Human Factors News

“Shocking” Results When WWI Helmets Were Compared to Modern Military Designs (Sun, 16 Feb 2020)
WWI helmets protect against shock waves just as well as modern design. French Adrian helmet suggests simple geometry may save brains from overhead blasts. Biomedical engineers from Duke University have demonstrated that, despite significant advancements in protection from ballistics and blunt imp
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A new device uses AI to identify fake pairs of Nike and Adidas sneakers in seconds. Here's how the authentication technology works. (Sun, 16 Feb 2020)
One of the biggest problems in the sneaker resale market may now be more manageable.
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Autonomous EV completes UK’s longest and most complex self-driving car journey | Traffic Technology Today (Fri, 14 Feb 2020)
The Government-backed HumanDrive autonomous vehicle (AV) research project has successfully completed the UK’s longest and most complex self-driving car journey on a 230 miles (370km) long self-navigated journey on public roads. The £13.5m (US$17.5m) HumanDrive project was jointly funded by UK government through the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) and Innovate UK, andRead More
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Learning to See Transparent Objects (Thu, 13 Feb 2020)
Posted by Shreeyak Sajjan, Research Engineer, Synthesis AI and Andy Zeng, Research Scientist, Robotics at Google Optical 3D range sensor...
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Robot That Can Perform 'Supermicrosurgery' Passes First Test in Humans (Tue, 11 Feb 2020)
A surgical robot capable of reconnecting vessels with diameters as tiny as 0.3 millimeters has been tested on human patients, and the results are promising.
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Blood-drawing robot is supposedly more accurate than humans (Mon, 10 Feb 2020)
Blood-drawing robot guided by ultrasound is more accurate than humans, researchers say.
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Wearable Tech That Tells Drowsy Truckers It’s Time to Pull Over (Sun, 09 Feb 2020)
Biometric sensors are getting lighter, cheaper and more accurate, and could help warn drivers before they become too fatigued.
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Replika (Sat, 08 Feb 2020)
Always here to listen and talk. Always on your side. Join the millions growing with their AI friends now!
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Watch a mother reunite with her deceased child in VR (Sat, 08 Feb 2020)
Have your tissues ready.
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Debugging PCBs With Augmented Reality (Thu, 06 Feb 2020)
Mihir Shah has designed many a PCB in his time. However, when working through the development process, he grew tired of the messy, antiquated methods of communicating design data with his team. Ann…
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Successful Galileo Return Link demonstration with market-ready beacon (Wed, 05 Feb 2020)
The recent successful activation of the Galileo Search and Rescue (SAR) Return Link Service was very much in the spotlight at a press event held at the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) Prague headquarters on February 3. At the ‘GNSS for #EUProtect’ event, which focused on the contribution of European GNSS to emergency response and civil protection in Europe, the SAR Return Link was successfully tested, demonstrating an impressive response time.
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Human Body-on-Chip platform enables in vitro prediction of drug behaviors in humans (Mon, 03 Feb 2020)
Fluidically-linked systems of multiple human Organ Chips that quantitatively predict drug pharmacokinetics may offer alternatives to some animal tests
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Audi’s ‘empathetic’ AI:Me is about relaxing while commuting (Fri, 31 Jan 2020)
Audi's AI:Me concept car brings relaxation to commuting.
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GM Unveils New Self-Driving Car—But Will It Replace Uber? (Thu, 30 Jan 2020)
Think of the Origin like a driverless shuttle, basically a box with wheels.
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Google’s tenth messaging service will “unify” Gmail, Drive, Hangouts Chat (Thu, 30 Jan 2020)
The GSuite team already has a Slack clone, but now it's making a second Slack clone.
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Color-changing bandages detect and treat drug-resistant infections (Thu, 30 Jan 2020)
The World Health Organization says it's urgent that we change the way we prescribe and use antibiotics.
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AI SpaceFactory’s 3D-printed Mars house wins NASA competition | Architecture & Design (Thu, 30 Jan 2020)
New York’s AI SpaceFactory won NASA’s competition to 3D-print a habitat fit for Mars or the moon, and for it to be built autonomously.
