A recent study by Georgia Institute of Technology found that the elderly would give up some of their privacy to remain independent longer. The study involved 44 adults aged 65 to 75 with such privacy-invading technology as Digital Family Portrait, which transmits photos of the elder being monitored to the caregiver and Facebot, a communication device that allows residents to talk directly to it for commands. For more info visit http://rbi.ims.ca/3851-514.
A Tokyo company, Miraisens Inc., has unveiled a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The device has many applications within the gaming, medical, and 3D-printing industries.
In the last few years, use of CFD in building design has increased manifolds. Computational
fluid dynamics is effective in analyzing the flow and thermal properties of air within spaces. It can be used in buildings to find the best measures for comfortable temperature at low energy use.
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