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Engineering Newswire: Body mounted joystick gives astronauts touch feedback

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 9:27am
Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist

Today on Engineering Newswire, we're getting touchy feely with a body-mounted joystick, 3D printing heart attack predictors, and installing a fifth eye. This episode features:

Hey, Five Eyes: OrCam Technologies has developed an eyeglass-mounted device that helps the visually impaired better understand the world around them.

Touchy feely body joysticks: To help astronauts experience touch-based feedback in weightlessness the European Space Agency plans to ship one of the most advanced joysticks ever built to the International space station.

3D-printed implantable device: Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and an international team of biomedical engineers and materials scientists have created a 3D elastic membrane made of a soft, flexible, silicon material that is precisely shaped to match the heart's epicardium.

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