Engineering Health

Pill-shaped biosensor keeps track of gut metabolites in real time

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Looking to keep track of your gut health in real-time? A new pill-shaped biosensor may be able to help. The sensor, which is about the size of a pea, can measure metabolites in the gastrointestinal tract and send the data to a wearable device. The hope is that...

How to win a Nobel prize – researchers who defy specialization

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It's Nobel prize season. In the next few weeks will the Scandinavian prize will be awarded for Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace. The prizes are famously part of a chemist, engineer, and industrialist Alfred Nobel's will of 1895, and awarded to "those who, during the...

The Technology Behind Wearable Health Monitors

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Wearable health monitors are a great way to track your health and fitness levels. These devices can be as simple as a pedometer or as complex as a heart rate monitor that can give you real-time feedback on your workout. The technology behind wearable health monitors is constantly...

Letting autistic people into the design process of wearable tech is changing lives

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Wearable technology can change autistic people’s lives – if they’re involved in designing it Many autistic people experience difficulties in expressing their emotions. This can result in increased anxiety, depression, anger and physical health problems. Research shows autistic adults are significantly more likely to experience depression an anxiety than...

When will I be able to upload my brain to a computer?

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We often imagine that human consciousness is as simple as input and output of electrical signals within a network of processing units – therefore comparable to a computer. Reality, however, is much more complicated. For starters, we don’t actually know how much information the human brain can hold....

Top Engineering Videos – BrainCraft

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BrainCraft isn't technically about Engineering - it's all about psychology, neuroscience and self-development - but it's the perfect mix of interesting facts and soft-skills that are critical to an Engineering career. Run by I'm Vanessa Hill, a behavioural scientist and science communicator the channel bridges the gap...