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Your Next Computer Will Live on Your Arm | Wired Business | Wired.com

Your Next Computer Will Live on Your Arm | Wired Business | Wired.com | shubush augment | Scoop.it
Forget about robots rising up against humans for world domination.

In the future we’re all going to be robot-human hybrids with the help of wearable computers. We’ve already seen Google Glass, the search giant’s augmented-reality glasses, and now the latest Y Combinator startup to come out of stealth, Thalmic Labs, is giving us a wrist cuff that will one day control computers, smartphones, gaming consoles, and remote-control devices with simple hand gestures.

Unlike voice-detecting Google Glass, and the camera-powered Kinect and Leap Motion controller, Thalmic Labs is going to the source of your hand and finger gestures – your forearm muscles. “In looking at wearable computers, we realized there are problems with input for augmented-reality devices,” says Thalmic Labs co-founder Stephen Lake. “You can use voice, but no one wants to be sitting on the subway talking to themselves, and cameras can’t follow wherever you go.”

I’d argue that thanks to Bluetooth headsets and Siri, we’ve already been talking to ourselves for the last decade, so talking to my glasses isn’t a huge stretch. But, I won’t deny that it looks cool to casually flick my hand to change the song on my MacBook, which is what Thalmic Labs is promising with its $149 forearm gadget called the Myo (a nod to the Greek prefix for muscle, but rhymes with Leo), which has an adjustable band that can accommodate almost anyone.


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Interesting connection of  simple gestures and functions. 

 

'Same old, same old' regarding the aesthetics, and how such a device that works with the body is working and being on the body.

 

Such objects are integrating with the body and the person. through them we have the opportunity to consider issues of embodiment and sense of self. These objects are both an interal and external interface and therefore represent the personal and public body/person. They should not be afraid of demonstrating this!

 

 

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É sabido que embora tenham significado avanços indiscutíveis, o mouse, teclado, monitores foram[são], como afirma Flusser em O Mundo Codificado "Obstáculos para a remoção de obstáculos". Tivemos que nos adaptar a estas maravilhas mesmo que isto significasse conviver com dores (L.E.R.) nos braços e ombros. Gestos são muito mais naturais e desde experimentos com sensores que captam movimento o campo da Interatividade revela uma atraçao incontrolável pela gestualidade para interagir. Quando pudemos acessar o Nintendo Wii, Xbox Kinect, PS3 Move, pudemos experimentar a maravilha da computação física aliada ao gesto. Lindo! Ano passado tive contato com o LeapMotion https://www.leapmotion.com/ que apresenta certos avanços em relação a interação com computadores e dispositivos de uma maneira muito bacana. Fiz o pre-order e devo receber o meu a partidr de maio/13. Esta semana conheci o MYO (https://getmyo.com/) que traz uma outra proposta. Um bracelete (armband) que promete reconhecer o movimento de seus músculos do braço possibilitando diversas combinações interativas para o controle de vários dispositivos. Não resisti e fiz o pre-order apra recebê-lo provavelmente em 1 ano. Amobos LeapMotion e MYO distribuíram os dispositivos para desenvolvedores diversos para que estes desenvolvam applicativos e com isso, ao distribuir efetivamente sua produção os usuários tenham acesso a milhares de apps para utilizar. É isso aí....

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MHOX envisions a future of bioprinted human eyes

MHOX envisions a future of bioprinted human eyes | shubush augment | Scoop.it
Italian studio MHOX has released a concept that imagines the use of bioprinting technology to replace natural eyes with upgraded digital-compatible versions
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The Artificial Womb Is Born: Welcome To The WORLD Of The MATRIX

The Artificial Womb Is Born: Welcome To The WORLD Of The MATRIX | shubush augment | Scoop.it
“ The artificial womb exists. In Tokyo, researchers have developed a technique called EUFI — extrauterine fetal incubation. They have taken goat fetuses, threaded catheters through the large vessels in the umbilical cord and supplied the fetuses with oxygenated blood while suspending them in incub”
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Revolutionizing Prosthetics: Climbing to New Heights - YouTube

“ An Army volunteer amputee tries out the DEKA Arm System on a rock climbing wall at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The advanced prosthesis was ...”
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Allowing individuals with physical disabilities to reach new hights!

