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# sensors

All time
# babycam
New wireless cameras to revolutionise care of premature babies
The skin sensors currently used to monitor vital signs in babies born prematurely generate false alarms in up to 90% of cases.
# G-putty
Irish scientists mix silly putty with graphene to create ultra-sensitive health sensors
‘G-putty’ is said to be 100 times more receptive than a normal sensor and is able to detect the footsteps of small spiders.
# Behind The Scenes
Android apps can be used to track your whereabouts without you knowing
Researchers found a way to figure out a phone’s whereabouts without relying on GPS or WiFi.
# swerve to avoid
You could help fix potholes by driving over them
The company patented a method that would allow cars to detect them and help create a database.
# inked up
The Apple Watch is having problems recognising users with tattooed wrists
The watch’s sensor is unable to detect a heartbeat if there’s a tattoo covering the skin.
# Rise of the Machines
Volvo's new self-driving cars could be better drivers than humans
The Swedish car manufacturers announced their plans this week.
# big data
These are the challenges faced in making our cities smarter
Numerous cities across the world, including Dublin, are engaging with projects that will make their cities smarter, but what are the concerns?
# Navigation
NASA's space robots are getting Google smartphones
The Project Tango devices would allow the robots to sense sharp angles inside the space station and create a 3D map that would allow them to navigate the space station.
# health tracker
Samsung unveils real-time health wristband and healthcare platform
The Simband is a wearable device which uses numerous sensors to track information like heart rate, movement, body temperature and other metrics on a continuous basis.
# Internet of Things
Dublin to become the first fully 'sensored' city in the world
More than 200 gateways, which will feature up to six sensors for each one, will gather and monitor environmental data such as air quality, and noise levels in the city.
# 3D sensors
Google's latest project is a smartphone that maps everything around it
Project Tango, which uses built-in 3D sensors to map your surroundings, is powered by a processor created by Irish company Movidius.
# Beep beep
US officials plan to reduce accidents by proposing 'talking-cars' system
The new proposal, if passed, would require vehicles to communicate information such as speed, location and direction travelled to help reduce collisions.
# Come to Life
'Wearable' book lets you experience characters' emotions while reading
The book and wearable vest uses sensors and can trigger feedback based on the protagonist’s emotional or physical state.
# IHS Automotive
54 million self-driving cars to be on the roads by 2035
It’s expected that by 2050, vehicles with self-driving capabilities will outnumber manual cars across the globe.