Behind the Headlines

MATLAB and Simulink behind today’s news and trends

Bug Brain Beats Machine Learning 3

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

Living organisms have long provided inspiration for technology. Biomimicry of birds helped us design our first aircraft, while the structure of seed burs was copied for Velcro. Today, biomimicry is being applied to advanced technology such as robotics and computer vision…. read more >>

Imaging Algorithm Lets You See Around Corners with Laser Pulses

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

Stanford’s new laser-based imaging technology could take blind spot detection in cars to a whole new level. Not only can it see things the driver can’t see from the driver’s seat, it can see things that aren’t visible from anywhere on the car. It “sees” things that are not in… read more >>

Creepy, crawly robot baby shows just how much bio-gunk babies inhale

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

Researchers at Purdue University designed a crawling robot baby to determine how much dirt, bacteria, pollen and fungal spores babies inhale as they move through their indoor, carpeted environments. The robot looks more like a legless, tinfoil-encased baby cyclops than an adorable toddler, but the design worked well.  It showed… read more >>

Concussions, TBI, the NFL and Science

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

Cleveland Clinic's Intelligent Mouthguard uses kinematic sensors and MATLAB to determine severity of head impact.

The science behind the diagnosis and treatment of concussions

With the increased focus on TBI, it was no surprise to find many researchers working on the issue. Much of the research focuses on brain mapping, while other research is working on improving the accuracy of sideline more >>

Designing a waterproof, air-powered wheelchair that lets everyone enjoy the water

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

Mobility and accessibility. For many people with disabilities, the mobility provided by powered wheelchairs has greatly expanded accessibility, enabling them to work, shop, and travel independently. But the electronics and the battery-powered nature of these devices mean they shouldn’t get wet. Using an electric-powered wheelchair in downpours or on a… read more >>

Top 10 “Behind the Headlines” stories of 2017

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

Science and technology played a major role in many of 2017’s biggest stories. The Behind the Headlines blog covered many of these by explaining how MATLAB and Simulink were behind the scenes, helping engineers, scientists, and researchers innovate around the world. Here are our top ten stories of the year,… read more >>

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