Why you don’t want ‘phantom energy’ on a spacecraft
Measuring and removing ‘phantom’ levels of electricity from energy harvesting devices has been challenging – until now, say University of Melbourne experts.
Harvesting big energy from small movement
University of Melbourne researchers have collaborated on a new material that can harvest up to 400 times more energy from movement than currently possible
Wearable devices that use human energy
University of Melbourne researchers are looking at new ways to capture, reuse and recycle energy made by the human body to power wearable electronic devices.
Clever socks connecting remote patients and physios
A University of Melbourne PhD student's wearable tech smart socks, called SoPhy, provide physiotherapists real time, detailed data on patients, even remotely
Sensing a serious problem
New wearable technology, that includes the University of Melbourne, could help people working in harsh environments, like mining, to monitor their own wellbeing
Sensors and big data are showing how our minds work
Big Data and sensing tech is revolutionising psychology; University of Melbourne researchers are applying it to probe our minds from memories to mental illness
Four myths about insertable tech and why they’re wrong
As start-up company Epicenter offers to implant microchips in its employees, the University of Melbourne looks at the truth behind insertable technology.