The new Mimo Smart Baby Monitor is a great device for parents in the 21st century, offering insights on your baby's sleep activity, respiration, body position, and skin temperature, available on your iOS or Android device.
Google has invented a new smart contact lens that measures glucose levels in tears using a tiny wireless chip and miniature glucose sensor, a device that could potentially be incredibly useful for people with diabetes. Prototypes are currently being tested to record readings once every second, with plans to research the ability of using the device to serve as an early warning signal. Glucose levels in people with diabetes change so frequently, round-the-clock monitoring is required. A device like this could be very useful and maybe even save lives.
This tiny windmill could one day charge a mobile device, according to electrical engineering profressor J.C. Chiao and research associate Smitha Rao at the University of Texas at Arlington. The windmill is crafted using oragami techniques, folded into two-dimensionsial shapes, that measures at 1.8 millimeters in height and is constructed out of flexible nickel alloy. The pair envisions smartphone cases embedded with hundreds of these windmills that could charge the phones when waved through the air or come in contact with wind of any kind.