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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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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

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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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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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The future of brainwave-enhanced media | SharpBrains

The future of brainwave-enhanced media | SharpBrains | shubush augment | Scoop.it
Perils and pleasures of mood-sensing technology (New Scientist): "What happens when we link films and music to devices that capture small changes in our

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​Introducing Abler: All Technology is Assistive Technology

​Introducing Abler: All Technology is Assistive Technology | shubush augment | Scoop.it
Exoskeletons, 3D printed legs, robotic arms: There's plenty of press for these prosthetic technologies, and for good reason. They're innovative in a splashy way, and they're undeniable feats of engineering.
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Drugs unlimited: how I created my very own legal high

Drugs unlimited: how I created my very own legal high | shubush augment | Scoop.it
Mike Power: The reason so many new drugs are appearing is because we keep banning them. It's time for a change of approach
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Strap-on robotic arm wins Dyson award | technology

Strap-on robotic arm wins Dyson award | technology | shubush augment | Scoop.it
Titan Arm, a strap-on robotic arm that allows humans to lift heavy weights, has won this year's Dyson award.
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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

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“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?

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“ 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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Will superhuman powers give us superhuman problems?

Will superhuman powers give us superhuman problems? | shubush augment | Scoop.it
Any mention of cyborgs or superpowers evokes fantastical images from the realms of science fiction and comic books. Our visions of humans with enhanced capabilities are borne of our imaginations and the stories we tell. In reality, though, enhanced humans already exist ... and they don't look like Marvel characters. As different human enhancement technologies advance at different rates, they bleed into society gradually and without fanfare. What's more, they will increasingly necessitate discussion about areas that are often overlooked – what are the logistics and ethics of being superhuman? Gizmag spoke to a number of experts to find out.

Our natural tendency is to focus on the functionality of enhanced humans. Abilities like super-strength, flight or telepathy seem so far removed from that of which we're capable and so desirable that it's understandable for us to focus on these possibilities. The individual, social and ethical consequences of enhanced humans are considered far less in popular culture, however.

"People tend to imagine the current state of human enhancement as either much more advanced or retarded than it really is," Steve Fuller, Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick, tells Gizmag. "I realize that this sounds paradoxical, but generally speaking it helps to explain the curious blend of impatience and disappointment that surrounds the topic. This simply reflects the fact that people know more about human enhancement from its own hype and science-fictional representations – which can be positive or negative – than from what's actually available on the ground."


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TEDxSitka: The Digitally Mediated Body - Christian Ervin

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Studies Show That Being Cool and Popular Can Give You a Bigger Brain

Studies Show That Being Cool and Popular Can Give You a Bigger Brain | shubush augment | Scoop.it
The Society for Neuroscience just finished its annual meeting, so get ready to have lots of knowledge about brains dropped into your brain.
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