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Wireless Minute: The Wearable Artificial Kidney

February 18, 2015 9:27 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

The Wearable Artificial Kidney (WAK) is a concept that promises patients suffering from kidney failure an alternative to conventional dialysis. The tool-belt sized prototype has been granted approval for human testing in the United States by the FDA with clinical trials ... 

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Wireless Minute: Keep Beat Sports Bra Keeps You Motivated

February 17, 2015 9:51 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

One British design student created an amazing sports bra… yes, you heard that correctly; the bra aims to make running easier and more fun by matching your music to your heart rate. Victoria Sowerby, a student at Northumbria University, created the Keep Beat ... 

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HotSpot Episode 101: Hedgehog-Inspired Body Airbag

February 13, 2015 3:51 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, snowboard bindings that help boarders visualize their balance; a new method of processing signals via fiber optic cable; a new car technology for making driving safe; and a full-body airbag for motorcyclists, bikers, skiers, and other hobbyists and professionals ...           

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Wireless Minute: Smartphones vs. Wearables

February 13, 2015 3:50 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Wearable devices have received a lot of attention in the fitness world for tracking certain data and helping consumers improve whatever it is they need to improve ...                  

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Teen’s Wearable Sensor Designed for Alzheimer's

February 13, 2015 11:35 am | by Kenneth Shinozuka, TED Talk | Comments

60 percent of people with dementia wander off, an issue that can prove hugely stressful for both patients and caregivers. In this charming talk, hear how teen inventor Kenneth Shinozuka came up with a novel solution to help his night-wandering grandfather and the aunt who looks after him ...

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Celebrity Engineer Grant Imahara Tours Mouser’s Massive Distribution Center

February 13, 2015 8:40 am | by Mouser Electronics | Comments

Mouser Electronics has released a video with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara, best known for his role on TV’s Mythbusters, touring Mouser’s state-of-the-art warehouse. To view the entertaining video, click here ...            

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3D Scanning 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle

February 12, 2015 1:40 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re 3D scanning “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, attempting to turn airports into spaceports with the help of DARPA, and taking a trip to the edge of space on a helium balloon ...      

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HotSpot Episode 100: New Sensor Magnetizes Users’ Senses

February 9, 2015 10:55 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a new magnetic sensor equips users with a sixth sense; a new mobile app that connect blind people with volunteers from around the world; and WDD celebrates its 100th episode ...                                        

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China’s Drone Delivery Service

February 9, 2015 9:57 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

While we struggle with domestic drone regulations, China’s e-commerce giant, Alibaba, is moving forward with a similar service as Amazon’s vaunted drone delivery system. Ya know, the difference being that Alibaba isn’t mired in seemingly endless red tape and regulatory hurdles....

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Using Hapkit to Teach Haptics, the Science of Touch

February 5, 2015 2:20 pm | by Vignesh Ramachadran, Stanford Engineering | Comments

Stanford Professor Allison Okamura is using a build-it-yourself-electronic kit that allow students to create physical sensations using a programmable device called Hapkit. Today she is using Hapkit to teach a class in haptics -- the science ...                  

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HotSeat 38: New EU Requirements for Wireless Transmitters at 2.4 GHz

February 5, 2015 11:02 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

In this episode of the HotSeat, Wireless Design and Development speaks with Steve Laya, Slaes and Marketing Manager of Elite Electronic Engineering (Downers Grove, IL). Throughout his career, Steve has helped Elite clients through the conformity assessment process ...                  

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Shaping the World with Sensor Solutions

February 5, 2015 10:51 am | by ams | Comments

ams sensor solutions take sensing to the next level by providing a seamless interface between humans and technology ...                         

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How Social Media Hurts Social Change

February 5, 2015 10:49 am | by Zeynep Tufekci, TED Talk | Comments

Today the speed at which we spread information is so fast that a single email can launch a worldwide awareness campaign, as with the Occupy movement. Yet as techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci seeks to show, the ease of social media can actually hurt social change in the long run ...           

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Vampire-Bat Inspired Drone Walks & Flies

February 2, 2015 2:41 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re flying – and walking – with vampire-bat inspired drones, showing off Russia’s new ATV riding cyborg, and taking stomach acid powered joyrides in mouse stomachs ...       

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HotSpot Episode 99: Gestured-Controlled Dinosaurs

February 2, 2015 11:11 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, controlling dinosaurs with hand gestures; a smart motorcycle helmet with augmented intelligence; a cloud-connected scooter that allows users to customize their ride; and a smart mattress that helps consumers fall asleep faster, and wake up at the right moments ...                  

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