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September 2, 2015

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September 2, 2015

Wrist Device Translates Sign Language

Sep. 1, 2015 — A smart device that translates sign language while being worn on the wrist could bridge the communications gap between the deaf and those who don’t know sign language, says a biomedical engineering ... read more

Aug. 21, 2015 — Researchers have developed a sensor for the living body that can detect the bio-magnetic field with high sensitivity and high ... read more

May 26, 2015 — A unique, high performance foam has been developed that can be used to make safer athletic gear and medical equipment, among other things. The developers anticipate an immediate benefit to the ... read more

More Cycling With E-Bikes

May 20, 2015 — Electric bikes make people cycle longer and more often, a new study concludes, adding that the effect is best on women. A new study focused on how people use the electric bike and how the electric ... read more

May 14, 2015 — New theories on game intelligence could change the world of team sports forever. Game intelligence is not necessarily something you are born with but something you can learn, according to new ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — Exercise researchers have developed a new treadmill that automatically changes speed to match the pace of the runner. The automated treadmill uses sonar to tell exactly where the runner is on the ... read more

Muscles Matter in Baseball

Apr. 8, 2015 — A new approach to analyzing baseball-pitching biomechanics may one day give players more personalized feedback and help prevent elbow injuries. In a computer simulation study of baseball pitching, ... read more

Most NFL Players With Injuries to the Midfoot Return to Game Action

Mar. 27, 2015 — Nearly 93 percent of National Football League (NFL) athletes who sustained traumatic injuries to the midfoot returned to competition less than 15 months after injury and with no statistically ... read more

Mar. 18, 2015 — An electrical and computer engineer is taking a cue from nature to devise the next generation of integrated low-power, wearable ... read more

World's Best Cross-Country Skiers Pole to Victory

Feb. 27, 2015 — As the World Cup cross-country ski races wrap up in Falun, Sweden this weekend, it's hard not to wonder what separates the very best skiers from across the globe from the winners. Norwegian ... read more

Feb. 24, 2015 — Three Austrian men have become the first in the world to undergo a new technique called "bionic reconstruction", enabling them to use a robotic prosthetic hand controlled by their mind, ... read more

Feb. 23, 2015 — A prototype for wearable equipment to support human motion has now been developed. This wearable equipment, called the Sensorimotor Enhancing Suit (SEnS), enhances sensorimotor functions by reducing ... read more

Feb. 10, 2015 — Researchers have designed a tiny cage that can trap a single strand of DNA after it has been pulled through a nanopore. While caged, biochemical experiments can be performed on the strand, which can ... read more

Jan. 20, 2015 — Can a penalty kick simultaneously score a goal and miss? For very small objects, at least, this is possible: according to the predictions of quantum mechanics, microscopic objects can take different ... read more

Imaging Test for Autism Spectrum Disorder Under Development

Jan. 15, 2015 — A two-minute brain-imaging test that may be able to aid in the diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorder is currently under development in the United States. Usually, diagnosis -- an ... read more

Jan. 13, 2015 — Researchers have grown human skeletal muscle in the laboratory that, for the first time, contracts and responds just like native tissue to external stimuli such as electrical pulses, biochemical ... read more

Are Video Gaming Systems a Safe Christmas Present?

Dec. 16, 2014 — Nintendo video gaming systems are common Christmas presents, but how safe are they? Early reports included seizures (dubbed "Nintendo epilepsy") and two cases of Nintendo related ... read more

Light-Based Technology Tracks Oxygen Levels Underwater for Swim Performance, Muscle Repair

Dec. 10, 2014 — A new light-based technology for measuring oxygen content in muscles while underwater has been released by researchers. The technology provides valuable information for competitive swimmers as well ... read more

Why Treating Shoulder Pain in Baseball Pitchers and Other Throwing Athletes Is So Difficult

Dec. 9, 2014 — Despite increasing medical knowledge, treating shoulder pain in baseball pitchers and other throwing athletes remains one of the most challenging tasks in sports medicine. Results of treatment as not ... read more

Dec. 8, 2014 — The intricate nature of visual responses has become more clear, thanks to new research. The findings may help to improve digital cameras as well as visual ... read more

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