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...

Disney create ‘Force Jacket’ for when you need a virtual hug

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Disney might be best known for Star Wars but its R&D wing - Disney Research - has just unveiled first real-world mastery of the force - the "Force Jacket". The jacket is designed to apply force to a users body. Allowing them to experience a range of sensations...

MIT engineers a moisture-responsive workout suit

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Engineers at MIT have designed a moisture-responsive workout suit. Ventilating flaps are lined with live cells and can open and close in response to an athlete’s sweat. The flaps (which range from thumbnail- to finger-sized) are lined with live microbial cells that shrink and expand in response to...