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PSFK’s Trending Topic: Technology That Provides Superhuman Powers

PSFK’s Trending Topic: Technology That Provides Superhuman Powers
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New technologies and platforms aim to help people go beyond natural abilities and improve their way of life.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 6 march 2014

From an online platform that generates super-speedy readers to computer files that we can drag with our eyes, recent technologies and innovations are equipping us with superhuman powers that can improve our daily lives.

Read about some of these innovations below.

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Platform Streams Text For Speed Reading

Spritz is a new platform that integrates the same principles used in speed reading techniques. The Boston-based startup is composed of experts in reading technologies and software engineering. The company is focused on text streaming technology and its applications in modern communications.

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3D-Printed Patch Can Reverse Heart Attack

Scientists and researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis have developed a 3D-printed interconnected web of sensors and electrodes that can monitor one’s heart as well as deliver tiny electrical impulses to make sure it continues beating properly. The device can be custom-fitted to an individual and can help reverse heart attacks.

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Vibrating Shoes Help Wearers Navigate

Lechal shoes and insoles, developed by Ducere Technologies, vibrate to let the wearer know which direction to turn and when. The footwear was originally designed for the visually-impaired. The shoes and insoles connect to the user’s smartphone via Bluetooth and work through an accompanying app.

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Virgin Atlantic Staff Uses Google Glass To Offer Personalized Service

The concierge of Virgin Atlantic in the Upper Class lounge at London Heathrow use Google Glass to provide personalized services to their customers. The device allows the staff to identify customers by name and know their flight details and preferences. Google Glass provides the staff with information that can help them improve their level of service. The initiative is on a trial basis for six weeks.

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Gaze Tracker Lets Users Drag Files Across Two Devices

The Eye Drop is a concept file transfer system that allows people to move files using their gaze. Developed by a team of researchers at Lancaster University, the system consists of a head-mounted eye tracker that tracks what the wearer is looking at and lets them transfer files to another device by gazing at the second device. The system envisions a hands-free double screen experience.

 

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