Home / Blog (page 30)


Welcome to the IEEE Future Directions Tech Blog.

AI tested me for Covid,… and I passed

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are working on an AI based test for Covid-19 that uses your voice pattern for analyses by comparing it to the voices of hundreds of thousands of other people, infected and not. You can participate in the trial and get yourself checked here. Once you …

Read More »

Audio Augmented Reality

Google glass were met with curiosity but eventually raised strong opposition for their potential intrusiveness, a omnipresent Peeping Tom, to the point they were banned from several places. Oculus Rift are cumbersome and surely not suitable for moving around. True augmented reality glasses, affordable and seamless for a mass market …

Read More »

Digital Healthcare

The disparity in the world healthcare among Countries is huge, as shown in the World Bank data, and, unfortunately, it is no April fools. Bet869ween the Gambia 20$ and the US 9869$ per person per year there is a factor of 493! Now, one might observe that the value of …

Read More »

LIDAR hits mass market

LIght Detection And Ranging, LIDAR, is a technology used to create an exact tridimensional map of the environment. It is not a new technology, it started in the 1960ies as a way to map the Earth surface from an airplane. The airplane was equipped with a laser generating pulses and …

Read More »

Personal Digital Twins role in Epidemics control – X

What has been described is a technology possibility based on the concept of PDT, that in the near future, within this decade, can help in detecting and containing an epidemic, well before it turns into a pandemic. The various players have been considered and their possible roles/responsibilities identified.  Most importantly, …

Read More »

FaceId is picking up steam

Face recognition has become a well known biometric access method when Apple included it in the iPhone X. From that moment on people started to appreciate the convenience of just looking and be granted access. I was at Boston Logan airport few months ago and I didn’t have to use …

Read More »