Device costs less than $5 and can accurately measure the number and speed of swimmers. Source: With racy sperm pics on a smartphone, men can easily test fertility | Ars Technica If only Theranos could do as well!
This is just a research project. But it’s still impressive. Smartphones have elaborate sensors, computation, networking, and even databases. Adding a custom sensor modifier will bring lots of inexpensive tests, medical and otherwise.
In documents filed in federal court this week, the San Francisco company Lily Robotics blames its demise on excessive product demand and a funding drought. Source: Lily details failure, refund plans in bankruptcy filing
After getting burned by one Kickstarter project that died, I realized that very smart EEs think that if they can make 3 prototypes, everything else is just “details.” But high-volume, tight-tolerance manufacturing is its own field, and competition from excellent companies is stiff. So even if it eventually succeeds, by the time a Kickstarter hardware project has filled its initial orders, conventional companies will have equivalent products in the stores.
This is how home IoT ought to work. But overall, this service is going to figure in a lot of divorce lawsuits! Excerpts from the article: Continue reading