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Posted by Lara Lopes

Smart Car Seat Technology Can Detect A Drunk Driver

Researchers from Hiroshima University and the University of Tokyo, Japan, along with Delta Tooling, have developed a new smart car seat. This new technology can be installed in a car seat not only to detect if the driver is drunk or under the influence of other drugs, but also if they are getting drowsy behind the wheel. Image courtesy on Nikkei Technology This sensor can also be placed on a bed and warn if a patient’s pulse is irregular or if he or she is suffering a heart attack. According to the Nikkei Technology, a sensor with a built-in microphone […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Findbox takes the hassle out of searching in stores

If you have ever been in a store and had to go searching shelf after shelf for the item you want only to find out that it isn’t in stock, then you will be pleased to hear about Findbox. Findbox GmbH is based in Germany and they have come up with a good idea on how to make things easier for customers and shopkeepers. [Image Courtesy of Findbox] The Findbox is a kiosk type device that is able to scan packaging and items and then lets those shopping for a replacement know if it’s in stock and can even guide shoppers to […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

16-year-old invents device to convert breath to speech

This is no government funded university project… 16-year-old high school student Arsh Shah Dilbagi from India has developed a device that converts breath to speech. Dilbagi says that 1.4% of the globe’s population are physically unable to express themselves and this was the inspiration for his project. He is the only entry from Asia to reach the final 15 entries to the Google Science Fair 2014, a competition for 13-18 year olds. His device, ‘Talk’, has the potential to help a large number of people, roughly the population of Germany. “In nutshell, Talk has the potential to change the world by enabling people with […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Smart Valve Cap Sensors Can Alert Driver About Car Tire Pressure

Many drivers do not have the habit of frequently checking the car tire pressure, even though it’s a necessary caution. To make things easier for those forgetful drivers, a company from Malaysia developed a sensor that monitors this information. Salutica created Fobo Tire, a bluetooth capable valve cap with tiny sensors that continuously monitor the air pressure. Image courtesy of Salutica Allied Solutions To make it to the market, the project turned to crowd funding on Indiegogo, and the campaign has been a huge success. It started last September 1 and goes until October 16, but has already earned 4 times their initial US$28,000 goal. Image courtesy […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

SpaceX to take the first 3D printer into space

SpaceX are readied up to take the first 3D printer into space. The printer has been designed and built by Made in Space, a company a group of 3-D design software engineers, astronauts and tech entrepreneurs working in the research park at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Northern California. [Image Courtesy of MadeInSpace] NASA hope it will allow astronauts to be able to print replacement parts and even tools for use in long-distance missions in what is bringing the sci-fi replicator tech from Star Trek to life. “We could go from having a part designed on the ground to printed in […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Must See: LumiLor lets you paint with light

U.S. based company, Darkside Scientific, have developed a new interesting way to paint with light. Their patended and trademarked LumiLor is a technology that lets you add a glow in the dark effect to complex surfaces that lights up when a current is applied. This means there is no fade and it can be controlled to flash, strobe or produce patterns. [Image Courteys of Darkside Scientific] The Ohio based company has developed the electroluminescent coating over the past few years but unfortunately you can’t just buy it off the shelf as applying the paint requires some training in order to […]