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GM-NASA Space Robot Partnership Brings ‘Power’ Glove to Life
Also good for millennials/snake people, who apparently have weaker hand grips than previous generations...
GM  NASA  research  technology  health  medicine  grasp  grip  assist  soft  tendon  actuator  glove  exoskeleton  human  amplification  hardware  electronics  devices  Delicious 
july 2016 by asteroza
SmartDrive MX2
Some kind of omniwheel tail drive for conventional wheelchairs?
electric  assist  wheelchair  omniwheel  propulsion  Delicious 
september 2015 by asteroza
New e-bike design using a mid-mount motor that works through the crankset and might be retrofitable to other bikes.
mid-mount  crankset  electric  motor  bike  bicycle  assist  hardware  electronics  devices  transportation  Delicious 
august 2015 by asteroza
AXTER System | axter aerospace – Innovación aeronáutica en electrónica de control, potencia y seguridad
Err, seems the idea is to slip an electric motor onto the output shaft of a light aircraft engine to provide electric boost, and a marginal emergency propulsion capability. Sorta parallel hybrid EV...
electric  motor  assist  auxillary  propulsion  boost  backup  general  aviation  aerospace  research  technology  hardware  electronics  devices  emergency  parallel  hybrid  Delicious 
june 2015 by asteroza
Home - yeair!
Uses 4 two stroke engines for endurance, with electric assist motors on the shafts for boost/fine control for navigation. Not quite a series hybrid, and kinda big.
europe  germany  hybrid  electric  assist  gasoline  two  stoke  quadcopter  multicopter  helicopter  UAV  drone  cargo  long  endurance  Delicious 
may 2015 by asteroza
Looks like the new version is more like steadicam arms for human arms
EU  research  technology  hardware  electronics  devices  exoskeleton  industrial  manufacturing  human  arm  assist  amplification  Delicious  europe  torso  leg  back  strength 
february 2015 by asteroza
Recent Advances in Power Cycles Using Rotating Detonation Engines with Subcritical and Supercritical CO2
So rocketdyne has been doing interesting RDWE plasma assisted combustors, in this case intended for oxyfuel powerplants with CO2 capture
aerojet  rocketdyne  RDE  RWDE  PDE  rotating  wave  detonation  engine  pressure  rise  combustor  supercritical  CO2  combustion  cycle  oxyfuel  gas  turbine  research  technology  pulse  pulsed  plasma  assist  carbon  capture  Delicious 
november 2014 by asteroza
"humanely optimized" technology company
13 year old makes a braille printer with LEGO mindstorms, gets filthy amount of VC money. Good going for the kid, but this VC cult culture...
braille  printer  health  medicine  blind  access  accessibility  assistive  assist  hardware  electronics  devices  UI  Delicious 
november 2014 by asteroza
Panasonic's robotic exoskeletons could help nuclear plant workers
ActiveLink's PLL-04 Ninja prototype exoskeleton suit, for leg/lower torso assist, might be used as the basis of a radiation armor support suit for Fukushima cleanup works. But wasn't Cyberdyne already doing that with a HAL suit? With upper arm assist?
japan  ActiveLink  Panasonic  PLL-04  ninja  lower  torso  leg  assist  exoskeleton  radiation  suit  support  Delicious 
june 2014 by asteroza
Preceded the FlyKly, but essentially the same aftermarket bike mod to replace the back wheel with a self contained electric assist motor with battery pack, and regenerative motor braking.
Copenhagen  wheel  electric  motor  assist  bicycle  bike  accessories  aftermarket  retrofit  replacement  hardware  electronics  devices  transportation  Delicious 
december 2013 by asteroza
OrCam - See for Yourself
What happens when you give Google Glass beefier hardware for image processing locally?
reading  vision  recognition  OrCam  assist  computing  object  health  machine  TTS  visual  text-to-speech  hardawre  assistive  medicine  devices  wearable  electronics  Delicious 
june 2013 by asteroza
2013/02/01 10:30 - Kubota To Sell Device To Help Fruit Pickers From Oct
Arm only (no torso support) low power exoskeleton for manual fruit pickers to assist their arms. I suppose it's to keep their arms from getting tired, and since fruits are light, the amount of assist is low.
fruit  technology  hardware  agriculture  assist  exoskeleton  picking  japan  ARM-1  Kubota  power  arm  devices  electronics  Delicious 
february 2013 by asteroza
Assisted-Launch Performance Analysis: Using Trajectory and Vehicle Optimization :: TU Delft Institutional Repository
Interesting analysis of SSTO launch assist in regards to sizing of an assisted SSTO, for a kerolox and hydrolox configuration. I wonder how mixed propulsion would fare thought (kerolox switching to hydrolox tripropellant)
hydrolox  kerolox  oxygen  hydrogen  kerosene  propulsion  space  research  assist  launch  SSTO  Delicious 
january 2013 by asteroza
Robin - your personal eyes-free assistant on the road!
A voice activated eyes free virtual driving assistant app. Not meant to be a direct competitor to Siri, more of a competitor to various navigation apps/services.
