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Awareness, Intention, Sentiment technologies in SAS – II

Context Awareness A first area of awareness technologies relates to Context Awareness. Sensors embedded in the artefact, able to detect the shape of the environment, its characteristics and of its various components, are becoming more sensitive, performant and affordable. Smart materials (like sensitive skin for robots) will be playing an …

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Sensors get under our skin

Biosensors, that is sensors that can detect parameters in a living being, are becoming more and more effective in several respects: detecting more and more parameters, becoming more and more sensitive, being able to co-exist for long period of time with the hosting organism to the point of becoming an …

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Seeing in the dark with AI

Progress continues in better and better sensors. Canon announced a 120 Mpixels sensor in the APS format that will be available to third parties in a variety of fields, where such high resolution is desirable. They have also announced availability of a low resolution chip, just 2.2 Mpixels (sufficient for …

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Neural dust is getting ready for your brain…

Back in 2016 researchers at Berkeley created a micro sensor that could be activated using ultrasound. It was designed to be implanted in the body to pick up electrical signals. It could work in muscles and various organs, including the brain. Being activated by ultrasound it didn’t need a battery, …

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The future of Health Care is tied to AI and big data

The future of Health care, broadly speaking, is progressing along two directions: better understanding of the single individual and leveraging data from a multitude of individuals. Both are fuelled by increasing capability of “seeing” what is going on -that includes the genome sequencing-, thanks to better sensors and harvesting capabilities …

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Delivering right on the spot … in the brain

We are making good progress in identifying neural circuits in our brain, small areas responsible for the execution of specific tasks. It is not always the case, actually several tasks are involving many areas in different regions of the brain. Also in this case, however, specific regions host neural circuits …

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Stroke rehab leveraging on sensors data

Following up on yesterday’s post on the quantified self, a news on application of smart sensors to fine tune the rehab process following a stroke. At Northwestern University researchers have developed a stretchable sensor that can be used as a band-aid on the body of a patient to detect health …

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