Tracking heart rate in real time on a smartphone (by epflnews)

Patients and their doctors can now immediately be made aware of heart rate anomalies directly on their iPhone or other mobile device, thanks to a small and non-invasive apparatus made at EPFL - http://esl.epfl.ch/

emergentfutures:

NEON Distributed Sensor Networks
An artist’s conception of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) depicting its distributed sensor networks, experiments and aerial and satellite remote sensing capabilities, all linked via cyberinfrastructure into a single “scalable” integrated research platform for conducting continental-scale ecological research. NEON is one of several National Science Foundation (NSF) Earth-observing systems.

emergentfutures:

NEON Distributed Sensor Networks

An artist’s conception of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) depicting its distributed sensor networks, experiments and aerial and satellite remote sensing capabilities, all linked via cyberinfrastructure into a single “scalable” integrated research platform for conducting continental-scale ecological research. NEON is one of several National Science Foundation (NSF) Earth-observing systems.


Space Age Volcano Monitoring Network - JPL, NASA:

Scientists have placed high-tech “spiders” inside and around the mouth of Mount St. Helens, one of the most active volcanoes in the United States. Networks such as these could one day be used to respond rapidly to an impending eruption.

We’ve seen electricity-monitoring / controlling devices similar to the EnergyHub before, but few have provided such a handsome interface or modular, expandable options. The device uses a touchscreen control panel (familiarly referred to as a “dashboard”) to help gauge and adjust energy levels for satellite outlets that it communicates with. The data will be accessible and adjustable online, and users will also be able to compare their stats with other eco-tweakers or neighbors. The company claims the devices could reduce energy costs by 20 percent for homes that employ the system. There’s no word on a release date or pricing, but we’ll keep you abreast of any exciting developments. (via EnergyHub minds your electricity, saves you cash)

We’ve seen electricity-monitoring / controlling devices similar to the EnergyHub before, but few have provided such a handsome interface or modular, expandable options. The device uses a touchscreen control panel (familiarly referred to as a “dashboard”) to help gauge and adjust energy levels for satellite outlets that it communicates with. The data will be accessible and adjustable online, and users will also be able to compare their stats with other eco-tweakers or neighbors. The company claims the devices could reduce energy costs by 20 percent for homes that employ the system. There’s no word on a release date or pricing, but we’ll keep you abreast of any exciting developments. (via EnergyHub minds your electricity, saves you cash)

Wireless communication companies are particularly happy with all the attention focused on the smart grid, since wireless networks can be tapped to help both utilities and consumers monitor and control energy consumption. That will benefit firms that are building wireless sensor technology, too — and Monday morning wireless sensor network startup Arch Rock plans to debut its own energy management software service, called Energy Optimizer. (via Wireless Sensors to Tackle Energy Management)

Wireless communication companies are particularly happy with all the attention focused on the smart grid, since wireless networks can be tapped to help both utilities and consumers monitor and control energy consumption. That will benefit firms that are building wireless sensor technology, too — and Monday morning wireless sensor network startup Arch Rock plans to debut its own energy management software service, called Energy Optimizer. (via Wireless Sensors to Tackle Energy Management)

AT&T’s service, called FamilyMaps, allows people to track the location of any cell phone on AT&T’s network from a mobile phone or PC. The person being tracked receives a text message informing him or her that he or she is being watched (via AT&T launches family-tracking service | CNET News)

AT&T’s service, called FamilyMaps, allows people to track the location of any cell phone on AT&T’s network from a mobile phone or PC. The person being tracked receives a text message informing him or her that he or she is being watched (via AT&T launches family-tracking service | CNET News)