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Translation tools, air purifiers: face masks go high-tech

From monitoring vital signs to filtering filthy air and even translating speech into other languages, the coronavirus-fuelled boom in mask-wearing has spawned an unusual range of high-tech face coverings.

Electronics & Semiconductors

Sensors woven into a shirt can monitor vital signs

MIT researchers have developed a way to incorporate electronic sensors into stretchy fabrics, allowing them to create shirts or other garments that could be used to monitor vital signs such as temperature, respiration, and ...

Energy & Green Tech

Harvesting energy from walking human body

A research team led by Professor Wei-Hsin Liao from the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has developed a lightweight smart materials-based energy harvester for ...

Engineering

Contactless and efficient monitoring of premature babies

Every year, nearly 15 million babies are born too soon and need to be cared for in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Modern NICUs have taken a major leap forward in terms of implemented technologies. Yet, much still ...

Machine learning & AI

A new way to calculate global intensive care unit mortality risk

A man with a history of cardiac arrhythmia is admitted to an emergency room in Virginia, with symptoms of chest pain and irregular heartbeat. Based on factors such as age, respiratory rate, blood pressure, and platelet count, ...

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