Take apart any electronic device from the past or present and you'll encounter a myriad of screws and bolts. Consistent torque application is key for these products to meet promised specifications.
Lancaster University researchers have developed gesture control technology that allows body movement, or movement of objects, to be used to interact with screens.
The RFD77402 Simblee Internet of Things (IoT) 3D time-of-flight (ToF) sensor module, from RF Digital, integrates an embedded light sensor, vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) driver, microcontroller and onboard memory to provide distance mapping and 3D imaging technology.
At the heart of many automated assembly platforms and robots is an electric motor. If the motor is the heart, then the brain is the controller and closed loop control system.
Silicon Labs' CPT212B and CPT213B TouchXpress capacitive touch controllers provide a fast and easy way for design engineers to add low-power capacitive touch interfaces to embedded designs.
Chinese researchers are investigating the use of silk in wearable body sensors, with the aim of developing a more sensitive and flexible generation of these devices that can monitor a slew of body functions in real time.
Deakin University researchers have designed a wireless motion capture device, about the size of a matchbox, that is changing the lives of a variety of Australians — from Parkinson's disease sufferers to golfers.
An international research team has created a soft sensor microsystem with a 3D design, making it suitable for applications such as continuous health monitoring and disease treatment.
Not one but two US research groups have announced successful studies into wearable robotic devices for patients struggling with abnormal gaits.
We've all had that moment when we've been so angry or upset while driving that we just wish we could hand the wheel to someone else. It's a frustrating feeling — one that semiconductor supplier Renesas Electronics has set out to solve.
US engineers have developed a smart glove that translates the American Sign Language (ASL) alphabet into text and controls a virtual hand to mimic sign language gestures.
WA researchers are using thermal sensors attached to aircraft and drones to detect feral pigs, as part of a trial aimed at strengthening management of the significant pest animals.
Engineers at UC San Diego are using soft robotics technology to make light, flexible gloves that allow users to feel tactile feedback when they interact with virtual reality environments.
Researchers have developed technology which uses a person's gait — ie, the way they walk — to power wearable devices, as well as serve as an authentication method.