sensors

  • MIT researchers develop wearable toxic gas sensor

    MIT researchers develop wearable toxic gas sensor

    A team of four MIT researchers has developed a new wearable sensor that can detect toxic gases and talk to smartphones or other wireless devices to warn users when they are in danger. Using these sensors, the researchers hope to design badges that weigh less than a credit card and can be easily worn by military personnel on the battlefield. “Soldiers carry a lot of equipment already, and… Read More

  • Apple eyeing touch controls to extend the power of the stylus

    Apple eyeing touch controls to extend the power of the stylus

    Apple has been looking at ways to extend the control power of stylus input methods, patenting a touch sensitive stylus which could allow for users to manipulate on screen objects depending on how and where they place their fingers on the stylus shaft itself. Read More

  • Could sensor technology determine the future of the NFL? Crunch Network

    Could sensor technology determine the future of the NFL?

    There’s something about football that enamors America. While other countries go crazy for soccer — and baseball is technically “America’s Pastime” — there’s no debating the fact that football is this country’s sport of choice. From the thousands of small high schools spread across the nation to the $7.3 billion operation that is the National… Read More

  • 10 ideas that won’t be on the next president’s tech agenda but should be Crunch Network

    10 ideas that won’t be on the next president’s tech agenda but should be

    Campaign season should be more than just stump speeches; it’s a chance for us to evaluate how our future leader will handle the many tech opportunities and challenges ahead. In the absence of a clear vision from any of the candidates, we’ve laid out a tech agenda that could help us prepare for the dramatic technological advancements we’ll see during this next… Read More

  • Enflux, a smart body-tracking workout outfit, launches on Kickstarter

    Enflux, a smart body-tracking workout outfit, launches on Kickstarter

    There’s a new body-tracking workout outfit that looks to compete with the likes of Athos and other workout-tracking sensors that’s launching on Kickstarter today. Enflux, a Y Combinator-backed company, is starting a Kickstarter today for its sensor-laden workout outfit (that can even go in a washing machine). And it’s basically all thanks to a series of running injuries CEO… Read More

  • Placemeter’s New Sensor Helps Business Owners Measure Traffic In Front Of Their Stores

    Placemeter’s New Sensor Helps Business Owners Measure Traffic In Front Of Their Stores

    Placemeter, the “urban intelligence platform” that launched earlier this year, wants to help businesses measure how many people walk past — and into — their stores. The company is officially launching its first sensor today. Until now, the company was using standard IP cameras. With this new sensor, which will sell for $90, customers will be able to track all the… Read More

  • “Soft” Sensors Are Breaking Into Four Major Industries Crunch Network

    “Soft” Sensors Are Breaking Into Four Major Industries

    From something as simple as a door sensor at a store to the new age of “smart” sensors in a rapidly emerging wearables market, the application of sensors has already permeated many parts of our everyday lives. But the future of dynamic sensor applications goes beyond just measuring your heart rate through the new Apple Watch. Read More

  • Cheaper Sensors Will Fuel The Age Of Smart Everything

    Cheaper Sensors Will Fuel The Age Of Smart Everything

    The Internet of Things is a term that’s being bandied about with increasing frequency these days. You could think of it as the “cloud” of 2015 — that buzzword that marketers put in absolutely everything because it makes their company sound cool and hip. The Internet of Things in actuality involves a network of smart sensors collecting data. As the sensors grow ever… Read More

  • Sony-Backed Mesh Sensor Kit Looks To The Crowd

    Sony-Backed Mesh Sensor Kit Looks To The Crowd

    After crowdfunding a minimalist e-paper smartwatch last year, another Sony-backed ‘special project’ is currently passing a donations bowl around on Indiegogo — as the electronics giant continues to try to nurture new ideas via an internal seed acceleration program. And by allowing the employees working on these internal projects to seek external crowd-support for their ideas. Read More

  • The Rise Of The Sensornet: 4.9BN Connected Things In 2015, Says Gartner

    The Rise Of The Sensornet: 4.9BN Connected Things In 2015, Says Gartner

    Gartner is predicting a 30 per cent jump in the number of connected objects in use in the wild from this year to next as sensing connected devices proliferate in an Internet of Things (IoT). In a forecast put out today, the analyst predicts there will be 4.9 billion connected things in use in 2015, up from 3.8 billion this year. Read More

  • Notion’s Connected Sensors Aim To Serve You All Sorts Of Home Alerts

    Notion’s Connected Sensors Aim To Serve You All Sorts Of Home Alerts

    The march of sensors into our homes to furnish and flesh out the concept of the automated ‘smart home’ continues apace, rallied by the advent of device certification programs like Apple’s HomeKit initiative. To that end meet Notion, a smart home-focused hardware startup which is currently in TechStars’ Boulder program and also now raising crowdfunds on Kickstarter to put… Read More

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