Researchers use radio waves to wirelessly monitor sleep patterns

August 8, 2017

MIT researchers have unveiled a new method for wirelessly monitoring sleep. The whole thing works a bit like echolocation radio waves are beamed off a sleeping subject and changes in the body are detected when they bounce back. The research is the latest in a number of different activities the team has been monitoring using low-power radio waves. Thanks to new AI technology, the system is now able to translate…

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MIT’s wearable guides the visually impaired around obstacles without a cane

August 4, 2017

It’s frustrating to see so many wearable innovations without more devoted to providing solutions for the disabled, which is why MIT’s new prototype for the visually impaired is more than just a little exciting. A team of researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have come up with a wearable system that helps the visually impaired navigate their environment. SEE ALSO: Finally, someone invented a braille smartwatch for…

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MIT researchers invent clothes that breathe with the help of biological cells

July 26, 2017

MIT researchers have invented a new type of workout material that can breathe using biological cells. The project, called The team printed parallel lines of E. coli cells onto sheets of latex, creating two-layer structures, and exposed the fabric to changing moisture conditions. When the fabric was placed on a hot plate to dry, the cells began to shrink, causing the overlying latex layer to curl up. When the fabric…

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MIT’s wearable guides the visually impaired around obstacles without a cane

June 4, 2017

It’s frustrating to see so many wearable innovations without more devoted to providing solutions for the disabled, which is why MIT’s new prototype for the visually impaired is more than just a little exciting. A team of researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have come up with a wearable system that helps the visually impaired navigate their environment. SEE ALSO: Finally, someone invented a braille smartwatch for…

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MIT researchers invent clothes that breathe with the help of biological cells

May 26, 2017

MIT researchers have invented a new type of workout material that can breathe using biological cells. The project, called The team printed parallel lines of E. coli cells onto sheets of latex, creating two-layer structures, and exposed the fabric to changing moisture conditions. When the fabric was placed on a hot plate to dry, the cells began to shrink, causing the overlying latex layer to curl up. When the fabric…

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