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A bike with a brain

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Breakfast
New York based design studio Breakfast worked with rider Janeen McCrae to enable her bike named "Precious" to share its speed, location, temperature and more to the world as they traveled across the country in 2010 to raise money for the LIVESTRONG charity.During its...
 
BlindSpot

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Selene Chew an Industrial Designer for Clariant is in the process of further developing BlindSpot her final student thesis project that combines an assistant cane, social networking and several feedback mechanisms to help inform visually impaired people if a friend or family member is...
 
BodyTrace

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BodyTrace, Inc.
Using GSM technology (versus wifi) the The Bodytrace eScale system will take your weight measurements and then upload them automatically to their site for tracking and comparisons over time. From their website: ...
 
Every Heart Beat

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USC Center for Body Computing
EveryHeartBeat is a project announced by Leslie Saxon, MD from the USC Center for Body Computing to "connect the more than 5 billion mobile phones in the world to...
 
Facebook Hangers
The fashion brand C&A in Brazil has launched a new 'Fashion Like' campaign for Mother's Day this year that integrates their flagship store in São Paulo to their Facebook page via digital hangers displaying a real-time like counter for each piece of clothing.Although my...
 
GPS Shoes Help Walk You Home

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Dominic Wilcox
Click your heels three times in this pair of shoes and you'll find out there's no place like home. Well, maybe there is. But these shoes will certainly help you get there. ...
 
Make mountain ranges out of staircases: City Peaks

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Digit
London based design firm Digit has decided to spice up their office routine by adding some real world competition and fitness to their daily routines with an in-house project City Peaks that "makes mountain ranges out of staircases" The game is powered by a...
 
Memoto - Photographic memory can now be manufactured.

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Memoto

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“If you could re-live one moment of your life, what would it be?” That’s the question asked by Memoto, a new company with a great idea for a new type...
 
NODE: Handheld Sensors

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Variable Technologies
NODE: the bluetooth enabled handheld device from George Yu and his team at Variable Technologies is another Internet of Things project that has been fully funded on Kickstarter (Others include Twine, AirQualityEgg, NinjaBlocks, ReaDIYmate). The products basic elements include a gyroscope, accelerometer, and magnetometer...
 
Pebble Watch

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Pebble Watch made a big debut on Kickstarter by exceeding its funding goal by $500,000 within the first 12 hours of launching, it will become just one in the latest series of Connected Watches to come to market that brings data from your smartphone...
 
Persistent sensing technology: PlaceMe

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Alohar Mobile

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Lifelogging
Alohar Mobile is a startup lead by former Googler Sam Liang creating a new persistent sensing platform that collects location and other data from your smartphone's sensors (motion, altitude, direction, wifi, timing, etc) and quickly analyzes it to understand a user's behavior.Watch the video...
 
Posture Sensing with LUMO

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LUMOback
Having trouble sitting up straight during the long hours at the computer, or dealing with general back aches and pains? LUMOback wants to help you improve your posture via the combination of a thin wearable sensor that monitors posture and sends vibrations to your...
 
Pulse -The  Simple, Stylish Heart-Rate Monitor

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ElectricFoxy
Running a marathon a few years ago, a shirtless man wearing a heart-rate monitor strapped around his chest passed me, wincing. The hear-rate monitor had cut into his skin and he was bleeding like a Tarantino film as he crossed the finish line. The...
 
Remote Health Monitoring with BodyGuardian

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Preventice
Intended for individuals with cardiac arrhythmias the BodyGuardian is an FDA cleared wearable sensor system that can remotely read a patient’s biometrics (ECG, heart rate (including variability and reliability), respiration rate and activity Level), sending the data to the service's cloud platform via a...
 
SENSEable Shoes
Created by Huaishu Peng and Yen-Chia Hsu at the Computational Design Lab at Carnegie Mellon comes the SENSEable shoes project. The shoes can identity and transmit information for 10 different gait patterns (standing, sitting, turning left, turning right,...
 
Sensor health monitoring with dwellSense

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dwellSense
Originally started as a research project by Matt Lee at the Carnegie Mellon HCI lab dwellSense has now progressed into its next stage of development to provide "wellness through sensing and reflection" and enable early indicators and health checks for older adults. ...
 
Sensor Sleep Shirts: RestDevices

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Rest Devices
Think you might be suffering from sleep apnea? or just intrigued by what your sleep cycles are looking like over time?Up until recently if you wanted to test your quality of sleep your only real option was to enroll in an expensive medical study...
 
Shoe Sensors: Nike + Basketball

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Nike
Nike has unveiled a new element in their + products this week by rolling out Hyperdunk a sensor enabled shoe that Lebron James will first start wearing at the London Olympics later this year. Four different sensors and an accelerometer are located inside each...
 
Shoes that see: Le Chal

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Ducere Technologies
Anirudh Sharma is an Information Technology Engineer in India that has developed a haptic feedback shoe known as Le Chal (translated to “Take Along” in Hindi) to try and help the almost 300 million sufferers of visual impairment across the globe. The Le Chal...
 
Smart Pajamas with Exmobaby

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Exmovere Holdings
Exmovere Holdings a biomedical engineering company focused on government and consumer applications for healthcare, security and mobility has announced the availability of their Exmobaby smart pajamas (cozy name) to distributers and clinicians.The pajamas provide some peace of mind to new parents (and specifically addresses...
 
The Disappearing Computer

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Oliver Kreylos
The Augmented Reality Sandbox funded by the NSF and the sensing technology Touché from the Disney Research team are two projects giving us a glimpse of the next phase of user interface possibilities coming our way. We take a look at them both...
 
Toolkit for Sensing People in Spaces (TSPS)

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Rockwell Group
From their site: TSPS is a cross-platform Toolkit for Sensing People in Spaces. The Toolkit for Sensing People in Spaces (TSPS) works by extending the energy of a person,...
 
Wireless Asthma Inhaler: Chameleon

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The Chameleon is a web enabled inhaler targeted at helping children to better manage their Asthma. According to the project organizers Asthma is the most common childhood disease in the US resulting in 100 million missed school days and 18 million annual emergency room...
 
Withings Internet Scale and weight tracker

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Withings
Withings is a wifi body scale that automatically records your weight, fat mass and MBI and can upload it the internet for your review. It features automatic people recognition so more than one person can use it and the data can be shared...
 
Your Social Graph in physical form

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Obscura Digital
Last September in San Francisco Facebook held its annual developer conference F8. Creative agency Obscura Digital added a little spice to the event with their interactive physical installation constructed from participants Facebook social graph data they dubbed...
 
 
 
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