Fever alarm armband: A wearable, printable, temperature sensor
University of Tokyo researchers have developed a "fever alarm armband," a flexible, self-powered wearable device that sounds an alarm in case of high body temperature. This armband will be presented at the ...
Challenges for doctors using fitness trackers and apps
More hospitals and doctors are starting to use data from fitness trackers and health apps to help treat patients. But they are moving cautiously. The technology has a lot of potential, but there are key ch ...
Using digital devices to encourage reading with kids, meditation and more
We use technology to run everything from our home thermostats to our social lives, but can it also make us better parents? A pair of new studies examines that very question, and preliminary findings are encouraging.
Engineers design video game controller that can sense players' emotions (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —Stanford engineers have developed what could be the next big thing in interactive gaming: handheld game controllers that measure the player's physiology and alter the gameplay to make it more ...
Roller coaster geese: Insights into high altitude bird flight physiology and biomechanics
Roller Coaster migratory flights of geese give unique insights into bird physiology and biomechanics at high altitudes.
Cute chick rover: A new way to spy on shy penguins (w/ Video)
The newest tool for biologists is the baby penguin robotic spy.
Mental health monitoring through 'selfie' videos and social media tracking
Researchers at the University of Rochester have developed an innovative approach to turn any computer or smartphone with a camera into a personal mental health monitoring device.
iPhone separation linked to physiological anxiety, poor cognitive performance, study finds
Cell phone use has become a common part of life as mobile devices have become one of the most popular ways to communicate. Even so, very little research exists on the impact of cell phone usage and specifically ...
50 Cent, Intel team up on heart-monitor headphones
Rap star 50 Cent and US computing giant Intel are teaming up on a new line of headphones that double as heart rate monitors.
Smart shirt knows when you're not up to snuff
French fashion is getting smarter with the help of fabric woven with micro-sensors that can reveal when someone is weary or unwell.
Heart arrhythmias detected in deep-diving marine mammals
A new study of dolphins and seals shows that despite their remarkable adaptations to aquatic life, exercising while holding their breath remains a physiological challenge for marine mammals. The study, published ...
Getting down to the heart cells of the matter
(Phys.org) —Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have some new clues into what makes our tickers talk – on the molecular level.