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Matching People Who Have 3-D Printers With Children Who Need Prosthetic Hands

Matching People Who Have 3-D Printers With Children Who Need Prosthetic Hands | shubush augment | Scoop.it
3D printed hands cost a fraction of regular prosthetics and can be made by anyone.
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Well, That Didn't Work: The Segway Is a Technological Marvel. Too Bad It Doesn't Make Any Sense | WIRED

Well, That Didn't Work: The Segway Is a Technological Marvel. Too Bad It Doesn't Make Any Sense | WIRED | shubush augment | Scoop.it
We were all supposed to be riding Segways by now. The company was supposed to be rolling in cash, the scooter’s inventor a modern day Jay Gatsby (minus the bootlegging and murder). It didn’t happen: Today, the Segway is a punch line, a way for mall security guards to prevent sore feet. So what happened?…
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Future Body Sensors Could Allow Us to Share Emotions and Orgasms -

Future Body Sensors Could Allow Us to Share Emotions and Orgasms - | shubush augment | Scoop.it
“ The ability to exchange emotions felt during sex may soon be a reality Imagine a world where you could feel the emotions of another person at a distance. Now imagine the possibilities it could open up for sex. Heather Schlegel, a futurist and former Silicon Valley techie, is doing just that. In the next two …”
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Nanotube film could replace defective retinas

Nanotube film could replace defective retinas | shubush augment | Scoop.it
“ A promising new study suggests that a wireless, light-sensitive, and flexible film could potentially form part of a prosthetic device to replace damaged or defective retinas. The film both absorbs light and stimulates neurons without being connected to any wires or external power sources, standing it apart from silicon-based devices used for the same purpose. It has so far been tested only on light-insensitive retinas from embryonic chicks, but the researchers hope to see the pioneering work soon reach real-world human application. Some neurons are genetically-predisposed to be sensitive to light. An emerging field called optogenetics uses light to stimulate and control those neurons, with applications not only in vision but also in gene therapy, brain mapping, reducing pain sensitivity, treatment of neurological disorders such as epilepsy and Parkinson's disease, and even mind control. ”The researchers sought to develop an optogenetics approach to restoring vision. They combined semiconductor nanorods and carbon nanotube film and found that the resultant system stimulated neurons in light-insensitive embryonic chicks at day 14 of their development when illuminated with violet light for 100 ms.
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The Evolution of Robotics

The Evolution of Robotics | shubush augment | Scoop.it
“ How has robotics evolved? This interactive timeline shows the remarkable expansion in robotics applications since the 1950s—from the factory floor to the home.”
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The Man Who First Said 'Cyborg,' 50 Years Later

The Man Who First Said 'Cyborg,' 50 Years Later | shubush augment | Scoop.it
“ In September 1960, Manfred Clynes coined the word cyborg. We talk with the 85-year old about brain signals, treacherous words, precise music and how to transmit meaning.”
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Death should be optional

Death should be optional | shubush augment | Scoop.it
“As we march into the technological frontier, new possibilities for humanity are emerging — along with new questions”
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Explainer: what is electronic skin?

Explainer: what is electronic skin? | shubush augment | Scoop.it
“ Once a topic explored exclusively in science fiction, the notion of restoring sensory feelings to humans and to machines is now approaching reality. Scientists around the world are developing artificial organs such as bionic eyes that could potentially restore sensory feelings to the disabled or provide useful sensory capabilities to machines. Now electronic skin is being developed in an attempt to bring a sense of touch to robots and those who wear prosthetics. If the field advances even further, it could even be used in wearable technology. As robots become part of our daily lives, electronic skin will be vital. If your robot is going to help you around the house or with medical care, tactile sensing will be a fundamental part of its safe operation. It needs to be able to detect when a surface is slippery as well as sense the shape, texture and temperature of the objects it grasps. If it can sense the properties of that object, the robot can also decide how much force it should apply when it holds it. It is the use of distributed sensors to measure subtle pressure changes that has attracted the attention of wearable technology makers and enthusiasts. Artificial electronic skin, or E-skin has the potential to be used for on-body health monitoring and minimally invasive surgery as well as in robotics and prosthetics. ”
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15 Emerging Neurotechnologies That Will Change The World

