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Engineering Newswire 32: iWorm Straps to Your Back

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:31am
Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development

This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower, the premier supplier of power system components for worldwide markets, we’re building an internal suspension system for your brain, designing an endoscope as thin as a hair, and using a worm to go hands-free. This week we welcome Ben Heck to the Engineering Newswire as we feature:

  • Lantos Technologies has created a digital ear scanner that can create an accurate model of the ear canal. Using a tiny camera and thousands of pictures, this device allows for cheaper and better fit hearing aids.
  • Silicon Valley Tech firms want their workers at work, so they’re adding a few workplace perks to recruit and retain top talent, and to help spark innovation and creativity.
  • A team of engineers at Stanford have built an endoscope no thicker than a human hair, which as you may know is the standard unit of measurement for all small things.
  • The iWorm is the brain child of Jeffrey Gu who recently turned to crowdsourcing site Kickstarter to secure funding. This new utensil is a harness that holds a tablet PC or eReader in front of you at the best distance and angle for your eyes.  
  • The ATR-1 helmet from 6D uses a series of elastomer shock absorbers to handle small hits, while still providing adequate protection against the big ones.

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