Advancing the capability of wearable tech

Pretty much everyone has a smartphone, but the uptake of smartwatches and other wearable tech has been much slower. Could cost be the cause?

Creating the perfect wearable device to monitor muscle movement, heart rate and other tiny bio-signals without breaking the bank has inspired scientists to look for a simpler and more affordable tool.

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Teeny robot is the future of surgery

A tiny caterpillar-inspired robot that can walk, crawl, jump, and even swim, should one day be able to patrol the human body from the inside, according to researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, Germany, who describe their work in a Nature paper.

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Bespoke 3D printed wheelchairs a reality

You can have a tailored suit made, bespoke curtains and covers made, even your new car can be tailored to suit your needs, so it seems strange that wheelchairs (to a certain extent) are off the shelf items not ideally designed with the individual in mind.

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Versatile electric wheelchair

WHILL’s new electric portable mobility device is seemingly everything one could wish for in a modern mobility aid. It’s key design feature is to offer the user real freedom to manoeuvre in almost any environment. Watch Mashable’s video here.

Our top 5 technology and innovation trends for 2015

Our top 5 technology and innovation trends for 2015.