MIT’s AI Detects Asymptomatic COVID-19 Coughs Through Sound

“There’s, in fact, sentiment embedded in how you cough,” Brian Subirana, a research scientist at MIT, tells designboom. This knowledge informs a new AI that Subirana’s lab is currently developing for use in COVID-19 detection. Using information gleaned from forced-cough recordings, the AI “distinguishes asymptomatic people from healthy ones.” While the nuances in sound cannot be identified by human ears, the AI can detect asymptomatic …

Behind the Colors in GLCO’s Naples Mood Capsule

Developed by ZEISS, the red, yellow and green hues assist with focus, eye strain and even attitude

Filters may alter the digital realms we look at but eyewear-maker Garrett Leight and his team at GLCO thought working with German lens manufacturer ZEISS could result in a product that changes the way we see our real surroundings. Dubbed the Naples Mood Capsule, these non-prescription yellow-, green- and red-hued lenses (dressed in tortoise acetate) aim to improve focus and productivity, assist with creativity and …

Interview: Australian Vegan Chef Shannon Martinez

After finishing her third cookbook, the plant-based professional was diagnosed with cancer and embarked on two new endeavors

For over 20 years, Shannon Martinez has been cooking professionally, but it was a moment of good will—stepping into the kitchen of Melbourne pub the East Brunswick Club to make vegan food after the chef “went to the bank and never came back”—that started her on the path to becoming Australia’s plant-based poster girl. The owner and head chef of beloved restaurant Smith & Daughters …