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respiration

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Engineers harness power from human respiration

A plastic microbelt that vibrates when passed by low-speed airflow could lead to a new generation of microscale biomedical devices that are powered by human breath.

By Oct. 5, 2011

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Glucose-based battery has 10 times energy of lithium: researchers

Researchers at Virginia Tech have developed a working sugar-powered fuel cell with energy density greater than that of current lithium-ion batteries.

By Feb. 4, 2014

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Apple supplier Foxconn cooks up its own smartwatch

Compatible with the iPhone, the new smartwatch can check phone calls and Facebook posts.

By Jun. 27, 2013

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Tiny monitor tracks vital signs sans skin contact

The 2-inch-wide sensor, which tracks heart rate, respiration, and movement, is non-invasive and wearable.

By Feb. 2, 2012

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Spacesuit of the future could power gadgetry with body heat

Researchers at Kansas State are investigating how the difference in temperature between body heat and a spacesuit's cooling garment could run the suit's electronics.

By Dec. 3, 2013

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What a heart rate monitor says about your relationship

Researchers at UC Davis find that the heart rates of couples in romantic relationships actually sync up when they are close together -- and that they don't between two people who aren't involved.

By Feb. 13, 2013

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Aussie firefighters swallowing pills that read core body temp

The wireless capsule works alongside a belt that also tracks skin temperature, pulse, and respiration rate and is being used this year in the fight against bush fires in Australia.

By Jan. 24, 2013

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Golden-i headset could change the way people save lives

In just a few years, police, fire, and emergency officials may wear a tech-infused headset that could radically transform the way they work. Crave's Christopher MacManus goes heads-on at CES 2013.

By Jan. 10, 2013

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5 Verizon innovations we really hope don't get misused

At its Innovation Center, Verizon displayed a few of the novel tech gadgets it developed in partnership with other companies. Note to evil geniuses: These devices are for the benefit of mankind.

By Oct. 10, 2013

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Mirror, mirror, show me my vital signs

A team at MIT is using widely available low-res Webcam imaging to measure the human pulse, and is now working on expanding readings to respiration and blood pressure.

By Oct. 5, 2010