banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
natural language processing
sports and fitness
point of care
Inventing disruptive technologies for nanoelectronic devices and creating new paradigms for life-machine symbiosis
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Looking beyond smart cities
PCB debugging can be tricky sometimes. Normally we should check which signal we want to measure in the schematic, switch to PCB layout to s…
Space Exploration Initiative
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
Creating technology for social change
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Designing for, with, and by nature
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