By 2020, 45 million Americans will be caring for 117 million seniors. The retailer offers a $29 monthly monitoring service using internet-connected gear.
Researchers at at John A. Rogers’ lab at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign have incorporated off-the-shelf chips into flexible electronic patches to allow for high quality ECG and EEG monitoring. (Video)
Glucose monitoring is just one aspect of the iHealth package.
iHealth Lab, Inc. offers innovative, mobile personal healthcare products that make it simple and easy to test, track, graph and securely share health information. The iHealth Blood Pressure Dock is the first personal health management tool for iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. iHealth Lab continues innovating with its iHealth Scale, which measures, tracks and securely shares weight change over time. Plans to develop a suite of personal healthcare devices and applications designed for use with the Apple iOS mobile platform are under way…
Photos by Thomas Frey
Heart rate and sports monitors appear just about everywhere–in standalone devices, in watches, in bras, in shoes, in GPS devices–so why not just build them right into shirts. Many heart rate monitors need to be strapped to the chest anyway, so a heart-rate shirt seems like a logical conclusion. (video)
Intel’s Paul Otellini unveils the prototype of an in-store digital billboard using facial recognition.
Odds are you will be monitored today — many times over. Surveillance cameras at airports, subways, banks and other public venues are not the only devices tracking you. Inexpensive, ever-watchful digital sensors are now ubiquitous.
Soon this young New Yorker will know a lot more about water usage.
New York City residents will now be able to track their water use in real time. The city has installed wireless meters in The Bronx (the program will expand in the future), and residents will be able to see how much water they’re using at any given moment. The idea is to encourage people to cut down on their water consumption. “Wow, I used X-Number of gallons of water during that shower, let’s see if I can make that X-Minus-One next time.” And so on.
If you’re not into the whole green movement, then maybe you’d be interested in saving money—an altogether different kind of green movement. The city’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg, says that the average single family in New York spends around $800 per year on water…
Sikker Baby Monitor
Baby monitors have been around for decades, but the only thing most of them can do is let you know if the kid starts crying. The Sikker (Danish for safety) baby monitor is designed give parents a much better idea of how the baby is doing. (Pics)
“Employees should assume that they are going to be watched.”
Almost every worker has done it: gotten in a little Facebook updating, personal e-mailing, YouTube watching and friend calling while on the clock.Such indiscretions often went undetected by company management everywhere but the most secure and highly proprietary companies or governmental agencies. Not anymore.
Technology could soon identify why baby is crying.
Babies change their cry to signify if they are hungry, sad or even in pain, and technology could soon identify which, scientists believe. Identifying the changes could lead to the development of baby monitors capable of diagnosing an infant’s complaint, they claim.
The 3D display market, according to DisplaySearch, will take off in 2010. DisplaySearch says shipments of 3D displays will grow from 0.7 million units in 2009 to 196 million units in 2018.
A research laboratory at Japan’s Ritsumeikan University has developed a monitoring system for wet diapers that consists of a self-powered sensor/transmitter and a receiver and is supposed to assist staff in hospitals and nursing homes in performing diaper checks with elderly patients. The sensor kit has to be placed inside the diaper and sends signals to the receiver unit, which was co-developed in collaboration with Seiko Epson.