News tagged with sensors

A medical lab for the home

Fraunhofer FIT demonstrates a mobile wireless system that monitors the health of elderly people in their own homes, using miniature sensors. Besides non-invasive sensors this platform integrates technology ...

Nov 04, 2014
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Health screening for industrial machines

Germany's Industry 4.0 initiative aims to develop industrial machinery with built-in intelligence based on smart self-monitoring functions. Researchers have now come a step closer to the ideal of a self-maintaining ...

Nov 04, 2014
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BeBop Sensors to offer sensor expertise to wearables

Keith McMillen has been an innovator in audio and music technology for nearly 30 years. His bio notes tell us that "He has been working his entire adult life on one single problem —how to play live interactive music in an ensemble using extende ...

Oct 28, 2014 weblog
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Packing for Mars

Like surgeons in an operating room, the technicians work gowned and masked in ESA's ultraclean microbiology laboratory, ensuring a high-tech sensor will not contaminate the Red Planet with terrestrial microbes.

Oct 22, 2014
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Using sound to picture the world in a new way

Have you ever thought about using acoustics to collect data? The EAR-IT project has explored this possibility with various pioneering applications that impact on our daily lives. Monitoring traffic density ...

Oct 22, 2014
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Review: Apple Pay in action

If there ever comes a day I can ditch my wallet and use my phone to pay for everything, I'll look back to my first purchase through Apple Pay: a Big Mac and medium fries for $5.44. That wallet-free day won't ...

Oct 21, 2014
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