Engineering Newswire: Body mounted joystick gives astronauts touch feedback
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.