This Smart Baby Camera Can See When an Infant Stops Breathing

Any parent that’s squinted at a live feed from a baby camera, trying to spot the subtle movements that indicate their child is still breathing, will wish they had First Alert’s new Onelink Envirocam that can monitor an infant’s respiration rate from afar. Read More >>

Is Apple’s New Meditation App More Full of Shit Than Deepak Chopra?

Hundreds of so-called “mindfulness” apps already clutter the web. Now Apple is integrating such an app into its Watch, and pitching it with a quote from new-age hokum peddler Deepak Chopra — just a few days after Chopra introduced his own mindfulness app. Read More >>

I Stop Breathing When I Type and You Probably Do, Too

I noticed a pretty unnerving problem recently. It was a normal day at work. I, being a blogger, spend a lot of time pounding on a little keyboard and staring at a big screen. While working on an especially stressful post and a particularly challenging paragraph, I started getting lightheaded. I'd stopped breathing. Read More >>

Breathing Smarter For Better Performance

During any form of physical exertion, most people don't think about breath until they're gasping for it. The most advanced exercisers among us are conscious of trying to breathe lower, into their bellies. But there's an even better way, and making this simple switch will get more oxygen into your blood, faster. Read More >>

Your Awful Breath Has Its Own Fingerprint

The next time you wake up with morning breath, you can take pride that though it smells bad, no one else's is quite like yours. According to a recent study, you've got a "breathprint" that is not only unique to you, but could also predict diseases. Read More >>

Future Fords Adapt and React to Driver Anxiety

Cars are cutting you up on the motorway. Your pulse quickens. You need to concentrate. What you really need is absolute silence — no phone calls, no music. In this kind of situation, a new stress-sensing system developed by Ford would shut down the distractions the moment driving becomes tense. Read More >>

Wi-Fi Signals May Be Used To Track Your Movement Inside Your House

Neal Patwari of the University of Utah discovered that breathing affects Wi-Fi signal strength. Chest expansion during a breath bends the wireless signals and they lose some power. This slight drop can be measured and used to calculate your breathing rate. Read More >>