These new technology inventions significantly Improving our lives
Whether it is about improving our health or helping us manage better in foreign countries, the technology of the future would definitely improve our lives for the better. And it may look a bit too much for us, people of today, but the future generations wouldn’t be able to imagine their lives without these things. Oh well, these tech accessories exist even today, so imagine how better they would become in the future years.
1 Glasses that translate foreign language
NTT Docomo is a Japanese Company that created a pair of glasses which allow the wearer to read and translate foreign text in under five seconds. According to the carrier, the glasses employ character recognition technology and are primarily aimed at users who travel abroad. Upon looking at a foreign language text, the glasses display a translation overlay to help translate the text to the language of your choice. The person who wears them can also use these glasses to turn any flat surface into a touchscreen; manipulating a virtual image visible only to yourself (you would look a bit crazy for other people, but who cares). The creepy thing about these glasses is that they can also call up the contact details of anyone who is in view. So, stalkers treat yourselves.
2 Bra that sends Tweets
This is a special edition bra that tweets whenever the bra is taken off. Nestle’s Fitness division teamed up with Twitter to create a single-edition bra to create awareness for breast cancer during breast cancer month in 2013. The bra transmits a message through a remote sever to her mobile device, which in turn generates a tweet on the social network reminding women to self-examine themselves for breast cancer. As self-examination is cheaper than a mammogram this is actually a technology used for raising awareness.
3 Contact Lenses Detect Blood Sugar
These lenses are especially made for diabetics who have to go through the moments of sticking needles in their body and measuring their blood sugar levels (these people can’t always do these checks at home, so instead to carry their needles with them at work, or when they travel, they simply can use these lenses). Google’s contacts help diabetics check their blood sugar through their tears and changing color according to the amount detected. The lenses themselves are made up of two soft touch contacts with a chip embedded inside.
4 Implants to Deliver Medication
A Joint Harvard University and University of Toronto teams were able to build several implants made of a hydrogel polymer that is compatible with living tissue. This way people who constantly take medications wouldn’t have to worry whether they forgot to take them or not. The implants, upon exposure to blue light, were able to simulate insulin protection through a synthetic protein. For now, this experiment was only tested to mice, so for now it is still not usable for humans. But, the future is near so this revolutionary solution will take place sooner than later.
5 Bra sensor that monitors breasts
Microsoft Research has created a special bra that, when combined with a smartphone app, prevents the users from overeating. It works by using a series of sensors embedded in the padding to measure the heart activity of the woman who is wearing it. As people are more likely to eat when stressed, the sensor would use heart rate, respiration rate, temperature and rate of movement to measure the stress level of the wearer. By recording several measurements a day, the bra can accurately tell the norm from the outlier and in turn help the wearer regulate stress eating.
6 Tattoo measures body temperature
A team of researchers from China, the USA and Singapore have developed an extremely thin electronic patch that sticks to the skin just like a temporary tattoo. But, this tattoo isn’t for body decoration. It has a higher purpose and it can actually measure the temperature of the person currently wearing it, as well as blood vessel dilation and constriction. It can also measure the health level of the heart, brain and other organs, and can also tell how big your risk is for getting diabetes. The not so fun part is is that the tattoo needs an external power source like a battery pack, although researchers are currently working to find a way to get rid of this thing.