Turning off your camera can ease ‘Zoom fatigue’

All day virtual meetings can bring on "Zoom fatigue," especially for women and new employees. But there may be a solution: Turn off the camera.

Sofia Sanchez-U. Arizona • futurity
Sept. 2, 2021 ~5 min

Bodycam video cuts racial bias in police misconduct investigations

"Police bodycams—when they're turned on—even the playing field by introducing objective evidence into the investigation of complaints..."

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State • futurity
July 22, 2021 ~5 min

Try it: Camera checks pulse and breathing via your face

A new system uses a smartphone or computer camera to take video of your face to check your pulse and breathing rate. It could help with telemedicine.

Sarah McQuate-Washington • futurity
April 5, 2021 ~7 min

Why you should turn off your camera during Zoom meetings

It's not just to hide clutter anymore—leaving your camera off during your next virtual meeting could help save the planet, too.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
Jan. 15, 2021 ~7 min

Hyperspectral Stripe Projector creates 4D views

With the new Hyperspectral Stripe Projector, "we're getting four-dimensional information from an image, three spatial and one spectral, in real time."

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Oct. 2, 2020 ~7 min

Color camera teaches kitchen robots to grab clear stuff

Kitchen robots can do a lot of things but picking up a clear or shiny object remains the things of robot nightmares. A color camera may solve the problem.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
July 30, 2020 ~5 min

Get a bug’s eye view from a tiny ‘beetle backpack’ camera

"We have created a low-power, low-weight, wireless camera system that can capture a first-person view of what's happening from an actual live insect..."

Sarah McQuate-Washington • futurity
July 16, 2020 ~9 min

System monitors faces to adjust the room’s temp

A new system uses cameras to gauge the facial temperature of people in a room and adjust the temperature accordingly.

Gabe Cherry-Michigan • futurity
June 22, 2020 ~7 min

AI lets robotic prosthetics ‘see’ uncertain terrain

AI will help people using robotic prosthetics or exoskeletons walk securely on terrains, such as tile, brick, concrete, grass, and "upstairs" and "downstairs."

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
May 28, 2020 ~6 min

Fitbyte attaches to glasses to track your diet

Fitbyte uses sensors on eyeglasses to track your chewing, swallowing, and how many times your hand moves to your mouth.

Virginia Alvino Young-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
May 8, 2020 ~5 min