This week I’m in Berlin visiting Bayer’s Grants 4 Apps health accelerator and checking out the mobile health start-ups in the area. Interesting to see that camera based pulse oximetry is proving very popular in this space.
Been spending some time with Cortrium, a wearable bio-sensor company I came across at Quantified Self Europe back in March, having fun checking out their tech and learning more about the business side of medical sensing. Very exciting stuff!
Advances in Physiological Computing, the research collection I’ve been working on the past few years will be available for purchase from April 30th from Springer. Chapter previews are now online including the foreword by Dr Alan Pope of NASA Langley Research Center.
Over at PhysiologicalComputing.net me and Steve announced our upcoming book Advances in Physiological Computing: an edited collection of the latest research in the field. The book will be released in April by Springer. You can check out the book webpage at Springer here and our book webpage here.
I’m off to Oggcamp tomorrow to demo a mobile GSR sensor. The device was originally commissioned by FACT (and built by Madlab) for an art exhibit I was involved in earlier in the year, however owing to time constraints we replaced the sensor for an off-the-shelf heart rate monitor. As the technical consultant involved in this venture the sensor has a couple of features I like in all my devices, such as being Bluetooth (easy to connect to) and a step counter (to manage data loss). I’m surprised how how many wireless sensors don’t provide a means to manage data loss, they just seem to assume their operating as a wired device which is the wrong assumption to make as research depending on time-locked signals becomes impossible. Continue reading Oggcamp, GSR and Horror Games→