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Incredible moment a British Paralympian swimmer takes her first steps wearing a robotic exoskeleton

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Incredible footage shows the moment a British Paralympian swimmer with cerebral palsy stands up and takes her first steps wearing a robotic exoskeleton. Grace Harvey, 21, was able to take the special walk with the help of state-of-the-art technology developed in Japan -- giving her a day she will never forget. In the video, the swimmer from Ware, Hertfordshire, smiled nervously as she took her'first' tentative steps. She went on to giggle when a bystander said'You're running, Grace.' Swimmer Ms Harvey holds the European record for the 200 metre (656 feet) Individual Medley and is presently the British number one in the 100 metre (328 feet) backstroke event. She is currently training in the city of Suzuka, Japan, ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics in August.


Robotic exoskeleton helps a paraplegic sportsman hug his mother for the first time in 10 years

Daily Mail - Science & tech

A robotic exoskeleton developed by Korean car manufacturer Hyundai has helped a paraplegic sportsman walk over and hug his mother for the first time in 10 years. Korean para-athlete and pro-archer Jun-beom Park was confined to a wheelchair in 2008 after being involved in an accident as a school boy. He damaged his thoracic vertebrae – the small bones that form the spine – in an incident that left him unable to walk. Now, 11 years on, the archery star has taken his'second first steps' thanks to an'exoskeleton suit' developed by Hyundai Motors Robotics Lab in Seoul, South Korea. In a heartwarming video produced by Hyundai, Jun-beom, 28, is seen putting his weight on his legs to stand up from his wheelchair, aided by the Hyundai Medical Exoskeleton (H-MEX).


Using artificial intelligence to detect hypoglycaemic events via wearable sensors

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Tracking sugar in the blood is crucial for both healthy individuals and diabetic patients. Current methods to measure glucose requires needles and repeated fingerpricks over the day.


From Artificial Intelligence to Augmented Reality to Peer-to-Peer Learning, 7 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2020

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"Technology has taken over the century, creating a rapidly changing landscape that has dramatically touched nearly every aspect of social interaction, business and entertainment. Education, though, has proved slow in experiencing the digital disruption, says Michal Borkowski, CEO and co-founder of Brainly, an online peer-to-peer learning community. He views the 2020s as technology's time to shine in education." Your email address will not be published.


Sensors and AI spot low blood sugar without needles - Futurity

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You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. A new technology for detecting low glucose levels uses artificial intelligence to detect hypoglycemic events with ECG signals from wearable sensors, researchers report. Tracking sugar in the blood is crucial for both healthy individuals and diabetic patients, but current methods to measure glucose require needles and repeated finger pricks throughout the day. Finger pricks can often be painful, deterring patient compliance. Currently Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM) for hypoglycemia detection measure glucose in interstitial fluid using an invasive sensor with a little needle, which sends alarms and data to a display device.


Humans will be wearing AI headsets that tell us what to do 'within 10 years'

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By 2030 we'll all be wearing permanent headsets controlled by artificial intelligence telling us what to do, according to a UK "future expert". David Wood, chair of the London Futurists, worked in the technology industry for 25 years and was predicting the ubiquity of smartphones as early the 1990s. "We'll see people carrying more in their ears, and not just as fashion accessories," he told Daily Star Online. "Headsets are going to get more popular and more powerful." These devices, which could look like visors, glasses or even Apple AirPods, will combine artificial intelligence with augmented reality, providing an all-in-one service to be worn around the clock, Wood says.



The 10 best new technologies coming out of CES 2020, including robots and wearable devices

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Bosch says existing sun visors are one of the most overlooked parts of a car's interior, often obscuring a driver's view. According to the AA, one in 50 car accidents in the UK are due to sun glare, resulting in hundreds of fatal or serious injuries a year. The virtual visor concept would eliminate existing sun visors completely, although it is currently just a concept, and it is likely to be years before it arrives in any production vehicles. The rise of online shopping has led to a surge in "package thieves" who steal parcels left on porches, with the problem becoming so acute that police in some US cities have taken to leaving fake Amazon boxes to catch the perpetrators. A smart mailbox developed by Canadian company Danby plans to address the problem with the Parcel Guard, a smart mailbox which will go on sale in the UK later this year, after a US launch in November.


Exoskeleton debuted by Delta and Sarcos Robotics makes lifting an airplane tire feel like 20 POUNDS

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Delta may be known for its airplanes, but a new and surprisingly dexterous exoskeleton may be their next product to take off. The suit, called the Guardian XO, is a relatively small full-body exoskeleton that the company envisions will be used for heavy duty construction and commercial applications that requires brute strength. In a demonstration of the all-electric suit at CES in Las Vegas - the first ever public demo of the device - Delta and its partner Sarcos Robotics showed off the exoskeleton's capabilities. The demonstrator - a moderately sized young man by the name of Ben - strapped himself into the suit in just a couple minutes and started the first trial. 'It's a pretty comfortable machine, I can move around as if I wasn't wearing this,' said Ben who told the audience that he had only been training with the suit for about four months.


Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence – How will They Build our Future? Vinod Sharma's Blog

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This jargon is of choice and excitement almost everyone i.e. either a tech enthusiast or even for nontech people with a little bit of interest in information technology. There has been a substantial boom in augmented reality in the past five years. Mainly because it allows consumers to visualize a product they like in a 3D environment. As a result, you, as a consumer, get to know more about the product you are looking for and can decide whether to buy it or move on to next. In the coming years, with the help of Artificial intelligence, augmented reality will be more affordable, and many small businesses can quickly start using it for their products.