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Brunner & FlightSafety bring NOVASIM mixed-reality training system to flight training market - Vertical Magazine (Thu, 30 Jan 2020)
Bunner Elektronik has developed a full motion, portable flight simulator that utilizes a virtual reality headset and motion cueing algorithms to bring an immersive training experience to student pilots.
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Incredible DIY Flight Simulator Simulates G-Forces With Auto-Tightening Seatbelts (Tue, 28 Jan 2020)
How many times have you gotten to the checkout at the flight simulator store only to remember you don’t actually have $12 million in your pocket? Lacking a military-sized budget, André Pointner built his own three-axis flight simulator at home that can spin and rotate in 360 degrees, plus a few other clever tricks.
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Good Vibrations Calculated to Ease Your Stress - Core77 (Mon, 27 Jan 2020)
There was no shortage of wearables showcased at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, but only one –– claims Apollo Neuroscience Inc. –– that uses finely tuned vibration frequencies to calm or energize you, or improve your recovery from stress. The young Pittsburgh firm, co-founded by the husband-and-wife team
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RAF Top Guns to fly new 4,000mph Tempest jets with 'virtual cockpit' from 2035 (Sat, 25 Jan 2020)
RAF Top Guns will fly new Tempest jets with a “virtual cockpit” instead of traditional controls. The 4,000mph fighter is due to replace the Typhoon from 2035 and will be piloted or guided remotely.…
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An Australian inventor just killed privacy (Fri, 24 Jan 2020)
Instant AI face recognition threatens the end of anonymity.
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This New Sensor Could Start Pushing Smart Home Technology From ‘Nice To Have’ To ‘Must Have’ (Thu, 23 Jan 2020)
Sekisui House has upped its ante in a potentially game-changing, life-altering home health technology at this year’s CES.
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Funding supports research into human error in AI (Thu, 23 Jan 2020)
Research into the role of fatigue, workload, and stress in artificial intelligence is the subject of a GB£150,000 (AU$ 292,100) grant from Thales.
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Improving EHR Usability, Interoperability to Aid Patient Safety (Thu, 23 Jan 2020)
Addressing poor EHR usability, data errors, and a lack of healthcare interoperability are key ways providers can ensure patient safety.
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How Boeing’s Responsibility in a Deadly Crash ‘Got Buried’ (Thu, 23 Jan 2020)
A study that blasted Boeing after a 2009 accident was never made public. Other criticisms were tempered by investigators after the company and U.S. safety officials objected.
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New computer system will detect bad ballot design before it reaches the voting booth (Thu, 23 Jan 2020)
In 2000, the infamously confusing butterfly ballot led many voters in Florida's Palm Beach County to mistakenly vote for the wrong presidential candidate, altering the outcome of the election—and American history.
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Panicking About Your Kids and Their Phones? The New Research Says Don't. (Wed, 22 Jan 2020)
SAN FRANCISCO -- It has become common wisdom that too much time spent on smartphones and social media is responsible for a recent spike in anxiety, depression and other mental health problems, especially among teenagers.But a growing number of academic researchers have produced studies that suggest the
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Heathrow Airport installs anti-drone system that can locate UAV pilots (Tue, 14 Jan 2020)
The system is meant to prevent flight disruptions and delays caused by unauthorized drones.
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Alert Warning of 'Emergency' at Canadian Nuclear Plant Sent by Mistake, Officials Say (Tue, 14 Jan 2020)
Canadian officials have demanded an explanation after an inaccurate alert was sent out to cell phones stating staff were responding to an incident at Pickering Nuclear Generating Station near Toronto on Sunday, the BBC reported.
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Sarcos Robotics Partners with Delta Air Lines to Bring First Public Demonstration of Guardian XO Full-Body, Force-Multiplying Industrial Exoskeleton Robot to CES 2020 | Sarcos Robotics (Sun, 12 Jan 2020)
Delta Air Lines is partnering with Sarcos Robotics exploring a mobile and dexterous exoskeleton designed to boost employee physical capabilities and safety.
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Bello's belly-fat scanner should inspire you to get on the treadmill (Fri, 10 Jan 2020)
New year, New me -- once I've cried about the results, of course.
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