Dec 182014
 
 December 18, 2014

Andrej Sokolow reports:

… the steady spread of sensors means more data is being accumulated all the time. Everything from blood pressure, to the time of day one typically leaves one’s house to a person’s standard bedtime to how many times one rolls over in bed – it’s all potentially captured by this new, personal technology.

Some see the flood of information as a source of potential. Start-up Vivametrica plans to take anonymized data from fitness data and try to forecast cases of health problems like diabetes or heart disease.

Taking it even further, Sension – an app for Google Glass, the company’s networked spectacles – can track 76 points on the face of a person being viewed with the glasses and put together an analysis of the subject’s emotional well-being. The idea is that this could help workers in sales as they try to assess how customers feel. But how might the customers feel about such analysis?

Read more on Government Technology.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for this link.

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