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UK Engineers Have Developed a Prosthetic Hand That Can See

first_img Biomedical engineers at Newcastle University in the U.K. have developed a prosthetic hand with an incredible new skill: the ability to “see.”The bionic hand is fitted with a camera that “instantaneously takes a picture of the object in front of it, assesses its shape and size and triggers a series of movements in the hand,” according to a news release from the school.The team hopes this ushers in a new era of prosthetic hands that work better than anything available today, allowing the wearer to reach for objects automatically, without thinking. Prosthetic hands today require the wearer to physically stimulate the muscles of the arm to initiative movement — a process that takes concentration and practice.The new bionic hand bypasses this process: it “‘sees’ and reacts in one fluid movement,” the school said. “The hand ‘sees’ an object, picks the most appropriate grasp and sends a signal … all within a matter of milliseconds and 10 times faster than any other limb currently on the market.”The developers have already trialed this new technology with a small number of amputees. Now, they’re working with Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to offer the innovation to patients. A report on their work was published this week in the Journal of Neural Engineering. In the future, they’re hoping to develop a bionic hand that can sense pressure and temperature and transmit this information to the wearer’s brain.In a statement, co-author of the study Dr. Kianoush Nazarpour, a senior lecturer of biomedical engineering at Newcastle University, said prosthetic limbs haven’t changed much in the past century.”The design is much better and the materials are lighter weight and more durable but they still work in the same way,” Nazarpour said. “Using computer vision, we have developed a bionic hand which can respond automatically — in fact, just like a real hand, the user can reach out and pick up a cup or a biscuit with nothing more than a quick glance in the right direction.” 2 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global This story originally appeared on PCMag Register Now » May 8, 2017last_img read more

Canada Jetlines rolls out playfully provocative brand identity

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share VANCOUVER — Canada Jetlines has unveiled a cheeky new ‘brand promise’, one made in response to recent headlines about some of Canada’s airlines.“The recently announced intent to acquire Air Transat by Air Canada, as well as the sale of WestJet to Onex, will only reduce competition and increase prices further,” said Canada Jetlines in an official statement. “Consumers are rightfully frustrated and fed up.”So ahead of its commercial launch on Dec. 17, the ultra low-cost carrier announced a “playfully provocative” brand identity that includes the tagline, “Flying sucks less when you pay less.”A new logo incorporates a face with a knowing smirk created from an upside-down plane. It includes an additional suite of expressive faces to capture every emotion of travel.Working with Cossette, Jetlines says its new ‘identity system’ will cover every touchpoint of the brand experience, from the livery to uniforms, to signature luggage and humourous airsickness bags.“Jetlines is fighting for Canadians by creating competition and rebelling against Canadian ultra high airfares. Our new brand promise and design reflect our core philosophy of pushing back against the status quo and giving Canadian travellers a brand that empowers them to make their own decisions,” said Javier Suarez, CEO. “I would like to thank the entire Jetlines commercial team for building such a strong brand identity that reflects our passion and values, as well as extend my most sincere gratitude to our partner, Cossette, for all of their hard work and raw talent that has brought us here today.” Posted by Tuesday, June 18, 2019 center_img Travelweek Group Tags: Jetlines Canada Jetlines rolls out “playfully provocative” brand identitylast_img read more