Electronics & Semiconductors

An optical fiber sensor-based mouthguard to operate devices by bite force

Conventional interfaces for computers and other electronics only allow humans to operate devices using their fingers. Recent technological advancements, however, have opened valuable opportunities for the development of alternative ...

Robotics

Study finds surprising way to make walking easier

Findings describe a novel way to reduce the energy people spend to walk, as much as by half, which could have applications for therapy received by patients with impaired walking abilities.

Robotics

SnuggleBot: A new cuddly companion

Introducing the "Snugglebot" a cuddly robotic companion that needs your love and attention. It needs to be taken care of, cuddled and kept warm. It's physically comforting (soft, warm and weighted), and engaging. Its tusk ...

Engineering

Mind over body: Improving brain-computer interfaces

When people suffer debilitating injuries or illnesses of the nervous system, they sometimes lose the ability to perform tasks normally taken for granted, such as walking, playing music or driving a car. They can imagine doing ...