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Wearable Technology Inventions

Merging of technology and the human body for a long time has been considered as far future or even science fiction. Only when scientists came up with augmented reality glasses and other similar gadgets, people realized that soon we will be able to integrate technologies into humans. Although it is not possible yet to preeminently connect gadgets with human bodies’, there are many wearable technology innovations that allows us to upgrade our bodies when its needed. Here are some examples of already existing wearable technologies.

There have been technology created that can turn humans body into a synthesizer. It is a jacket with flexible motion sensors. These sensors ensure possibility to operate digital music instruments and computers by changing position the body. It is very complex. There are even flexible membrane potentiometers used to monitor smallest movements of human’s body. All the sensors and technologies are invisible, so this gadget looks like any other simple jacket.

Another great technology is arm band that allows to control all kind of gadgets with gestures. This technology is little bit similar to the one moat of as have already used when playing computer games with Nintendo Wii, but instead of external movement sensors, this band measures muscle movements. It is operated via Bluetooth, so this band can be connected with any device that allows Bluetooth connection. So it is possible to control smartphones, smart TVs, computers and other devices by simply moving your arms.

Very meaningful and useful innovation is robotic exoskeleton. It is technology that might allow paraplegics to walk. First it was invented to help astronauts maintain muscle health in space, but with some changes, it could be useful also for people on Earth. There are multiple adjustment points that help to increase the range of movements and technologies that help to control the body parts.

Also there are solar powered clothes available now. At the first glance these clothes doesn’t really stand out and look lake any regular clothes, but it is possible to charge cell phone and other gadgets with them. There are small thin film solar cells laminated onto the fabric. As these cells are very thin and flexible, clothes stretches and moves normally. The solar powered clothes can generate 1 to 1, 5 watts of electricity in a sunny day and this electricity can be used ore stored in batteries.

Something really futuristic is electronic tattoo. Actually those are very thin stickers that contains solar collectors. It can satay on humans skin for 24 hours and it can be used for medical causes. For example, it can monitor heart rates, brain waves and muscle activity. These stickers or tattoos can be really helpful for heart patients and also they could be used in many medical examinations, for body parts and organs which are hard to monitor.

As you can see, there already are many technologies used which can be merged with humans body to increase and improve humans abilities. With them we can turn ourselves into half robotic devices. Probably in the future it will be possible to fully involve these technologies in the human body. Cyborgs are no more science fiction, but nearest reality.


What is Nanotechnology and Where Can It Be Used?

Probably anyone has heard something about such thing as nanotechnology. Mostly it is associated with newest information technologies and also such fields as medicine and biology, but actually nanotechnologies can do a lot more and they are already being used for many other reasons as well. Let’s find out what nanotechnology really is and how can it be used?

Nanotechnology is a field of research which is occupied with creation of materials, objects and devices on the scale of atoms and molecules. A manometer is one-billionth of a meter. For example, diameter of a human hair is, about 90 000 metronomes. So you imagine, how small the atoms and molecules must be. At his level even most rules of the physic longer apply. Nowadays nanotechnology are allows to shrink everyday objects to extremely small dimensions, so it can be useful in many fields. Here are some of the applications of nanotechnology.

With nanotechnology, oil recovery can become a lot more efficient. For now, when the oil well had been shut down, only less than half of the oil in the reservoir is extracted, because rest of it is trapped inside the rocks and it is too expensive to recover it with the most common methods. With nanotechnology it would become possible to get rest of the oil quite easy. The water with nanoparticles could be infused in the rock and this liquid could pass between the rock pores. The the water could take narrower paths where the oil is, and force it out.

Best known application of nanotechnology is creation of high resolution screens. As we all know, the resolution of the screen is determinate by the count of pixels, but with traditional technologies, more pixels means bigger screens. To have small, thin high resolution screens, nanotechnology must be used. Scientists have created nanopixels, which are many time smaller than traditional pixels. They are already being used in screens of mobile phones and screens of other devices. This nanotechnology also ensures energy efficiency.

There can be even color chancing paint created with nanotechnology. Scientists have noticed that gold is changing its color under certain circumstances. Based on this fact, they have created sensors out of gold nanoparticles that can change color when pressure is applied to them. This pressure is created by flexible polymer film, which can be stretched.

Nanotechnology also can be used to cure many diseases. With nanotechnologies we can achieve that our bodies create medicine themselves. There can be nanocapsules injected into the humans body, which brings the genetic information. This information could “tell” the body what to do and what substances to secret to fight against the disease agents. This method could not only cure many incurable diseases, but also reduce the costs of treatment.

Also nanotechnology can be used for military reasons in many different ways. Nanotechnology can improve weapons, create new defense and attack methods etc. One of the most useful invention is nanoparticle armor. They could fully protect soldiers in any situations. Infusing nanoparticles into ceramic materials, porosity and structural strength are increased many times. This could make soldiers almost indestructible.

Of course, nanotechnologies can also be used in many other different fields and ways. The main benefit it’s extremely small size which can ensure possibility to accomplish tasks which was not possible before nanotechnology was discovered. Nanotechnologies will probably lead to many new discoveries which will make the future better.


Must Have Technology Gadgets You Didn’t Know About

Nowadays most of the people think they know what’s happening in technology market and what are the hottest gadgets that can make everyday life more easier and interesting, but actually assortment of technology gadgets reaches lot further then smartphones and most popular newest technology inventions that everyone talks about. Here are some cool gadgets that are not so popular, but still very useful and desirable.

AmpliFi HD Router

When it comes to such technology as router, people usually are not even paying too much attention on them and just buying the first one that gets into their way. It is not considered as multi functional gadget like phone or computer, so people think there is no need to go into the offer. They only need it to do its main function, but actually, also routers can be smart and innovative. For example, AmpliFi HD router is more than just a box that ensures Wi-Fi signal. It is set up with base station and a touchscreen. Also smartphone app allows users to control the router and monitor its performance, beside this router looks very cool as well.

Universal Foldable Keyboard

Also keyboard is considered as an accessory that doesn’t have to be technologically complicated and multi functional, but nowadays keyboards can be very different from the traditional ones we know. For example, Microsoft has created 5 millimeters thin, foldable keyboard that can be connected with Windows, Android, and iOS devices. Also it is liquid proof. This gadget can be very useful if you need keyboard to be portable.

Mobile Printer

Only few people are aware of such technology gadget as portable printer, but it is a must have item for everyone who likes taking photos. It has Bluetooth and NFC connectivity, so it is possible to print out photos straight from the smartphone via special app for Android and iOS. The printer itself is small and portable, so it is convenient for usage any palace, any time.

Bluetooth Tracker

Many people don’t know what Bluetooth tracker is and what it can do, but we ensure that many people really needs this gadget. It allows to track all kind of devices with Bluetooth connectivity. For example, it your smartphone or Tablet PC gets lost sometimes, you can be sure, you will find it with this small gadget. It is especially useful for those who often carry around all the mobile devices and doesn’t know where they have been left each time.

Smart Wi-Fi LED bulb

And the last technology gadget that deserves to be called must have item is Smart LED light bulb. If you think all the light bulbs are the same and they shouldn’t be considered as great technology innovations, you are wrong. Wi-Fi enabled LED bulb doesn’t require a connectivity hub, so it is convenient for usage, beside you can control it with your smartphone. You can control the brightness, color, intensity and other factors. With this light bulb you can be sure you will never choose wrong lightening for your home.