Dr. Jordina Rincon gives us in this document details about the structure of the brain’s neural development, in relation to space activity, and its transformation into information that can be stored, consulted and analyzed by multidisciplinary research teams.

  • VR and AR devices at 1/100 the cost and 1/10,000 the thickness in the works
    on May 20, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    Mechanical and chemical engineers have developed moldable nanomaterials and a printing technology using metamaterials, which allows for the commercialization of inexpensive and thin VR and AR devices. […]

  • Algorithmic autos
    on May 19, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    Connected and automated vehicles use technology such as sensors, cameras and advanced control algorithms to adjust their operation to changing conditions with little or no input from drivers. A research group optimized vehicle dynamics and powertrain operation using connectivity and automation, while developing and testing a control framework that reduced travel time and energy use in a connected and automated vehicle. […]

  • 3D VR blood flow to improve cardiovascular care
    on May 13, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Biomedical engineers are developing a massive fluid dynamics simulator that can model blood flow through the full human arterial system at subcellular resolution. One of the goals of the effort is to provide doctors with a virtual reality system that can guide their treatment plans by allowing them to simulate a patient's specific vasculature and accurately predict how decisions such as stent placement, conduit insertions and other geometric alterations will affect surgical outcomes. […]

  • Telemedicine transforms response to COVID-19 pandemic in disease epicenter
    on April 30, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    A new study shows how virtual urgent care appointments increased by more than 600 percent, signaling a possible long-term shift in healthcare delivery. […]

  • New device simulates feel of walls, solid objects in virtual reality
    on April 28, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    Today's virtual reality systems can create immersive visual experiences, but seldom do they enable users to feel anything -- particularly walls, appliances and furniture. A new device, however, uses multiple strings attached to the hand and fingers to simulate the feel of obstacles and heavy objects. […]

  • Anxious about public speaking? Your smart speaker could help
    on April 25, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    Researchers have developed a public-speaking tutor on the Amazon Alexa platform. The tutor enables users to engage in cognitive restructuring exercise -- a psychological technique that helps anxious individuals recognize and modify negative thinking behaviors. When users deployed the tutor in a recent study, their pre-speech anxiety was relieved, according to the researchers. […]