GymCam tracks exercises that wearable monitors can't

[ad_1] Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a vision-based system for monitoring gym exercises. They tested it in a busy university gym, demonstrating that the system could simultaneously monitor multiple people and accurately detect and count the exercises they performed. Credit: Carnegie Mellon University Wearable sensors such as smartwatches have become a popular motivational […]

Sony, Yamaha entertainment cart goes big on monitors, sensors

[ad_1] Sony and Yamaha have collaborated to bring out an autonomous vehicle that goes big on carrying the fruits of Sony’s imaging technologies. This vehicle was officially announced as a joint development with Yamaha Motor Co. The vehicle is called the SC-1 Sociable Cart, promoted as wheeling out “a new mobility experience” for audiences. The […]

Some heart-rate monitors give less reliable readings for people of colour

[ad_1] Top: lower pressure preceding the pulse wave means narrower arteries and less light absorption. Bottom: a higher blood pressure pulse causes wider arteries and more light absorption. Credit: T. Collins Many smartwatches and other digital fitness trackers have a function for measuring heart rate. However, a recent report from Stat News suggests that these […]