Mobile

Brainworks uses smartphone camera and AI to detect your heart rate, breathing

Brainworks is combining artificial intelligence and simple smartphone camera images to automatically detect someone’s heart rate or breathing rate. And that’s just one of the tricks that the Emeryville, California-based company is pursuing in its overall goal to use intelligent ambient biometric sensors to make healthcare better. Phillip Alvelda, CEO of Brainworks, spoke at our […]

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Your smartphone could be the key to predicting natural disasters

Wireless communication links, social networks, and smartphones as examples of data-generating sources that can be harnessed for environmental monitoring. Noam David One of the challenges for atmospheric scientists is gathering enough data to understand the complex, planet-wide weather system. As atmospheric changes in one location can have profound effects on the climate in far away […]