Man versus machine has quickly become man merges with machine as assistive technologies continue to develop. Today, the loss of a limb does not automatically translate into the loss of mobility. This year introduced the Cybathlon, where athletes compete for gold using their assistive technologies. Prosthetics range from body-powered replacements to high-tech interfaces that involve direct brain control.
Who doesn’t want to be super intelligent, or amazingly strong or very fast or perhaps have added senses? We all know our five basic senses, sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch. There is a company that promises much about added senses and they are working hard on providing their first added sense to the market.
Virtual or augmented reality, virtual reality as been around for a few decades now and has evolved tremendously since. It is referred to as immersive multimedia or computer-simulated reality, it replicates an environment that simulates a physical presence in places in the real world or fictive world, allowing the user the interact in that world, it artificially creates sensory experiences, which can include sight, touch, hearing and smell.
A new update to the Neato Botvac Connected App now give users control right from Apple and Android smartwatches. The smartwatch can now start and stop the robot vacuum, receive notifications and monitor its progress with just a glance or a tap on the wrist.
Have you heard of augmented reality or virtual reality? As wikipedia puts it, augmented reality (AR) is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. There is a lot of research […]
In many ways, the human race has advanced radically in a very short period of time. People born with missing limbs can now live full and “normal” lives, as can those who have suffered injuries and amputations. This is a far cry from the days when an amputated leg […]
Even today’s young people have heard of Steve Austin, The Six Million Dollar Man, and his girlfriend, The Bionic Woman. After separate accidents, each of them was surgically repaired and enhanced by the government and they became secret agents. Steve Austin could run 60 miles per hour, had arms […]