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.
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.
Marketing a new product? Getting consumers to visualize using it could backfire
Companies often provide detailed information that encourages consumers to visualize using a new product. But does this make consumers more likely to buy it? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, it dep ...
Testing wirelessly-monitored thermometers for improved patient safety
The Lifetemp device is part of a wireless patient surveillance system developed by Isansys, which allows healthcare providers to remotely monitor a patient's vital signs even after they've left the hospital. ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Gift Guide: Five fitness trackers offer wide range
There are several fitness trackers to choose from, varying in what they measure and how easy they are to use. Here are five, ranked from budget to sophisticated, to give you a sense of the range available. ...
Gift Guide: How to pick the right fitness tracker
The holidays are here, which means feeling guilty about how much you're eating and how little you're exercising. Gadgets are available to help keep that in balance.
New 'electronic skin' for prosthetics, robotics detects pressure from different directions
Touch can be a subtle sense, but it communicates quickly whether something in our hands is slipping, for example, so we can tighten our grip. For the first time, scientists report the development of a stretchable ...
Gift Guide: Get better at sports with smart gear
Advances in technology present sports enthusiasts with plenty of options to train better and smarter.
Studying the speed of multi-hop Bluetooth networks
Bluetooth technology is the most widespread standard wireless communication. One of its applications is the creation of electronic sensor networks.