Tech Reviews

Car parks could become the 'lungs of the city'2m06s

Car parks could become the 'lungs of the city'

Sucking polluted air out of car parks can lead to significant reductions in the presence of deadly fine particles in the atmosphere, says a Dutch company. It has joined forces with university researchers to simulate how mobile air purification units could help car parks and municipal buildings act as "lungs of the city". Jim Drury reports. Credit to Reuters.

Reuters
Published: January 26, 20175 views
Real life prosthetic hand inspired by video game59s

Real life prosthetic hand inspired by video game

Several months ago Armatus Designs received a commission to create a functional prosthetic hand based off of the Phantom Pain hand used in Metal Gear Solid 5. This was for a client who was born without a left hand and grew tired of his standard claw style prosthetic, but didn't want to shell out thousands of dollars for a motorized medical grade prosthetic. The goal was to create something durable, functional and useful on a budget. This is the result!

'Phantom Pain' prosthetic hand from 3D printer5m31s

'Phantom Pain' prosthetic hand from 3D printer

Several months ago Armatus Designs received a commission to create a functional prosthetic hand based off of the Phantom Pain hand used in Metal Gear Solid 5. This was for a client who was born without a left hand and grew tired of his standard claw style prosthetic, but didn't want to shell out thousands of dollars for a motorized medical grade prosthetic. The goal was to create something durable, functional and useful on a budget. The client has very little left of his wrist, meaning the standard active grip system on other 3D printed prosthetics wouldn't work for him, so they designed a passive grip system using retention springs. This allows the fingers to auto-adjust to whatever object they are gripping, and only requires user input to actually open the grip, which is done by pulling the knob at the rear of the forearm section. All 5 fingers normally open and close at once, but there is also a detachable ring connected to the main knob which articulates just the index finger, which can be locked in place to allow greater usability in actions such as typing and pressing buttons.

Whisk Wiper | Whisking Made Easy46s

Whisk Wiper | Whisking Made Easy

Cleaning a whisk is hard. Now it's not. whiskwiper.com Whisk Wiper is not yet available for purchase, but sign up here (whiskwiper.com) and you'll be first to join the whisking revolution! Credit: Whisk Wiper

3D tool predicts nose jobs much more accurately2m08s

3D tool predicts nose jobs much more accurately

Scientists develop an algorithm to help rhinoplasty patients design a nose suited to their facial proportions. The technique could also help patients who have lost their own nose because of disease to design a perfectly fitting prosthetic. By Matthew Stock. Credit to Reuters.

Reuters
Published: October 26, 20167 views
Special needs shopping cart makes shopping easier4m29s

Special needs shopping cart makes shopping easier

Caroline's Cart is a shopping cart created for special needs children. It provides parents and caregivers a viable option to transport a child through a store while grocery shopping, without simultaneously having to maneuver a wheelchair and a traditional grocery cart. It is named after Caroline, the special needs daughter of Drew Ann and David Long, founders of Parent Solution Group, LLC. Total Credit to Technibilt and Caroline's Cart Follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarolinesCart/ https://www.facebook.com/Technibilt-Ltd-105223122877373/?fref=ts

New iPhone 7 makes weird hissing sounds1m21s

New iPhone 7 makes weird hissing sounds

Some iPhone 7's have been making strange noises, but they sure aren't coming out of the headphone jack! Learn about this strange phenomena in this very interesting clip.

theFeed
Published: September 20, 2016289 views
Avatar robot staves off sick children's isolation1m51s

Avatar robot staves off sick children's isolation

Norwegian researchers have developed a novel way to keep children recovering from long-term illness connected to their friends and their education from their sickbed. An avatar robot is placed at the child's desk and controlled by the pupil from their home via cameras, microphones, and speakers, allowing them to contribute to lessons and avoid the crippling social isolation caused by long-term absence. Matthew Stock reports. Credit to Reuters.

Reuters
Published: August 23, 20161,104 views
Tethered drone could fly forever1m45s

Tethered drone could fly forever

A low-cost unmanned aircraft system that powers an airborne drone via a tether could give search and rescues teams a continuous eye-in-the-sky. Matthew Stock reports. Credit to Reuters.

Reuters
Published: August 10, 2016519 views
Animation-inspired robot comes to life1m49s

Animation-inspired robot comes to life

Cozmo the robot, inspired by Pixar animations like Cars and Wall-E, shows off his capabilities prior to being released to the public in October. Rough Cut - no reporter narration. Credit to Reuters.

Reuters
Published: August 5, 2016422 views
Shape-changing cellphones could be the future1m28s

Shape-changing cellphones could be the future

A prototype modular interactive device called Cubimorph could herald a future where gamers can transform their phone into a games console or a variety of other electronic devices. Jim Drury reports. Credit to Reuters.

Reuters
Published: July 26, 2016570 views
Cool new tool allows you to shower on the go58s

Cool new tool allows you to shower on the go

Enjoying the outdoors this summer is definitely the move, so when we heard about the wildly successful Rinsekit, we just had to check it out. Needing no pumping nor batteries, Rinsekit is a totally portable and pressurized shower that securely stores two full gallons of hot or cold water for washes on the go! Delivering a strong spray for up to three minutes, Rinsekit is perfect for music festivals, camping and anything in between. The patented eon™ pressure system is easily filled by a household spigot or sink (with adapter) and operated with a spray nozzle that offers seven different settings. The compact design includes a built-in ruler to measure fish, folding handle for carrying ease, and easy-to-remove lid to stand on for changing. In addition to a six foot hose, Rinsekit also comes integrated with a hose nozzle, hose bib adapter, on/off valve, and Quick Connect. At an attractive price point that doesn't hurt your wallet, you'd be a fool not to cop yourself a Rinsekit unit right now! Much love to Letsruntrack for the dope beat. Read more via stupidDOPE.com!

Machine mixes hands-on sculpting with 3D printing2m05s

Machine mixes hands-on sculpting with 3D printing

A machine that combines digital 3D modelling with polymer clay sculpting promises to speed up the design process and allow those with limited computer knowledge to perfect their constructions in a continual 'closed loop' system. Jim Drury reports. Credit to Reuters.

Reuters
Published: July 19, 201656 views
Robot could end parallel parking dread1m19s

Robot could end parallel parking dread

A laser-guided smart robot is being developed in China that parks a car in under two minutes, squeezing into even the smallest and most awkward spaces with no need for a driver. Amy Pollock reports. Credit to Reuters.

Reuters
Published: July 5, 20163,278 views