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RunScribe sensor shows how you run

RunScribe sensor shows how you run

Running is the favorite activity for many fitness enthusiasts, and to help show those runners how they run is the runScribe from Scribe Labs. The runScribe is a small sensor that attaches to the back of one's shoe, gathering data and transforming it into a three-dimensional view of how a person runs.

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Biovigil targets hospital handwashing with color-coded badges

Biovigil targets hospital handwashing with color-coded badges

Proper handwashing is a simple, yet vitally important task, especially when it comes to doctors and nurses. The occurrence of infections in patients that result after admittance is high, and in a bid to help solve this problem, Biovigil has unveiled a color-coded badge and sensor system that shames doctors that don't scrub up.

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Sony Smart Tennis Sensor: tracking your performance

Sony Smart Tennis Sensor: tracking your performance

Sony has taken the wraps off a new sensor that aims to take your tennis game up a notch. The Smart Tennis Sensor is a small device that is fixed to the bottom of your tennis racket (if you have a compatible model, that is) and tracks your performance, dishing it up on your mobile device via the related app.

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NFL will use tracking sensors on players this season

NFL will use tracking sensors on players this season

The NFL is about to give its athletes a technological boost, with plans being in place to embed tracking sensors in shoulder pads for the upcoming season. Reports USA Today, this represents the first so-called "live phase" of a project the NFL hopes will bolster the experience for fans and improve training.

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Runtastic Orbit runs rings around the wearable competition [UPDATE]

Runtastic Orbit runs rings around the wearable competition [UPDATE]

Runtastic, makers of some fine fitness accessories and mobile apps, is taking another stab at the growing wearable market. With Runtastic Orbit, the company is offering a 24-hour tracking device and fitness monitor that is designed to cater to anyone and everyone, whether you are a dedicated fitness buff or simply a health-conscious individual.

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New Apple patents hint at iWatch and wearable features

New Apple patents hint at iWatch and wearable features

The USPTO has just published three new patents filed by Apple way back in 2012 detailing smart, adaptive, and sensor-based features. While some of these can almost fit any type of smart device, even an iPhone itself, they do make more sense when put inside the context of a wearable apparatus, perhaps the fabled iWatch.

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iPhone 6 tipped to include barometer sensor

iPhone 6 tipped to include barometer sensor

Following the plethora of iPhone 6 leaks that have surfaced, a rumor of a different sorts related to the next Apple handset has appeared. Some code spotted in iOS 8 by the folks at 9to5Mac hints at a couple features the iPhone 6 may offer, as well as accompanying hardware.

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GForceTracker for athletes: a bid against brain trauma

GForceTracker for athletes: a bid against brain trauma

Sports, for all their fun, have left many athletes with disabilities of various sorts related to brain trauma. Different technological efforts have been crafted in a bid against this reality, and one of them is the GForceTracker. The company behind the small sensor has announced that it's the first to receive Hit Count certification for Hockey and Lacrosse.

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New goal-line tech at FIFA causes confusion

New goal-line tech at FIFA causes confusion

It may have been lauded for having finally stepped into the 21st century and embraced technology, but FIFA might be feeling a tinge of regret right now. While the newly implemented goal-line tech showed a goal, awarding France its victory over Honduras, many people who claimed to have seen or seen the replay claimed otherwise.

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Sony’s next image sensor mimics the human eye

Sony’s next image sensor mimics the human eye

The next step in image sensor technology as created by Sony appears to be bending the way they see the world. Sony is inventing a set of curved CMOS image sensors that are curved, creating a surface which is able to capture images far more like a human eye than any flat image sensor could.

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TomTom Runner Cardio GPS sports watch keeps track of your heart

TomTom Runner Cardio GPS sports watch keeps track of your heart

Mapping and navigation company TomTom has just launched the latest in its line of GPS-enabled sports accessories. Aside from keeping tabs on your location, the Runner Cardio GPS also monitors your heart rate so that you can best adjust your training regimen.

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Apple patent reveals multi-talented extendable stylus

Apple patent reveals multi-talented extendable stylus

It seems that Apple might be seriously mulling over backtracking on its anti-stylus stance, at least in theory. But the Cupertino-based tech company isn't just going for a run of the mill nib but is envisioning an input device that sounds like a dream come true, or even too good to be true.

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