells offer touch to take full advantage of Windows 8.1. - Because of customer's expectations in the mobile space will drive the "touch" functionality in future systems,  we suspect so anyways.

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The secrets behind successful Wearables In Fashion

The secrets behind successful Wearables In Fashion | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Wearables In Fashion about a hungry market waiting fashionable wearables, wearable technology that makes their owners look cool and trendy.

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Here are the Secrets (that aren't so secret):

  • Deliver Real Value
  • Price And Affordability
  • Image And Aesthetics
  • Durability
  • Cultural Acceptance
  • Developer Support
  • Full Integration – Be Smarter
  • Battery Life
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IFTTT: ' We're building an Intelligence Layer for the Internet of Things'

IFTTT: ' We're building an Intelligence Layer for the Internet of Things' | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Connecting social signals with physical devices, If This Then That is aiming for the mainstream with its endlessly useful control panel for the internet
Could 2015 be the year that IFTTT goes mainstream?

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Emeric Bailleul's curator insight, January 5, 2015 10:04 AM

Les utilisateurs de l'app IFTTT seront d'accord...

Gary Barclay's curator insight, March 9, 2015 5:35 AM

IFTTT needs to form a strategic alliance partnership with Cortana, Siri or Eva or all of them...

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New Innovative Technology that will charge your Gadgets without a Cord

New Innovative Technology that will charge your Gadgets without a Cord | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Innovative Technology will charge your Gadgets without a Cord
An exciting new technology is on the horizon that will recharge devices without a cord.
Right now, wireless charging requires direct con

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14 innovations that improved the world in 2014

14 innovations that improved the world in 2014 | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
From mind-controlled exoskeletons to solar-powered toilets, these innovations made the world a better place in 2014.

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Interesting technology developments, well worth the read

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The Machines Are Self-Aware

The Machines Are Self-Aware | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
While wearable technology for consumers might be most visible manifestation of the phenomenon known as the Internet of Things, it isn’t going to have the greatest impact on the corporate bottom line. That distinction belongs to industrial smart machines. Read the Full Story >

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Consider a Siemens’ plant in Amberg, Germany, that produces PLC's (programmable logic controllers). Smart machines connected to the Internet autonomously control 75 percent of the facility’s production, enhancing efficiency so much that there are only 12 dpm (defects per million) units produced.  - Operational Efficiencies is the trend that the IoT will go for implementation that impacts the corporate bottom line.  The caveat is in order for that to happen, all of those practitioner's of Lean, Six Sigma, and TRIZ will be needed to identify where those opportunities are to be found and how an IoT solution could be implemented.

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This 2D Material Generates Electricity from movement, & someday it could be woven into our Clothes

This 2D Material Generates Electricity from movement, & someday it could be woven into our Clothes | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Some substances just an atom thick have been theorized to create energy when pushed and pulled. A research team found that to be true for molybdenum disulfide, which is both flexible…

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The two dimensional material, which is known as molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), is pretty finicky about generating electricity. If it is stacked in an even number of layers, it doesn’t do anything. But use an odd number and stretch it in the right direction, and the electricity will start flowing.

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China narrows Technology gap with Korea to 3.3 years

China narrows Technology gap with Korea to 3.3 years | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
China narrows Technology Gap
A Video featuring how the world?s second?largest economy? China?
is threatening Korea with its rapidly advancing manufacturing technologies.

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A Video featuring how the world's 2nd largest economy China
is threatening Korea with its rapidly advancing manufacturing technologies.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, December 2, 2015 6:48 PM

Fascinating video showing the growing scientific and technological presence of mainland China.  Barring any unforeseen events, China could become the largest economy in the world in just a few years.  Whether the United States can meet the challenge is uncertain.  Chinese products are seen everywhere these days.  Once China improves quality control, it may just nudge aside Europe and the U.S. An economic showdown between the U.S. and China isn't far off.  Aloha, Russ.

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US Government develops mind-controlled prosthetic arm with the sense of Touch

US Government develops mind-controlled prosthetic arm with the sense of Touch | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
The US defence force announced last week that it has given a paralysed man the ability to 'feel' physical sensations through a prosthetic robotic hand that’s been directly connected to his brain. Having been paralysed for more than a decade due to...

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The DEKA Arm System - affectionately dubbed 'Luke' (as in Luke Skywalker) - was first showcased back in February, when a US army vet used the battery-powered prosthetic to scale a rock-climbing wall, using nothing but his brain power.   Now the team behind the technology has demonstrated how the battery-powered device can impart the feeling of touch on top of grip, movement, and object manipulation. They did this by placing electrode arrays onto a paralysed volunteer’s sensory cortex - a region in the brain that’s responsible for identifying and processing the sense of touch, which is defined by the amount of pressure that something asserts - which connected up to the prosthetic device.   Arrays were also placed on the volunteer’s motor cortex, which is responsible for facilitating body movements. "The wires from the motor cortex allow the wearer to control the motion of the robot arm, and pressure sensors in the arm that connect back into the sensory cortex give the wearer the sensation that they are touching something," Mike Murphy explains at Quartz.  Loaded with highly sensitive torque sensors, the device could detect changes in pressure as they are applied to the fingers, and this was converted into electrical signals that were fed into the volunteer’s brain.   When testing the arm in the lab, the researchers gently touched each of the fingers while the volunteer was blindfolded, and he reported with almost 100 percent accuracy which one was being touch, saying that it felt just like his own hand was being touched.  "At one point, instead of pressing one finger, the team decided to press two without telling him," said Sanchez. "He responded in jest asking whether somebody was trying to play a trick on him. That is when we knew that the feelings he was perceiving through the robotic hand were near-natural." The experiment was described at the Wait, What? A Future Technology Forum, hosted by DARPA in the US last week. The team is remaining fairly tight-lipped on the finer details of the technology right now, as they're working on getting everything peer reviewed and accepted for publication in a scientific journal.

