Smart help for phone users
The elderly may find that using a smartphone is difficult and incomprehensible, while the disabled may encounter problems because phone operation requires delicate motor functions. But one inventor saw no reason for it to be this way – and has found a solution to the problem.
Listening to roads before construction
They're going to build a new road right outside your living room window. The authorities have sent you a 'noise map', but what you really need is to hear what the traffic noise will sound like. Well, soon you can.
Self-training to discourage the jobless from returning to the benefits system
Unemployed people who have spent long periods on benefit become passive, and surrender responsibility for their situation to others. Research is now being carried out to develop a system to help them obtain a sense of empowerment.
CF-sufferers getting help from an app
People suffering from cystic fibrosis (CF) are unable to absorb sufficient fats and proteins from the food they eat. But an app is on the way that will help them control their illness.
Facebook use reflected in student grades
A recently published study reveals that the more time students spend on Facebook, the worse their grades. But Facebook is not the problem.
Testing the “safety alarm 2.0″
If scientists get their way, we will soon be able to measure grandma’s acceleration. If she has a fall, that is.
Getting the Chinese to work in teams
Norwegian companies have been less than successful at developing software abroad. But now the answer is on its way.
Controlling PCs and tablets with hand movements
In an office in Forskningsveien 1, Oslo, a researcher is making gentle, gymnastic hand movements in front of his tablet computer.