Positive ID unveils stand-alone wireless diabetes tool: PositiveID Corp. (NSDQ:PSID) finished developing a stand-alone device for relaying portable glucose meter readings to an online database. The unit is designed not to require a computer so that users can simply log their readings and shoot them up straight to the server for doctor’s review.
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iFall: An Android fall detection app: Researchers at Florida State University developed an alert system for the Android smartphone platform that both detects falls and alerts authorities. Data from the device’s accelerometer is evaluated using several threshold-based algorithms and positional data to determine a fall, taking into account factors such as height, weight and level of activity of the user. When a fall is detected, a notification is raised requiring the user to respond. If he or she does not respond, the system alerts family or friends via SMS.