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2020 NASA’s Future Technology

2020 NASA’s Future Technology | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Future Tech
NASA Unveils Latest Technology Roadmaps for Future
A Video featuring the Future Technology

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Interesting as usual from the people at NASA

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How McLaren F1 Tech is supercharging the World’s Industries

How McLaren F1 Tech is supercharging the World’s Industries | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
McLaren is introducing businesses to the tech and culture that's made it one of the most successful teams in F1 history.
The post How McLaren F1 Tech Is Supercharging the World’s Industries appeared first on WIRED.

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Study finds Gamers have greater Cognitive Function & more Grey Matter

Study finds Gamers have greater Cognitive Function & more Grey Matter | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Gamers everywhere rejoice!  It turns out that gaming prowess is an indication of a better connected brain.  This latest conclusion was drawn from research which looked at the cognitive function of Action Video Gamers (AVGs) of different levels of proficiency. For the ‘noobs’ out there, action video games subject the gamer to physical challenges, including hand–eye coordination and reaction-time games. This could be racing or fighting for example.

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Gamers are smarter than than the average person

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chris's curator insight, May 8, 2015 1:38 PM

Yes! I thought I was getting smarter having played Borderlands the last two years. Now there's proof.

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New device allows brain to Bypass Spinal Cord, move Paralyzed Limbs

New device allows brain to Bypass Spinal Cord, move Paralyzed Limbs | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, a paralyzed man can move his fingers and hand with his own thoughts thanks to a new device. A 23-year-old quadriplegic is the first patient to use Neurobridge, an electronic neural bypass for spinal cord injuries that reconnects the brain directly to muscles, allowing voluntary and functional control of a paralyzed limb.

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Glenn Hogan's curator insight, March 26, 2015 6:24 PM

This is a very important breakthrough in help people with paralysing injuries, to think that some of these people may yet again regain the use of their limbs through the use of this new technology and live more productive lives.

Peter Hughes's curator insight, March 27, 2015 1:41 AM

Medical research has come a very long way in the past years, and the fact that it is now possible to artificially link the brain to one's limbs is almost unbelievable. If research continues at this rate, we may soon be seeing realistic artificial limbs, and possibly even some vast improvements to artificial sight technologies.

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Driverless Car Trials Begin Across Britain

Driverless Car Trials Begin Across Britain | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
The Government hopes the trials will help UK designers take the lead in a market predicted to be worth £900bn in the next decade.

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14 Sensor Innovations Driving Digital Health

14 Sensor Innovations Driving Digital Health | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Amazing innovative sensors that are creating new and exciting ways to monitor health and wellbeing.

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A lot of wearable technology applications for health care, very interesting

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Why CIOs must think about the Internet of Things

Why CIOs must think about the Internet of Things | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Why CIOs Must Think About The Internet Of Things. Intelligenthq The Internet of Things is taking the world by storm, and savvy CIOs are already paying atte

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6 types of applications in 2 categories:

  1. Tracking behavior - monitoring the behavior of things, people, or data in space and time
  2. Enhanced situational awareness - achieving real time awareness of the physical environment
  3. Sensor driven decision analytics - assisting human decision making through deep analysis and data visualization
  4. Process Optimization - automated control of closed (self contained)  systems
  5. Optimized Resource Allocation -  control of consumption to optimize resource use across the network
  6. Complex autonomous systems - automated control in open environments with great uncertainty
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10 Home Robots to Lighten your Domestic Chores

10 Home Robots to Lighten your Domestic Chores | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
In 2014, a new crowd of scrubbing, vacuuming, mowing and entertaining models reached the market.

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The Latest in Automated Driving Technology

The Latest in Automated Driving Technology | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
The Latest in Automated Driving Technology

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Video from Ford using WiFi technology for obstacle avoidance

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Lexie Allen's curator insight, November 11, 2014 8:11 PM

"Automated Driving Technology." 2014. Web. 10 Nov 2014

 

    This is a video demonstrating the new technology in cars that is designed to maneuver itself to avoid potential car accidents and even park itself. Watching this video it would be difficult for a person to pick out by this technology would be a con rather than a pro. I must admit, it is pretty neat, but there is one thing in this video that I would like to point out. In order for the car to sense danger as in another car ahead, it uses WiFi which syncs the cars together so that it would move or adjust accordingly. What if the stopped car ahead doesn't have the same technology as the one going 90 miles per hour? If the person behind the wheal was relying soulfully on the vehicle to get him or her out of danger, they were in for a rather not so good surprise. The point is, if people rely on technology too much, it could literally be life threatening. 

ubiqinno's curator insight, November 14, 2014 5:39 PM

Using peer-to-peer WiFi to connect cars is an interesting concept to make not just the car intelligent but the traffic intelligent.

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New Intel Tech Protects Point-of-Sale Data

New Intel Tech Protects Point-of-Sale Data | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Intel Data Protection Technology for Transactions encrypts transaction data from end to end, even from card readers.

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The new technology protects even the communications from the point of card swipe or other payment device attached to the POS. As a result, the conventional POS software running in the conventional Windows environment never sees sensitive transaction data, and neither can malware on the terminal. Intel partnered with NCR in the development of the Data Protection Technology for Transactions, which will be available to retailers in 2015

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