New augmented reality head mounted display offers unrivaled viewing experience

[ad_1] Cambridge engineers have developed a new augmented reality (AR) head mounted display (HMD) that delivers a realistic 3-D viewing experience, without the commonly associated side effects of nausea or eyestrain. The device has an enlarged eye-box that is scalable and an increased field of view of 36Âș that is designed for a comfortable viewing […]

'Soft tactile logic' tech distributes decision-making throughout stretchable material

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Inspired by octopuses, researchers have developed a structure that senses, computes and responds without any centralized processing—creating a device that is not quite a robot and not quite a computer, but has characteristics of both. The new technology holds promise for use in a variety of applications, from soft robotics […]

Research team introduces 'phyjama,' a physiological sensing pajama

[ad_1] UMass Amherst researchers have developed physiological-sensing textiles that can be woven or stitched into sleep garments they have dubbed “phyjamas.” Their work rests on the insight that though sleepwear is worn loosely, in places sensors may press against the body through contact with external surfaces, such as the torso against a chair or bed, […]

GymCam tracks exercises that wearable monitors can't

[ad_1] Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a vision-based system for monitoring gym exercises. They tested it in a busy university gym, demonstrating that the system could simultaneously monitor multiple people and accurately detect and count the exercises they performed. Credit: Carnegie Mellon University Wearable sensors such as smartwatches have become a popular motivational […]

Prototype of a high-temperature heat pump for recovering industrial waste heat

[ad_1] Credit: Universitat Jaume I Scientists from the Thermal and Energy Systems Engineering research group (Istener) at the Universitat Jaume I, in collaboration with the company Rank, have developed the first functional prototype of a high-temperature heat pump for the recovery of industrial waste heat in Spain. The first experimental results of this prototype have […]

Engineers develop multimaterial fiber 'ink' for 3-D-printed devices

[ad_1] Using the 3-D printing method developed by the MIT researchers, a structure such as this model airplane wing could have both light emitters and light detectors embedded in the material, so that it could continuously detect any micro-cracks as they begin to form. Credit: Felice Frankel A new method developed by MIT researchers uses […]

New solution to end struggle with lofted beds

[ad_1] A Purdue University team created a lofted bed stow step to provide a safe solution for getting into and down from lofted beds. Credit: Purdue University College life requires sacrifices. In the name of space, many residence hall rooms across the country use lofted beds. Those setups can pose challenges for students in climbing […]

A finger on the pulse of sensor developments

[ad_1] Credit: vchal, Shutterstock Once upon a time, fingerprint sensors were only associated with law enforcement and corporate security. Now, they’ve become so commonplace that they are even used in mobile phones. The biometric technologies found in such sensors are mostly based on optical or silicon devices. However, these are hampered by various limitations. Optical […]

World's first metal 3-D-printed bridge enters test phase

[ad_1] Credit: University of Twente The Netherlands will be testing the first metal 3-D-printed bridge in the world. Plans are to insert this bridge in its permanent location in Amsterdam at the start of 2020. The Dutch company MX3D produced the bridge after a design by Joris Laarman Lab in collaboration with lead engineer Arup. […]

Boeing doesn't expect testing issue to delay 777X

[ad_1] Boeing does not expect a problem during testing of the 777X to significantly affect the plane’s design or timetable Boeing said Tuesday it does not expect a problem that came up during testing of its new long-haul 777X aircraft to significantly affect aircraft design or timetable. Boeing did not disclose details about the problem. […]