Robin  android  app  navigation  driving  virtual  assistant  voice  command  assist  search  engine  service  software 
september 2012 by asteroza
pbpl - papers: show
Chip scale particle accelerator using a laser resonant cavity. Could get up to 1GEv acceleration.
platform  assist  laser  technology  research  accelerator  particle  scale  chip  Delicious 
april 2012 by asteroza
Toyota shows machines to help sick, elderly move ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion
Is Toyota trying to cut off Cyberdyne at the knees here? This is just like that lower body exoskeleton Cyberdyne showed quite a while back.
Toyota  disabled  accessibility  exoskeleton  powered  suit  limb  assist  knee  brace  medicine  health  mobility  health  medicine  hardware  electronics  devices  japanese  Delicious 
november 2011 by asteroza
Basically this does calorie approximation based on images of food taken by a cellphone, and provides calorie counter tracking. Since japanese are obsessed with photo microblogging their meals, this takes easy advantage of societal habits. This service would also have legs in foreign markets with women.
NTT  japan  docomo  health  enhancement  assist  service  image  picture  photo  food  calorie  analysis  management  logging  monitoring  recording  cellphone  mobile  phone  web  2.0  FoodLog  Delicious 
march 2011 by asteroza
Southwest Solar
Interesting that they offer a dish mounted 80Kw hot air recuperated turbine as a configuration besides a hot air CAES storage configuration. Capstone microturbine?
solar  assist  assisted  CAES  compress  air  storage  power  generaotr  green  energy  gas  turbine  heat  recovery  capture  recuperated  microturbine  Delicious 
january 2011 by asteroza朝日新聞社):Solar-powered air-conditioning technology developed - English
Pimping a natural gas powered, solar assisted steam cycle vapor chiller air conditioner ( I would assume some sort of concentrating solar thermal setup)
solar  assist  assisted  HVAC  AC  cooling  natural  gas  vapor  cycle  japan  green  energy  CSP  concentrating  Delicious 
july 2010 by asteroza
Fast Forward Pedals Give Your Bike A Needed Boost
Weird motor integrated pedals to allow electrically assisted pedaling as a retrofit on existing bicycles
bicycle  pedal  electric  assist  motor  hardware  electronics  devices  vehicle  transportation  Delicious 
july 2010 by asteroza
waste_heat_recovery.pdf (application/pdf Object)
Warsila, the big marine diesel powerplant maker, covering new green energy aspects of future propulsion products. Interesting stuff, like mixed source thermal/pressure recovery (exhaust heat steam recovery turbine coupled with exhaust gas turbo power turbine to drive a single generator) feeding an electric assist motor on the main propeller shaft.
Wartsila  marine  propulsion  powerplant  waste  heat  recovery  thermal  green  energy  hybrid  power  generator  assist  motor  filetype:pdf  media:document  Delicious 
april 2010 by asteroza
Green Car Congress: Ecomotors Says Its OPOC Engine Could Deliver About 45% Greater Fuel Efficiency in a Class 8 Truck And With Tier 2 Bin 5 Emissions
The supercharger/turbocharger electric hybrid is interesting. Use the intermediary motor to supplement boost during turbo lag and make up. I wonder if you could do the opposite, run the turbocharger as a generator when there is excess input exhaust gas power into the turbocharger, to prevent overpressure and opening of the wastegate (with corresponding losses in efficiency)?
OPOC  engine  EcoMotors  ICE  opposed  cylinder  piston  concept  design  transportation  electric  assist  assisted  turbocharger  supercharger  Delicious 
march 2010 by asteroza
Asiajin » KDDI To Increase Tribrid Powered Cellphone Base Stations To Reduce CO2 Emissions
Interesting mixed use methodology, where a cellphone basestation is grid backed, but is operated primarily as a power price curve following battery backed power supply with solar assist, the aim being to reduce grid load during peak hours and to reduce the overall grid power consumption costs by going after the cheap power at night, followed by renewable energy assist during the day via solar. Reminds me of that new basestation design (By Ericsson?) those is a modular concrete tube tower with the built-in vertical axis wind turbine. The tube tower is probably a better choice in urban environments due to smaller land footprint ( I don't think you could get a good solar array size on the top cap of the tube), but the tribrid with solar isn't a bad idea in more rural settings, though at that point you might as well throw in a VAWT.
Tribrid  hybrid  power  storage  handling  system  cellphone  basestation  KDDI  japan  green  energy  solar  panel  battery  assist  grid  load  peak  shaving  Delicious 
october 2009 by asteroza
For people who want to hide the fact that they are using a pedal assist motor on their bicycle...
Gruber  bicycle  pedal  assist  tube  concealed  motor  hardware  electronics  devices  Delicious 
may 2009 by asteroza
Welcome to kenguru! the jumping site of life. The site to be for all people who are interested in Springwalkers, legged vehicles, walking machines, bionic boots, exoskeletons and other empowered running devices
kenguru  powered  jumping  vehicle  suit  assist  HPV  transportation  human  exoskeleton  Delicious 
december 2007 by asteroza

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