Fabric as the new software

Everyday items like watches and backpacks can now be turned into wearable technology. But what if high tech fibers and fabrics could set new expectations for how we use and wear our apparel? Yoel Fink, director of MIT’s research laboratory of electronics joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.

A wearable devices that reads brainwaves

In this segment, we learn about a new headset that is known as a brain-wearable device. This device reads brain waves in real time, providing feedback that enables the user to improve creativity, reduce stress and increase focus. It could be the next big leap in digital technology, with applications for gaming, the disabled, the […]

SciTechNow Episode 428

In this episode of SciTech Now we explore how science and technology can influence human performance; a look at how life on Mars is a possibility; a program that focuses on the intersection of computer and natural sciences; and NASA’s Eclipse Ballooning Project capturing the astronomical Solar Eclipse.

A wearable guides the visually impaired

Technology for the blind tends to rely heavily on auditory cues to convey information. Now WearWorks, a Brooklyn, New York based technology company is developing a device that communicates to the visually impaired through touch. Keith Kirkland, CEO and Co-Founder of WearWorks joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss this topic.