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 […]

A biocompatible magnetic skin that could enable new wearable systems

[ad_1] Credit: Almansouri et al. Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have recently developed a flexible and imperceptible magnetic skin that adds permanent magnetic properties to all surfaces to which it is applied. This artificial skin, presented in a paper published in Wiley’s Advanced Materials Technologies journal, could have numerous interesting applications. […]

A wearable system to assist visually impaired people

[ad_1] An overview of the VI assistive system. The system includes a wearable terminal made up of an RGBD camera and an earphone, a processor and a touch interface that offers walkable instructions and scene descriptions. Credit: Lin et al. New technological advances could have important implications for those affected by disabilities, offering valuable assistance […]

A wearable system to assist visually impaired people

[ad_1] An overview of the VI assistive system. The system includes a wearable terminal made up of an RGBD camera and an earphone, a processor and a touch interface that offers walkable instructions and scene descriptions. Credit: Lin et al. New technological advances could have important implications for those affected by disabilities, offering valuable assistance […]

Wearable sensors detect what's in your sweat

[ad_1] New wearable sensors developed by scientists at UC Berkeley can provide real-time measurements of sweat rate and electrolytes and metabolites in sweat. Credit: Bizen Maskey, Sunchon National University Needle pricks not your thing? A team of scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, is developing wearable skin sensors that can detect what’s in your […]

Wearable motion sensors could save unborn babies

[ad_1] The thump, thump of a baby’s heartbeat is a milestone in any pregnancy. Now, researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have developed a technique that could allow expectant parents to hear their baby’s heartbeat continuously at home with a non-invasive and safe device that is potentially more accurate than any fetal heartrate monitor currently […]

Wearable pet devices are putting human privacy at risk

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain The billion-dollar pet industry now has a growing market dedicated to wearable devices but new research from the University of Bristol has found these devices capture more data on the owners rather than their pets. Consumers have the option to track location, activity and health data of their pets but […]

A wearable device so thin and soft you won't even notice it

[ad_1] Researchers reported the discovery of a multifunctional ultra-thin wearable electronic device that is imperceptible to the wearer. It also can be used as a robotic skin. Credit: University of Houston Wearable human-machine interfaces—devices that can collect and store important health information about the wearer, among other uses—have benefited from advances in electronics, materials and […]

Soft wearable health monitor uses stretchable electronics

[ad_1] A wireless, wearable monitor built with stretchable electronics could allow comfortable, long-term health monitoring of adults, babies and children. Credit: John Toon, Georgia Tech A wireless, wearable monitor built with stretchable electronics could allow comfortable, long-term health monitoring of adults, babies and small children without concern for skin injury or allergic reactions caused by […]