A.I. and Wearable Tech News

A Revolutionary Software

In recent years more and more people have started wearing portable technology in order to add ease and convenience to their lives. Fitbits are worn on the wrist and log the user’s exercise activities as well as interacting with their smartphones. This is just one example of many wearable tech products.

There is one problem that has plagued the market however. Tailoring the service software to each individual user is very time consuming and impractical. However there is a solution: the utilisation of artificial intelligence. Researchers at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in Harvard have developed an algorithm with potentially revolutionary applications.

The artificial intelligence algorithm uses machine learning to create a fast personalisation service for the wearer of the device. This technology also has fantastic applications for those with disabilities. Harvard have used the algorithm to perfect wearable robots to help patients with previously restrictive disabilities to walk again.

The hardware originally had issues with recognising the way an individual patient would walk. There were too many variables for the older software to be able to effectively predict how the patient wanted to move. This new algorithm changes everything. It cuts through the variability and analyses the physiology of the patient in order to quickly calculate an individual’s walking patterns.

Benefits

When it comes to applying this new A.I. software to modern wearable software there are a number of benefits. These include:

  • Synergy between the device and wearer
  • Increased personalisation
  • More reliable analysis of the unique needs of the individual wearers

The department responsible for this new development are planning to roll out an even more advanced wearable tech in the future. It remains to be seen if the A.I technology will become even more advanced in the future. In the meantime it will serve to optimise even more effective wearable robots.