Wall-mounted health monitor detects walking speeds and patterns

Wall-mounted health monitor detects walking speeds and patterns

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Health monitors are an important part of keeping the population fit and well and we’ve seen many new inventions of late. These smart socks give diabetics warnings of damaging foot ulcers, and there are smart bras which can monitor cardiovascular health. But not everyone likes wearable monitors. A research team at MIT – in collaboration with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Boston University School of Medicine – has developed a new kind of health monitor that is hanged on the wall and transmits low-range radio signals to study the walking patterns and speeds of multiple people at once.

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