Turning off the TV with a cup of tea: join the remote control revolution

04 October, 2017

Lancaster University researchers have developed gesture control technology that allows body movement, or movement of objects, to be used to interact with screens.

RF Digital RFD77402 Simblee time-of-flight (ToF) sensor module

29 September, 2017 | Supplied by: Mouser Electronics (Hong Kong) Ltd

The RFD77402 Simblee Internet of Things (IoT) 3D time-of-flight (ToF) sensor module, from RF Digital, integrates an embedded light sensor, vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) driver, microcontroller and onboard memory to provide distance mapping and 3D imaging technology.

Pick the torque sensor for your servo motor in three easy steps

26 September, 2017 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

At the heart of many automated assembly platforms and robots is an electric motor. If the motor is the heart, then the brain is the controller and closed loop control system.

Silicon Labs CPT212B and CPT213B TouchXpress capacitive touch controllers

15 September, 2017 | Supplied by: Mouser Electronics (Hong Kong) Ltd

Silicon Labs' CPT212B and CPT213B TouchXpress capacitive touch controllers provide a fast and easy way for design engineers to add low-power capacitive touch interfaces to embedded designs.

Silk could improve wearable body sensors

28 August, 2017

Chinese researchers are investigating the use of silk in wearable body sensors, with the aim of developing a more sensitive and flexible generation of these devices that can monitor a slew of body functions in real time.

Motion capture device for rehab patients

23 August, 2017 | Supplied by: Deakin University

Deakin University researchers have designed a wireless motion capture device, about the size of a matchbox, that is changing the lives of a variety of Australians — from Parkinson's disease sufferers to golfers.

Electronic skin: the future of biosensors

17 August, 2017

An international research team has created a soft sensor microsystem with a 3D design, making it suitable for applications such as continuous health monitoring and disease treatment.

Measuring shark bite force with load cells

04 August, 2017 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

Getting into the spirit of Shark Week 2017, FUTEK teamed up with the engineers at Peacock Productions to create a shark bite force measurement application.

Wearable robotics assisting stroke, cerebral palsy patients

31 July, 2017 by Lauren Davis

Not one but two US research groups have announced successful studies into wearable robotic devices for patients struggling with abnormal gaits.

Cars that read their drivers' emotions

21 July, 2017 | Supplied by: Renesas Electronics

We've all had that moment when we've been so angry or upset while driving that we just wish we could hand the wheel to someone else. It's a frustrating feeling — one that semiconductor supplier Renesas Electronics has set out to solve.

A sign of the times: smart glove translates sign language into text

14 July, 2017

US engineers have developed a smart glove that translates the American Sign Language (ASL) alphabet into text and controls a virtual hand to mimic sign language gestures.

Thermal sensors and drones to detect feral pigs

13 June, 2017

WA researchers are using thermal sensors attached to aircraft and drones to detect feral pigs, as part of a trial aimed at strengthening management of the significant pest animals.

VR glove powered by soft robotics

02 June, 2017

Engineers at UC San Diego are using soft robotics technology to make light, flexible gloves that allow users to feel tactile feedback when they interact with virtual reality environments.

Power and secure your devices as you walk

29 May, 2017

Researchers have developed technology which uses a person's gait — ie, the way they walk — to power wearable devices, as well as serve as an authentication method.

Creating a smart campus with the IoT

25 May, 2017 | Supplied by: Hitachi Australia Ltd

Curtin University has selected Hitachi to deploy an Internet of Things (IoT) solution to advance its vision of a smart campus that enhances the student experience.

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