ultrasound

Ultrasound could waken a sleeping smart home

The home of the future, we are assured, will be swarming with tiny sensors: security cameras, carbon monoxide detectors, speakers and everything else. Few need to be running all the time — but how d

Watch Ultrahaptics use ultrasound to let you feel imaginary objects

Ultrahaptics lets you touch what you see in virtual and augmented reality, or even give a 2D poster 3D feeling. It uses small speaker-like ultrasound wave emitters to give the sensation of pressure an

Hackers send silent commands to speech recognition systems with ultrasound

Security researchers in China have invented a clever way of activating voice recognition systems without speaking a word. By using high frequencies inaudible to humans but which register on electronic

Father-to-be uses VR to ‘meet’ his daughter before she’s born

Of all the potential use-cases for VR, Samuli Cantell has arguably come up with the most unusual after persuading his pregnant girlfriend to undergo 4D ultrasound scanning of their unborn child in ord

Tiny, levitating balls make up this weird ‘JOLED’ display

LCDs are old hat, my friend. What you need is dozens of tiny spheres levitated and spun using ultrasonics. That's what researchers at the Universities of Sussex and Bristol have cooked up, and it's ex

uBeam’s Ultrasound Wireless Charging Is Real, And About To Be Really Funded

What if wireless power at a distance actually worked? It does. uBeam invented a way to wirelessly send energy up to 15 feet away with ultrasound. What if you could slap a wireless charging case on you

Researchers Create Shapes In The Air Using Ultrasound

When you give a mouse a VR headset he’s going to ask for some haptics to go with it. To that end, researchers at the University of Bristol have created a system for projecting invisible “s

Thync Has Raised $13M To Change Your Mood With Ultrasound Waves (And Electricity)

Thync is a startup looking to give consumers another avenue to change their mental state, one which doesn't involve significantly altering your daily habits or metabolizing substances which may or may

A 3D Printed Cast That Can Heal Your Bones 40-80% Faster

It looks like something from the Borg (read, cool), but it's actually a cast for healing bones. The Osteoid, created by Turkish student Deniz Karasahin, incorporates 3D printing and ultrasonic tech

BabyWatch Health Tracker Lets Expecting Mothers Share Their Babies’ Heartbeats

As evidenced by sonogram photos posted to Facebook and the apparent popularity of “ultrasound parties,” pregnancy is a time ripe for sharing. A new startup called BabyWatch is taking those

Why Qualcomm Wants To Bring Ultrasound Transmitters To Smartphones And Tablets

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm has a track record of pushing new capabilities into its chips faster than its competitors in a bid to carve out a bigger chunk of the market -- and one of its latest acquisit

Tiny bubbles make me feel fine

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Cast your unborn baby in bronze

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Haptic system uses ultrasound to give feel to objects that aren’t there

From the ‘I’ll Believe it When I See Feel it Dept’: Ultrasonic gaming. Researchers from the University of Tokyo have been working on using focused ultrasound to simulate the feel of objects that