Neural Interfaces are coming to mass markets

Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI) The “Brain-Computer Interface” market is changing, more players are evolving, prices are dropping and sooner than you think neural interfaces will become part of daily life. A definition from Wikipedia helps set the path: A brain–computer interface (BCI), sometimes called a neural-control interface (NCI), mind-machineinterface (MMI), direct neural interface (DNI), or brain–machine interface (BMI), is a direct communication pathway between an …

How can machines understand emotions?

Emotionally intelligent machines may not be as far away as it seems. This fact has already been reported in recent news and studies. Over the last few decades, artificial intelligence (AI) have got increasingly good at reading emotional reactions in humans. But reading is not the same as understanding. AI can now, among other things, …

Intelligence Augmentation and Artificial Intelligence in improving work productivity

Introduction on being productive with artificial intelligence This article aims at collecting some insights on how machine learning applications are improving our working productivity by focusing on the distinction between artificial intelligence (AI) and Intelligence Augmentation (IA) A recent article published on Venture Beat by the title “How machine learning influences your productivity” (see sources …

Guided missile technology to prevent sport’s injury

It is a know fact that sports is one of the most technology advanced field: in the last few years we’ve seen athletes become living labs with biometric sensors attached all over their body, wearing smart wrist bands, shoes with sensors, intelligent t-shirts, and so on. Now we are seeing the interaction of military technology …

Nanotechnology for textiles, wearables, where do we stand?

Introduction Nanotechnology applied to textiles opens new market opportunities for wearable, smart clothing, nano engineered clothes. Evidence of ultra light wearable solar textiles already emerged less than one year ago. A polyester/Ag nanowires/graphene polymer was experimented and published in Nano Energy (Wu, C. et al. 2016). In the same field of research is a prototype for …