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The technology uses transdermal optical imaging to diagnose blood pressure using 2-minute videos of the subjects face taken from a smartphone. (Image credit: University of Toronto)   In the not so distant future, we may be able to apply preventative health measures using our smartphones, including measuring blood pressure just by taking a selfie video. Researchers from the University of Toronto have developed a new technology- termed transdermal optical imaging, which measures blood pressu ...
This new metalens can focus and make adjustments for blurriness in real-time. This new lens has similar behavior as the human eye. (Image credit: SEAS)   Researchers at Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) may have just hit a breakthrough in artificial eye technology. The team has developed an adaptive metalens that acts similarly to the human eye. The lens has the ability to focus in real-time and even adjust for astigmatism and image shift, which ofte ...
The Rekognition AI platform is now capable of identifying fear, adding an eight entry in its emotion-detection capability. (Image credit: Amazon)   Amazon’s Rekognition platform is a deep learning image and video analysis service that’s part of the company’s AI software suite, which uses machine-learning and deep-learning APIs to identify scenes, objects, faces, and other objects within those images and video. The platform provides access to face-based user verification b ...
The quantum microphone could help develop more efficient quantum computers. A mockup of an array of nanomechanical resonators designed to generate and trap sound particles, or phonons. (Image credit: Standford University)   High-quality microphones may be good at picking up and carrying sound, but they’re not sensitive enough to catch everything, like the smallest unit of sound known as phonons. Recently, researchers at Stanford University developed a “quantum microphone” ...
Those sweltering Summer and freezing Winter days may be more bearable for people to withstand in the future. It’s all due to Sony’s innovative Reon Pocket, a cooling/heating device that can be worn into the back pocket of a t-shirt designed specifically for the device. Reon Pocket will be shipping out in March 2020, only in Japan and is live on Sony’s crowdfunding website. Prices start at $117 to $175, depending on which version of the Reon Pocket the wearer wishes to purchase ...
Scientists recently developed content lenses made of soft robots that zoom in and out on command. The prototype lenses require you to place electrodes around your eyelids. (Image credit: University of California San Diego)   Glasses and contact lenses help improve our vision, but it still doesn’t give you perfect vision. Sometimes an object is so far in the distance no amount of squinting will help you see it. What if you had a zoom-in option? That’s what scientists at the Univ ...

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