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Researchers at North Carolina State University's Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering have developed a combination of software and hardware that will allow them to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and insect cyborgs, or biobots, to map large,...
Researchers from North Carolina State University’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering have developed an energy-efficient technique for accurately tracking a user’s physical activity based on data from wearable devices.
Computer science and electrical engineering researchers have made an effort to improve service dogs’ signals to companions.
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new design for harvesting body heat and converting it into electricity for use in wearable electronics. The experimental prototypes are lightweight, conform to the shape of the body, and can generate far...
In a partnership melding neuroscience and electrical engineering, researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University have developed a new technology that will allow neuroscientists to capture images of the brain almost 10 times larger than previously possible.
Researchers at NC State have developed an integrated, wearable system that monitors a user’s environment, heart rate and other physical attributes with the goal of predicting and preventing asthma attacks. The researchers plan to begin testing the system on a larger subject population this summer.