NEC develops smartphone solution that automatically recommends the appropriate path of incoming calls
NEC Corporation announced today the development of smartphone software that automatically recommends the best path for a user's incoming calls based on the software's estimate of a smartphone's movement. This solution is ...
Are distracted pedestrians a potential crosswalk hazard?
Next time you're about to cross a street, you might want to think twice about texting -- and definitely take those buds out of your ears. Music may be even more dangerous than texting, according to one researcher.
Hunting for gaps
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have developed a new model for the behavior of pedestrians and crowds. It can help to understand and prevent tragic crowd disasters, to develop better architectural designs and ...
High blood pressure linked to steeper decline in walking speeds in seniors
Researchers have found a link between high blood pressure and a greater drop in average walking speeds in older adults, according to results from a new National Institutes of Health-funded study. The drop seems to occur even ...
Walking speed associated with survival in older adults
In an analysis that included data from 9 studies, having higher measures of walking speed among older adults was associated with increased length of survival, according to a study in the January 5 issue of JAMA.