This Week in the Internet of Things (IoT): 12/19/2014

Each week, we scour the Internet superhighway for the latest and greatest Internet of Things news. From product launches to thought leadership articles, below are our five favorite IoT items this week.

Wristband Records Your TV Show When You Fall Asleep

Fall Asleep TV Wristband

Wearable technology is great, but so much of it is obsessed with getting you fit. Apps can track your heartbeat, encourage you to hit the gym, and remind you just how many calories were in that last donut. But what about a product designed for more relaxed individuals? Wouldn’t it be helpful, say, if a wristband could tell if you doze off while watching the TV, then automatically record the rest of the show? Read more.

How Computers Will Replace Your Doctor

Healthcare Diagnosis Software

This great article outlines some of the newest advances in the world of computer-based healthcare, from cheap and easily accessible blood tests to software that can out-diagnose human doctors. Read more.

3 Industries ‘Internet Of Things’ Entrepreneurs Can Disrupt

IoT Entrepreneurship

So far, IoT technology has been mostly adopted by the manufacturing industry using machine-to-machine (M2M) communication. However, with rapid innovation of IoT technology, more and more industries are taking advantage of this new way of life. Read more.

Quadriplegic Successfully Uses Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm

Mind Controlled Robotic Arm

In 2012, a quadriplegic woman managed to move a robotic arm, using only her thoughts, to a level of proficiency that allowed her to eat a chocolate bar using said arm. The University of Pittsburgh team behind the study didn’t stop there, though. Read more.

Students Use Smart Tech In Football Helmets To Detect Injuries

Smart Tech Football Helmets

Imagine a football helmet with brain wave probes and a device that measures acceleration forces to detect concussions on the field and directly communicate the information to medical staff. Read more.

 

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