Thursday, April 23, 2015

Vital-Radio will monitor your heart rate and breathing through your Wi-Fi router

The fitness tracker market is set to boom over the next few years with Parks Associates predicting that the value of the market will increase to $5.4 billion in 2019, up from $2 billion in 2014. Everyone is releasing a fitness tracker or adding additional capabilities to devices that we already use, like the recently released ResearchKit from Apple.

However, researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have found a way to monitor heart and breathing rates without the need for a wearable device. The MIT team presented the system, Vital-Radio, at the 2015 CHI Conference currently taking place in Seoul, South Korea.

From the article "Vital-Radio will monitor your heart rate and breathing through your Wi-Fi router" by Colleen Kriel.

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