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# sensors - Monday 17 April, 2017

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.

# sensors - Friday 9 December, 2016

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.

# sensors - Thursday 11 August, 2016

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.

# sensors - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

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.

# sensors - Thursday 30 April, 2015

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.

# sensors - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Volvo's new self-driving cars could be better drivers than humans

The Swedish car manufacturers announced their plans this week.

# sensors - Saturday 15 November, 2014

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?

# sensors - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

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.

# sensors - Thursday 29 May, 2014

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.

# sensors - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

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.

# sensors - Friday 21 February, 2014

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.

# sensors - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

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.

# sensors - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

'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.

# sensors - Monday 6 January, 2014

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.