Computing Wearable technology - challenges and opportunities Tnooz In light of this, over the past six months our team at SITA Lab has done the earliest research into the use of wearable technology for the air transport industry.
In May, Google launched the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab with hardware from the Canadian quantum computing company D-Wave and technical expertise from NASA. It was an ambitious open research project aimed at exploring both the capabilities of quantum computer architecture and the mysteries of space exploration — but in the months since, they've stayed quiet about exactly what kind of work they've been doing there.Tomorrow, they're breaking the silence with a brief short film, set to debut at the Imagine Science Films Festival at Google New York. The film takes a look at various researchers working on the project, as well as the computer itself, which has to be operated at near-absolute-zero temperatures. Researchers hope the quantum architecture will eventually be used to optimize solutions across complex and interconnected sets of variables currently outside the capabilities of conventional computing. That could allow for new solutions in computational medicine or help NASA to construct a more comprehensive picture of the known universe. "We don't know what the best questions are to ask that computer," says NASA's Eleanor Rieffel in the video. "That's exactly what we're trying to understand."
A tooth sensor can detect chewing, smoking, coughing and other mouth motions
A tiny tooth sensor can detect whether a person is deviating from a diet or stuck on a smoking habit. The capability to monitor mouth motions may help physicians keep track of a patient's progress or allow a patient to better understand his or her health habits.
The sensor's accelerometer, in combination with machine learning software, will detect and distinguish between chewing, smoking, coughing, or speaking, according to New Scientist. The device's inventors at National Taiwan University in Taipei glued prototypes onto eight people's dentures to show the system could accurately recognize what the wearer is doing almost 94 percent of the time.
Working prototypes of the tooth sensor used wires to connect to a power source and a data-logging device—an awkward arrangement for human testers. But inventor Hao-hua Chu and colleagues envision the tooth sensor eventually being powered by a micro-battery and transmitting data wirelessly via Bluetooth to a smartphone. They also hope to embed the device inside artificial teeth that can be easily removed and customized for each individual.
The tooth sensor could perhaps track dental health habits as well—that is, if researchers can fine-tune the machine learning software. Trevor Johnson, a vice-chair of research at the Faculty of General Dental Practice in the UK, told New Scientist that the sensor might help monitor teeth grinding or clenching.
Cradle turns smartphone into handheld biosensor Science Daily (press release) "We're interested in biodetection that needs to be performed outside of the laboratory," said team leader Brian Cunningham, a professor of electrical and computer...
In March 2012 we posted a report titled "Microsoft Invents Projector Eyewear for Xbox & Beyond," that first introduced us to Microsoft's work on projector eyewear for both casual and gaming wearable computing.
Just a few weeks ago, it seemed like Google Glass was the new “It” technology – a technology so cool that it was suddenly socially acceptable to show up with these augmented reality glasses at fashion events and even the Oscars.
In today's world there is an overwhelming amount of talk about the potential of new technologies - most notably 3D printing. In radical leftist circles there is talk of how this new technology will have the potential to kill or mortally ...
Investorplace.com 8 myths about wearable tech CNET (blog) Understanding what this market is -- and is not -- is critical for electronics and tech companies as they consider how to capitalize on this opportunity.
Xbox One: A Microsoft patent for a "head-mounted display device" has been discovered, once again suggesting the platform holder intends on augmenting the Xbox experience with gaming glasses technology.
The new Kinect is kind of awesome. Just by the numbers, it's a huge upgrade. You can see (most of) the full walkthrough we saw just a bit ago here at Microsoft's Redmond campus in the video above. Parts are jaw-dropping.
Morph is a concept demonstrating some of the possibilities nanotechnologies might enable in future communication devices. Morph can sense its environment, is... (Riktigt häftig konceptvideo om framtidens #mobiltelefoner av Nokia.
We all view the world differently and on our own terms. Each of us use different words to describe the same book, movie, favorite food, person, work of art, or news article. We express our uniqueness by reviewing, tagging, commenting, liking, and rating things online. Taken together, all of this data can be viewed as a reflection of ourselves.
But on Amazon, Facebook, Youtube, IMDb and Yelp our unique interpretations and descriptions of the world are trapped inside separate boxes. The things I love on one service don’t apply to the next app that I download. By isolating my unique contributions, these services make my personal data “small” instead of “big.”
Less data leads to lower quality user experience. There’s no consistency or continuity between different apps and environments. Every time I create a new profile or download a new app I feel like I’m starting all over again. At first I’m reduced to a stereotype who needs to sign in to see irrelevant content or meaningless ads. Fragmented data and inconsistent algorithms provide noise instead of signal.
My interfaces to information are not optimized for me.
Realizing that the oft-promised 'paperless office' may never actually come to fruition, researchers at Fujitsu are working on a backup plan that gives printed documents similar tablet-like touchscreen functionality.
Walden: Will robots replace people in work? Durham Herald Sun n the 2012 movie “Robot and Frank,” set sometime in the future, a robot is purchased to provide personal care for an elderly - and mentally deteriorating - former jewel thief (Frank).