Baby Monitor Lets You Sleep Better

Baby Monitor Lets You Sleep Better

Parents worry about their children. It’s natural. Parents of newborns worry more. Parents with their first baby worry the most. (As a grandparent of a newborn, I can also say that grandparents also worry.) When our children were infants, all we could do was try...
Low-Power Sensor Chip Needs No Battery

Low-Power Sensor Chip Needs No Battery

Energy harvesting collects power from ambient sources, such as heat, light, or motion, and converts it into another form of energy. In most cases, it produces electricity to do useful work or to be stored for use later. One missing piece, however, is computing...
Want Chips with Those Pills?

Want Chips with Those Pills?

One of the biggest challenges for caregivers and health professionals is helping patients adhere to their prescription medication schedules. Many treatments require specific doses taken at regular intervals, and missed or late doses can cause problems ranging from a...
iPhone Becomes Smallest Glucometer

iPhone Becomes Smallest Glucometer

If you have a smartphone, you have a powerful computer in your pocket. You can get all sorts of devices that can transform your phone into a stereo music system, a credit card reader, and even a projector. Some of the most intriguing applications, however, are add-on...