Technology Tag

Physical therapy with video games

Danielle Levac, professor of Physical Therapy in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University, has developed video games to make physical therapy more fun, motivating, and rewarding for patients—especially for children with movement impairments, such as those with cerebral palsy. She had invited a group of fifth-grade students from Boston’s Ellis Mendell Elementary School to visit her lab to test out this theory....

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Colosseum is DARPA’s very powerful emulator of wireless systems; it is named after the grand Roman amphitheatre. It resides in a 30-foot by 20-foot server room in the applied physics lab at the Johns Hopkins University and is to be moved to the innovation campus at Northeastern University in November. There it will join the US Ignite and Northeastern University co-led Platform for Advanced Wireless...

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Northeastern University’s own biology professor, Joseph Ayers, has dedicated all his time and energy to developing robots that are self-sufficient, i.e, those who would not need algorithms or external controllers to function. Instead of this, these robots would make use of electronic nervous systems that will analyse sensory inputs from its surrounding and perform autonomous activities based on it. And when he says, “The thing that’s...

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Artificial intelligence and ethics

There is a race going on in the artificial-intelligence sector. Everyone wants to get their hands on the next best thing as soon as possible. Ethics sometimes take a back seat in such cases. New technologies should be focused on human ethics and a universal desire to make life better for people around the world. This is a pressing concern when it comes to military...

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Metamaterials are Potter head elements

Our mundane souls are tired from praying for J.K. Rowling’s world to be real - magic wands, invisible cloaks, flying brooms, moving paintings, but most of all a Hogwarts. Pray no more because Yongmin Liu, a professor at Northeastern University has found just the thing- Metamaterials.   Dobby is free! All you Potter heads get ready for your own invisible cloak from Potter world.   A metamaterial is an...

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As the day progresses, students, as well as small businesses, start to slump. To provide a viable solution, students of Northeastern University, Djan Madruga, Francisco Carchedi, and Victor Bittar created an app that would establish a link between the students and these businesses. The app, which was released in the app store in October 2017, connects the Northeastern campus with the businesses near them. These...

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With the launch of cloud computing, voice assistants like Amazon’s Echo and Alexa are coming to hospitals. Imagine a person who is having a cold but is not confident about it. Rather, than consulting a doctor due to hampered healthcare, he consults Amazon Alexa. It will generalise the symptoms with other patients and give a general diagnosis. This causes a deficit of primary care physicians due...

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streamling the moving process

Moving out can be scary but with the help of technology, a Northeastern University student, Alvaro Perez is trying to make it easy. He is working on making the moving process more efficient. He is the co-founder of the Boston-based start-up called Dibind. It is an online marketplace through which users can post and purchase high-quality second-hand furniture at affordable prices. People can easily buy,...

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Video games combat obesity

Obesity is one of the major health epidemics that human beings struggle to deal with. Especially the young teens suffer majorly from this health issue. With the terrific advancement of technology, the kids now no longer want to stretch their limbs, instead they want to play video games at home. Video games have been scorned at because of their effects on the youngsters staying in...

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As the world becomes more connected, it also becomes more exposed to vulnerabilities. Technological and economic developments have pushed smaller and more capable devices into our work and social lives. Now, it’s common to have a laptop, a smartphone, a tablet, and any number of peripheral supporting devices. And, these devices are only going to evolve in the future, appearing in ordinary objects that we...

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