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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...

iPhone 5 with Sony camera sensor? [Sony CEO leak?]

04/02/2011, During an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Sir Howard Stringer (Sony’s CEO), mentioned that the tsunami would delay the shipment of Sony’s best camera sensors to Apple. The thing is, Sony isn’t known to supply sensors to Apple for...

Kinect used to create artsy music video

03/23/2011, In one of the more creative ways we’ve seen a Kinect being used, is in this video project by the folks over at 1024 Architecture. They used the Kinect sensor to track the skeletal movements of a person moving, the replaced the tracked wireframe with...

easy2pick helps you spot your luggage at the airport

03/10/2011, Don’t you just hate it when you’re waiting for your luggage at the airport carousel, but everyone seems to have the same bag as you? Well, the folks over at X-treme Geek have developed this nifty little gadget to help you with that problem....

Siemens gas-sensor device to predict asthma attacks

02/09/2011, Siemens has developed a sensor that can warn users of constricted airways a day before asthma attacks occur. The sensor works by measuring the level of nitrogen monoxide (NO) on a patient’s breath to find out if their bronchial tubes have been...

DIY: Water Usage Sensor

11/07/2010, Some expensive home setups have methods to track your water usage so that you will not end up with a huge water bill at the end of the month, if you want something similar but can’t afford the whole deal, you could always try and come up with one...

QuantumFilm: Quantum Dot-Based Image Sensor

03/21/2010, [DEMO Spring 2010] Today, InVisage Technologies announced QuantumFilm, touted to be the world’s first commercial quantum dot-based image sensor that delivers 4x higher performance and 2x higher dynamic range than regular sensors for mobile handset...

Soft stroke sensor

08/05/2009, Hannah Perner-Wilson unveiled this soft stroke sensor that is equipped with a bunch of conductive thread and fabric. Whenever the sensor is stroked, the fibers will touch each other in a totally different manner compared to when they were at a standstill....

Sensors detect freshness of food

08/05/2009, Figuring out how ripe a particular fruit is can be quite tricky, and I’ve always marveled at those who can tell by flicking their fingers against the skin of a fruit a couple of times. Well, thankfully there is technology to help us now as a new...

The Art of Motion Control: Beyond the Hype

06/04/2009, [E3 2009] I don’t think that anyone had envisioned a post-E3 motion controller war, but that’s what’s happening in the forums and elsewhere right now. After the cool on-stage demos from Microsoft and Sony, gamers are split on...