Tagged: Sensor

Zepp Play Soccer wearable sensor records stats, tracks performance

Zepp Play Soccer wearable sensor

Zepp already has sensor that helps golf, tennis and basketball players fine tune their game with on-field data that makes sense. Zepp has now taken another stride forward and has developed Play Soccer, a sensor that lets footballers track data regarding distance covered, number of times ball kicked and the time for which the player sprinted or walked in the game. An average footballer runs almost 7 miles (11km) in a single game, considering the fact this data can be valuable for a player’s fitness and training. Read More…

Sober Steering – Drunk driving biosensor currently being tested in Canadian school buses

Sober Steering drunk driving biosensor

Drunk driving is a major issue for road safety and technology is hard at work trying to keep drunk drivers off the road. It becomes more of a concern for public transport vehicles and keeping this in mind a fleet of Canadian school buses have employed a sensor technology developed by Sober Steering, a Waterloo-based startup. This new kind of technology uses a touch-based biosensor which monitors the person driving the vehicle for any kind of alcohol consumption. The sensor is placed right on the steering wheel.
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HBO patents boxing glove sensor to show punch speed in real-time

HBO patent

In a move that can be surprising for many; HBO (Home Box Office) has been granted a patent for boxing glove  sensor technology that shows how fast and powerfully a punch has been thrown. The sensor to be installed into a boxing glove and boxer’s body could tell in real-time the force at which a punch lands on the opponent. The technology called PunchForce can be really useful in cases where punch appears to back no force but the opponent is knocked out. Read More…

Magic mirror that analyzes your overall health within a minute

Wize Mirror

Detecting disease and getting rid of it at the earliest stages is very important for anyone to have healthy living. A new kind of innovation tries to assist you in this health quest by analyzing your face and spotting any signs of disease. Wize Mirror has a wide range of gas sensors, 3D scanners and multispectral cameras to gauge your health level. This brings back memory of the famous phrase from Disney’s “Mirror Mirror on the wall who’s the fairest of them all” and gives it a modern touch, that being “Mirror Mirror on the wall who’s healthiest of them all”!
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Researchers develop device that uses smartphone to detect pregnancy

Pregnancy test with smartphone

Detecting pregnancy could very well be done with your smartphone in the future if we believe what is going on in Hanover Centre for Optical Technologies (HOT), University of Hanover, Germany. The researchers at this university have developed a prototype sensor for smartphone that is capable of detecting first signs of pregnancy and even diabetes. The fiber optic sensor in conjunction with a compatible app is going to monitor various body fluids like blood, urine, saliva or sweat and also analyze breath.
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Your smartphone can detect a major earthquake, making tremors more predictable

Smartphone Earthquake Early Warning System

Natural disasters like Earthquakes can have a significant damage to life and property, as was demonstrated by the magnitude 9 earthquake that shook Tohoku-oki, Japan in 2011. Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) systems play a pivotal role in minimizing damage to life and property by issuing distress warning, so that one can get those few extra minutes to escape before damage is incurred. But not all countries or regions can afford these costly scientific-grade EEW’s, so scientists had to come up with an alternative. A study published on April 10 in the inaugural volume of AAAS journal Science Advances, led by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides enough evidence that smartphones could be that alternative for providing earthquake early warning system.
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How about magnetic sensors embedded in your skin?

imperceptible magnetic sensor

Magnetic sensor that gives you added perception of directional sense

We humans have become so advanced in technology that it is only time before we can mimic all living things in robotics form. But what we lack is certain things that only some animal species have. For example, the ability to sense magnetic fields which helps them in getting a sense of direction during long migrating stints. Sharks, birds and insects can orient themselves in the right direction by sensing the magnetic fields of earth which gives them accurate perception of altitude and direction. Experts call it magnetoception as it gives a unique sense of perception governed by magnetic field.
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i-Sensor: Helmet tilt angle sensor will help you keep your head straight

i-Sensor helmet tilt angle sensor by Lazer

Lazer, Belgium-based world’s oldest manufacturer of bicycle, motorcycle and leisure helmets have unveiled an innovative i-Sensor helmet tilt angle sensor at the Manchester Velodrome. A small box that that sits on the back of a helmet, i-Sensor comprises a tilt angle sensor, a speaker and a mechanism to vibrate the shell of the helmet. Once set to your desired position, it will remind you to keep your head straight by beeping and buzzing if there is any decline in your concentration level. As much as you deviate from the pre-set angle, more often the device will warn you. The vibration can be felt throughout the helmet and is good enough to make the rider aware of the wind and the traffic passing by.
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Sticky sensors that attach to body tissue for biometric readings to the core

Sticky sensors for biometric readings

Researchers in Japan at the University of Tokyo have invented a sticky sheet of small little sensors that can be attached directly to moving joints, beating hearts or living tissue. This new innovation will open-up new avenues in medical science with the ability to implant these sensors inside the body to keep a tab on the physical changes that occur. For example when these sensors are attached to the heart, they can detect a blockage or anomaly in the blood flow from the arteries.
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Sandia Labs develops sensor system to make prosthesis fit better

Sandia sensor system for better Prosthesis Fit

Sandia National Laboratories have developed a sensor system to make a Prosthesis fit better. Along with Robotics and Cybernetics group, Sandia’s Intelligent Systems is working on a liner with sensors that will tell what’s going on in a limb and a system that can automatically accommodate changes. As a limb doesn’t stay the same shape during the day because of natural fluid fluctuations and as people gain and lose weight, thus, a custom-made socket between a prosthesis and a limb doesn’t always fit. Therefore, an amputee walking on a prosthetic leg is deprived of the comfort, which should be there in the first place.
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