Engineering Newswire 80: Body-Mounted Joystick Gives Astronauts Touch-Feedback

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 9:02am
Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re getting touchy feely with a body-mounted joystick, 3D printing heart attack predictors, and installing a fifth eye. This episode features:

Hey, Five Eyes: OrCam Technologies has developed an eyeglass-mounted device that helps the visually impaired better understand the world around them.

Read: Tiny Camera Sees for the Blind

Touchy-Feely Body Joysticks: To help astronauts experience touch-based feedback in weightlessness the European Space Agency plans to ship one of the most advanced joysticks ever built to the International space station.

3D-Printed Implantable Device: Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and an international team of biomedical engineers and materials scientists have created a 3D elastic membrane made of a soft, flexible, silicon material that is precisely shaped to match the heart’s epicardium.

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