A low-cost rehabilitation glove

Posted by on May 8, 2011 in Augmenting, Conceptual, Robotics | No Comments

Students from Montreal’s McGill University have created a prototype recovery glove that encourages stroke patients who suffer the loss of hand motor skills to “relearn” how to use it through game ...

Always-available natural user interfaces

Posted by on Dec 15, 2009 in New technologies, Robotics | 2 Comments

I met with Desney Tan at Microsoft Research today, who walked me through a few mind-blowing demos and prototypes he has recently developed. One of his prototypes demonstrates the capabilities ...

Diana Eng’s inflatable dress

Posted by on Feb 16, 2009 in Aesthetics, Augmenting, Conceptual, Kinetic, Robotics | No Comments

This is an older project, but still worth a reminder. Diana Eng, in collaboration with Emily Albinski, created this gorgeous dress way back in 2003, which ended up making its way ...

Tinker, inventor, hacker spaces

Posted by on Dec 28, 2008 in DIY & Hacking, Robotics | No Comments

(image source via New York Times) There seems to be a trend in tinker and hacker spaces, which are popping up all over the place. Hacker collective NYC Resistor is one ...

A soundscape that wraps around you

Posted by on Nov 17, 2008 in Aesthetics, eTextiles, Robotics | No Comments

Dana Gordon and Alejandro Zamudio Sanchez designed Undercover blanket for the Droog exhibit Garden of Delight. The project is an ultra soft blanket that wirelessly connects to any music source in your home ...

A wearable device that helps you walk

Posted by on Nov 9, 2008 in Augmenting, Kinetic, Products, Robotics | No Comments

Honda recently unveiled a robotic wearable device that helps you walk. The seat is similar to a bike seat that connects a robotic leg to your shoes. It’s strong enough ...