15 Emerging Neurotechnologies That Will Change The World | shubush augment | Scoop.it
“ From predictive crime prevention to neuroprosthetics.”
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What’s next for humans? A useful reading list | ideas.ted.com

What’s next for humans? A useful reading list | ideas.ted.com | shubush augment | Scoop.it
“ Juan Enriquez has big ideas about how the human species is about to evolve. He compiled this list of research we should all be tracking.”
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Open-Source Robotic Arm Now Within Reach

Open-Source Robotic Arm Now Within Reach | shubush augment | Scoop.it
“ For anyone looking for a capable robotic arm for automation of an industrial process, education, or just a giant helping hand for a really big soldering project, most options available can easily brea...”
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Magnetic sense for humans? Electronic skin with magneto-sensory system enables 'sixth sense'

Magnetic sense for humans? Electronic skin with magneto-sensory system enables 'sixth sense' | shubush augment | Scoop.it
“ Magnetic sense for humans? Electronic skin with magneto-sensory system enables 'sixth sense'”
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A prosthetic hand that moves and provides sensation, just like a natural hand | KurzweilAI

A prosthetic hand that moves and provides sensation, just like a natural hand | KurzweilAI | shubush augment | Scoop.it
“ DARPA’s Hand Proprioception and Touch Interfaces (HAPTIX) program aims to develop fully implantable, modular and reconfigurable neural-interface systems that”
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Exoskel

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Exoskel™ Designed for times when proper climbing technique is out, replaced by the necessity for speed, low profile scrambling and maximum stability.
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Artificial intelligence could spell end of human race – Stephen Hawking

Artificial intelligence could spell end of human race – Stephen Hawking | shubush augment | Scoop.it
“ Technology will eventually become self-aware and supersede humanity, says astrophysicist”
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Lab-grown bones will save patients from having their own bone harvested if they need a graft

Lab-grown bones will save patients from having their own bone harvested if they need a graft | shubush augment | Scoop.it
“ Nina Tandon’s EpiBone biotech company is working on growing bones using a patient’s own cells”
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The Coming Age Of Cyborg Animals

The Coming Age Of Cyborg Animals | shubush augment | Scoop.it
Wearable tech like fitness bands and GPS trackers are all the rage, and our pets are starting to use them, too. These tools can help us monitor and track our companion animals.
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Get ready for hybrid thinking

Get ready for hybrid thinking | shubush augment | Scoop.it
“ Two hundred million years ago, our mammal ancestors developed a new brain feature: the neocortex. This stamp-sized piece of tissue (wrapped around a brain the size of a walnut) is the key to what humanity has become. Now, futurist Ray Kurzweil suggests, we should get ready for the next big leap in brain power, as we tap into the computing power in the cloud.”
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Christine Marsan's curator insight, November 16, 2014 9:24 AM

Important de se tenir au courant !!

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Hail cyborgs! The line between robots and humans is blurring

Hail cyborgs! The line between robots and humans is blurring | shubush augment | Scoop.it

As the science of robotics quickly advances, researchers say the lines between robots and humans is beginning to blur.


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MIT robotics experts create pair of shoulder-mounted arms to give us six limbs - Daily Mail

MIT robotics experts create pair of shoulder-mounted arms to give us six limbs - Daily Mail | shubush augment | Scoop.it
“ Daily Mail MIT robotics experts create pair of shoulder-mounted arms to give us six limbs Daily Mail MIT's robotic arms may resemble those of Spider Man villain Otto Octavius, or Dr Octopus (pictured) but unlike the comic book creations, they are...”
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Make It Wearable | Eduardo Garcia And The Future Of Bionic Limbs - YouTube

“ After becoming an amputee in 2011, chef Eduardo Garcia has used various mechanical and myoelectric prosthetics to continue pursuing his passion. In Episode 3...”
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