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Hi-tech Sensors Might Help In The Fight Against Obesity

12/10/2013, The world is getting fatter on average, that is for sure. The thing is, what is being done in the fight against obesity? A wise man once told me, anything that can be measured, can be improved, and here we are with this bunch of hi-tech sensors which are...

Tooth Sensor Collects Data On Your Daily Eating And Smoking Habits

07/29/2013, A team of researchers at the National Taiwan University have created a Wi-Fi enabled sensor that is embedded in the mouth. The sensor is capable of collecting data on daily habits such as eating and smoking, the current prototype reportedly has a 94...

Parrot Flower Power Smart Wireless Plant Sensor – Demo

01/07/2013, [CES 2013] We published about the Flower Power by Parrot when it was shown for the first time during CES Unveiled. Connected wirelessly via Bluetooth Smart to the iPad, the device packs several sensors that can measure sunlight, humidity, temperature and...

Sensor for the naked eye detects early-stage diseases

10/30/2012, Scientists from the Imperial College London were able to develop an ultra-sensitive sensor that will allow doctors to detect the early stages of diseases with their naked eye. The newly developed sensor, which is still a prototype, is reportedly ten times...

Paper sensor performs malaria and HIV tests

03/20/2012, For those of us who live in the developed world, we hardly give two hoots about getting our blood test done at a lab, but in third world countries and the developing world, things are not that straightforward. Not only are blood tests expensive, it can...

Sony Handycam Lineup New Features

01/09/2012, [CES 2012] Sony unveiled its new Handycam camcorder lineup at CES during its press conference. The Japanese manufacturer came up with some significant improvements on the image side, including an Extended Zoom, a 4X higher megapixels post- processing for...

Ben Heck develops proximity sensor for cyclists

09/27/2011, Being a cyclist is the way to go if you happen to live in a city where everything is within close proximity, making it rather pointless to own a car and fight for parking downtown while running the risk of picking up an illegal parking ticket as well. Not...

Microchip monitors cancer growth

08/31/2011, Boffins over at Germany have come up with a new microchip sensor which is said to be able to monitor the growth of a tumor when implanted close to one. How does this microchip do what it has been touted to? Simple – it will be able to track oxygen...

Drowsy drivers receive wake up call from NeuroSky

08/22/2011, NeuroSky, a company from San Jose who deals with EEG headsets as well as other technologies that turn brain-signal readings into more practical use (as you can see in the image on the right), has come up with a sensor that will alert drivers should they...

Hydrogel sensor implanted to measure blood glucose levels

08/08/2011, Do you get all queasy whenever you need to measure your blood glucose levels, or are you numb to having needle after needle being pricked into your arm as a battery of tests are carried out? Well, perhaps there is no more need to see another needle in...

Smartphones will soon be able to smell

07/15/2011, While smartphones can pretty much do anything right now, there’s one thing it can’t do: smell. But according to some researchers, that may end pretty soon. Luc Van den hove, president of nanoelectronics research firm IMEC recently stated that...