Some kids are born with Poland Syndrome meaning that the affected hand cannot function normally. The kids with this condition cannot perform various tasks like playing their favorite game. On the other hand, amputees also suffer the same fate following the removal of the hand due to different conditions.
However, there is a ray of hope since such people can harness the affordable 3-D technology to overcome their challenges. The inspiring story of Hailey Dawson’s robotic hand shows that people with artificial hands can also perform various activities like any average person.
Hailey Dawson was born with Poland Syndrome, a rare condition that affected her hand such that it could not function normally. Touched by her situation, the students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ (UNLV) College of Engineering faculty came to her rescue. They designed a 3-D printed robotic hand that helps Hailey to perform an increased number of functions.…
Virtual reality headsets are nothing new. You put them on, plug in and transport yourself to another world. There you can play games or do whatever else will take you away from reality. The idea of a pair of augmented reality glasses for driving is different. You don’t want to distort reality when driving.
However, you do want to improve your perception of it to make driving safer, easier and more enjoyable. MINI has teamed up with San-Francisco designers Qualcomm to create their glasses for the road. Mini is leading the way with these glasses, as no other car maker has thought about doing this. Is there a significant reason for that, or are other car makers missing a trick?…
Infrared technology is a helpful tool for anyone that needs to see in the dark and tap into this invisible wavelength. It has many practical applications and industrial grade camera are sought after. However, there is also a call for commercial-level devices for consumers that want to play around in the dark.
This is now possible via the vision enhancement software of the FLIR One. FLIR means forward-looking infrared, and this is apt. This is an example of the thermal camera systems of the future, with its clever use of infrared cameras and thermal cameras.