Upgraded Google Glass Helps Autistic Kids “See” Emotions

Photo: Gabriela Hasbun Looking for Cues: Vivaan Ferose, an 11-year-old boy with autism, sees prompts in his Google Glass head-up display that help him recognize his parents’ emotions. Imagine this scene: It’s nearly dinnertime, and little Jimmy is in the kitchen. His mom is rushing to get dinner on the table, and she puts all the … Continue reading Upgraded Google Glass Helps Autistic Kids “See” Emotions

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Halting COVID-19: The Benefits and Risks of Digital Contact Tracing

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“Brita Filter for Blood” Aims to Remove Harmful Cytokines for COVID-19 Patients

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When the Most Important Technology Is Teamwork

Illustration: Greg Mably I get to meet plenty of smart people through my work as a mentor to entrepreneurs, but few have proven as talented as Mobin Nomvar, cofounder of Sydney startup Automated Process Synthesis Co., which develops machine-learning software for chemical-process engineering. When he first started his company, Nomvar knew a lot about coding, more … Continue reading When the Most Important Technology Is Teamwork

Pop-Up Open Source Medical Hardware Projects Won’t Stop Coronavirus, but Might Be Useful Anyway. Here’s why

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