Scientists develop sign language glove for real-time translation

Sign language glove - UCLA Research

This allows the wearer to hear the translation read out loud by way of a connected smartphone. UCLA scientists have developed a new type of sign language glove that will read out loud in real time. This has the potential to help hearing impaired people to enjoy direct communication with anyone, without the need for someone to translate from signing. Sensors within this one-hand wearable reads the ASL signing for translation by the app. This wearable contains a special sensor that spans throughout the length of each of the fingers…

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Restaurant QR codes play central role in Chef Jean-Georges NYC reopening

Restaurant QR codes - People sitting at tables inside restaurant

The celebrity chef is using the highly popular technique to limit contact as locations open. Celebrity chef and world-famous restauranteur Jean-Georges Vongerichten is using restaurant QR codes as he prepares to reopen his New York City locations. These establishments have had their doors shut for over three months and are getting ready to open up. The city’s predictions are that there will be about 5,000 eating establishments that will start to offer outdoor dining as a component of the city’s phase 2 reopening. The dining industry is among those that…

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The use of QR codes has spiked throughout the pandemic crisis

Use of QR Codes - person scanning QR code with mobile phone

Governments, organizations and companies have rapidly turned to contactless quick response barcodes. The use of QR codes has taken off across the country and around the world due to the ongoing pandemic crisis. Before the warnings to go zero-contact, the future of these pixelated barcodes was questioned. Businesses in particular have returned to the use of QR codes as they aim to provide their customers with a contactless experience. This is true in businesses of all sizes and in virtually every consumer-facing industry. Everywhere from grocery stores and pharmacies to…

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First augmented reality surgery completed by Johns Hopkins neurosurgeons

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The surgeons successfully conducted a spinal fusion procedure using AR guidance equipment. Johns Hopkins in Baltimore was home to a first of its kind augmented reality surgery conducted on a living patient in the United States. Dr. Timothy Witham, Dr. Daniel Sciubba, and Dr. Camilo Molina used AR technology guidance to place six screws into the patient’s spine. The purpose of the procedure was to help relieve chronic pain suffered by the patient. The augmented reality surgery technology involved the use of a headset with a see-through visual display. That…

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AI beauty technology to revolutionize personalized skin care

AI beauty - woman with cell phone and skin care products

Advancements in new device tech uses algorithms to extract information about a user’s face. AI beauty devices are becoming more technologically advanced using algorithms similar to those originally developed for medical purposes. Algorithms can process photos and deduct vital medical information about a patient’s wellness. The technology scans images seeking and evaluating certain specific criteria that has to do with the health of a picture’s subject. What researchers are now trying to determine is what AI beauty algorithms will be capable of offering. They are seeking to know how much…

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