Smartphone-based solution designed to help people who need to communicate with eye gestures
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(Tech Xplore)—ALS is a neuro degenerative illness causing the person to lose motor control. The condition is referred to as the person being in a locked-in syndrome, where patients retain cognitive function but cannot speak ...
Patent talk: Could an Apple device offer charge boost by winding?
Feb 19, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Such a concept. Adding extra battery life to your Apple Watch simply by winding up the digital crown.
Apple patent for display panel with IR diodes refuels rumor mill over next iPhone
Feb 17, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Heard all the rumors about the iPhone home button? Your future handset might have you groping for that home button that is no longer there, according to the rumors. And fingerprint scanners will go to work ...
Robot-run supermarkets analyzed but Amazon says no plans
Feb 08, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Accountants and retailing gurus know the story. Supermarket owners have to figure in the cost of hiring workers against all those cash register rings for popcorn, soap and paper towels.
Smart jacket's slit-like vents keep the wearer in a comfort zone
Feb 07, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Smart clothing is a next step in wearables; creative minds are thinking about what clothes can do in gaining functions enabled by technology.
Apple files patent presenting vaporizer concept, tech watchers explore possible use
Jan 31, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Apple to the core of the public's brand recognition is primarily phones, laptops, tablets and their varied accessories. So why did Apple file a patent application in July last year, and released on January ...
Model driverless car regulations after drug approval process, AI ethics experts argue
Jan 26, 2017
Autonomous systems—like driverless cars —perform tasks that previously could only be performed by humans. In a new IEEE Intelligent Systems Expert Opinion piece, Carnegie Mellon University artificial intelligence ethics ...
Korea has designs on ultra-fast transport speeding past maglev
Jan 24, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Korea has its eye on advanced transport and taking a place in the frontlines of research and development. Case in point: Its research interest in coming up with an ultra-fast train. Call it ultra-fast, call ...
Which strawberry do I eat? Ask your smartphone
Jan 08, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Just when you were getting bored with all the gee-whiz marketing claims of smartphones comes an eye-grabbing feature likely to stir some curiosity.
Amazon looks at airships as fulfillment idea in patent filing
Dec 30, 2016
(Tech Xplore)—Amazon has come up with a neat idea. Whether the idea will ever come to pass as a real move is not certain. However, CB Insights noticed a patent filing where Amazon was suggesting the AFC approach to deliver ...