Finland team has bed sensor to measure sleep
Apple is granted hover and heart-rate monitoring patents
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 ...
Emperor Penguin can stay under water for up to 27 minutes, new research reveals
New research has revealed how the Emperor Penguin is able to dive to depths of over 500m and stay under water for up to 27 minutes – deeper and longer than any of its fellow avian species.
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.
Cute chick rover: A new way to spy on shy penguins (w/ Video)
The newest tool for biologists is the baby penguin robotic spy.
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.
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
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...