Seeing the human pulse: Algorithm can accurately gauge heart rate by measuring tiny head movements in video data
Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed a new algorithm that can accurately measure the heart rates of people depicted in ordinary digital video by analyzing ...
Hibernating lemurs hint at the secrets of sleep
By studying hibernation, a Duke University team is providing a window into why humans sleep. Observations of a little-known primate called the fat-tailed dwarf lemur in captivity and the wild has revealed ...
Nissan Nismo is smartwatch with driving experience
First Look: New Xbox elegant, but much unknown
Will gamers want One? After four years of development, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One entertainment console and touted it as an all-in-one solution for playing games, watching TV and doing everything in ...
Review: Samsung fitness products offer the basics
Samsung's latest gadgets try to tap into people's passions for tracking fitness activities.
From mice to humans, comfort is being carried by mom
There is a very good reason mothers often carry their crying babies, pacing the floor, to help them calm down. New research published in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on April 18 shows that infants experience an aut ...
Acrobatic birds aren't as energetic as they look
In research published this week in Proceedings of the Royal Society B scientists have found that the acrobatic courtship displays of male golden-collared manakins are less energetically costly than they a ...
Smartphones as a health tool for older adults
A team of researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is creating a smartphone app that will help older adults to understand ...
Samsung unveils phone with heart-rate monitor
(AP)—Samsung sought Monday to frame its new Galaxy S5 smartphone as a lifestyle product, as it emphasized a built-in heart-rate sensor and improved camera features over its slightly larger size.
Atlantic salmon also show capacity to adapt to warmer waters
Populations of Atlantic salmon have a surprisingly good capacity to adjust to warmer temperatures that are being seen with climate change, a group of scientists at the University of Oslo and University of ...
LG jumps into wearable fitness gadget market
Korean electronics maker LG is jumping into the wearable fitness market.
LG to launch new smartwatch this year
LG will launch its first smartwatch in 2014, the head of its mobile unit said Monday, tapping into the nascent market for wearable devices seen as the mobile industry's new source of growth.
'Star Trek' for animals: A wireless medical monitor for your pet
The next time you take Fluffy in for surgery, the veterinarian may be able to monitor her post-op progress from a smartphone.
Could wireless detection devices replace wearables?
These days there's perhaps no hotter tech topic than wearable sensors. Earlier this month, for instance, Apple announced a new "Health Kit" app for smartphones that tracks a person's health. But events such ...