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Intelligent wireless walls for contactless in-home monitoring

A team of scientists showcased the use of Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces in the healthcare sector, enabling independent living in elderly by monitoring and tracking their activities in complex wireless environments. The work opens up new horizons for novel healthcare provisions that evolve from the traditional hospital-based systems to person-centric paradigms.

Jul 18th, 2022

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Deformable pump gives soft robots a heart

Researchers have leveraged hydrodynamic and magnetic forces to drive a rubbery, deformable pump that can provide soft robots with a circulatory system, in effect mimicking the biology of animals.

Jul 16th, 2022

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A cooler side to soft robotics (w/video)

A multidisciplinary team of researchers combined liquid crystal elastomers with a thermoelectric device to develop a stretchable transducer capable of electrically controlled actuation, active cooling, and thermal-to-electrical energy conversion for soft robotics.

Jul 9th, 2022

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