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Preventing infant deaths in hot cars

So far this year, 39 U.S. infants and toddlers have died of heat stroke due to being left unattended in hot cars. In an effort to prevent such tragedies, two Harvard students are developing a tech-driven car seat alert system.

dateNov 04, 2016 in Engineering
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Adding social touch to robotics

A squeeze in the arm, a pat on the shoulder, or a slap in the face – touch is an important part of the social interaction between people. Social touch, however, is a relatively unknown field when it comes to robots, even ...

dateOct 24, 2016 in Robotics
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Tactile power steering for order picking carts

Vehicles in logistics centers will be more intuitive to steer in the future, thus making work easier and safer. "Tactile" handles being developed by Fraunhofer researchers will make this possible: They employ pressure sensors ...

dateApr 01, 2016 in Engineering
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Flexible and transparent pressure sensor

Healthcare practitioners may one day be able to physically screen for breast cancer using pressure-sensitive rubber gloves to detect tumors, owing to a transparent, bendable and sensitive pressure sensor newly developed by ...

dateJan 25, 2016 in Nanophysics
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