A smartwatch app called SoundWatch, sends people who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing an alert when sounds—such as alarms, bird song, or a microwave beep—occur.
Oct. 29, 2020 • ~8 min
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Researchers have designed a skin-like device that can measure small facial movements in patients who have lost the ability to speak.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~8 min
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For the robotics category in a new series celebrating innovation, the USPS chose the bionic prosthesis designed and built by the Media Lab's Biomechatronics group.
Aug. 2, 2020 • ~5 min
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Audiologists recommend enhanced communication strategies in the time of coronavirus to help the nearly 60 million Americans living with hearing loss in one or both ears.
April 30, 2020 • ~7 min
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An MIT team discusses the pitfalls of “parachute research” and the importance of “sociotechnical” factors.
March 13, 2020 • ~10 min
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By observing humans, robots learn to perform complex tasks, such as setting a table.
March 5, 2020 • ~8 min
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Design combines a common diaper material with RFID technology.
Feb. 13, 2020 • ~8 min
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Techniques could lead to personalized wearable and implantable devices.
June 19, 2019 • ~8 min
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A new tool for predicting a person’s movement trajectory may help humans and robots work together in close proximity.
June 10, 2019 • ~8 min
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Most phones offered through the federally subsidized Lifeline program for low-income people still fall far short when it comes to accessibility.
Feb. 18, 2019 • ~4 min
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