Kyocera Corp prototyped an optical sensor that measures blood flow in hypodermal tissues and exhibited it at Medtec Japan 2017, which took place from April 19 to 21, 2017, at Tokyo Big Sight.
It can be embedded in wearable devices, etc to visualize the functions to adjust autonomic nerves and blood pressure, heat stroke and dehydration. The company aims to commercialize the sensor in 2018 or 2019.
It was the warmest NYC night of the past few weeks. Not even close to the door time, long lines of Mohawk-hairstyle punks and innocent-looking college age kids have already formed alongside the dark-red brick wall of Sunnyvale. Even though the people here seem to have no visible intersection points with each other’s lives, everyone is waiting together for a show from Shonen Knife, one of the most significant girl rock bands in the world.
After being greeted by the band’s tour manager, I was led backstage to where the girls were hanging out before the start of the show. They seemed incredibly nice, easy to talk to, and even a little shy. I first asked what it is that has kept them going forward for 36 years, apparently not something that this band had been thinking of at all. Naoko, guitarist and lead singer, one of the original members of the band, told me she hadn’t even realized they have come this far. “All of a sudden”, she said,”we are already here.”. They never thought about what it meant to be a band. Why does it matter after all? They have played for this long, had a lot of fun, and are just not yet ready to move onto anything else.