Watch Pickett's Charge live through webcam July 3 (www.pennlive.com)
If you can’t make it to Gettysburg, you can still watch the action of Pickett’s Charge through a streaming webcam furnished by the National Park Service and EarthCam.The live views will be available from 3-4:30 p.m. July 3 through a webcam atop the Nicholas Codori barn south of Gettysburg on the east side of Emmitsburg Road. more... 7/1/2013
New heart app highlights ties between Wichita State, academic inventors (kansascity.com)
Jeremy Patterson monitors Ryan Waterson on a treadmill at WSU using a web camera linked to software that reads Waterson's heart rate by the color changes in his face.
As in “heart rate.”
It can read heart pulses in peoples’ faces. It can tell what your heart rate is even with no electrodes hooked to your chest.
Patterson, who has a doctorate in physical exercise, says the Heart R8 could be a nifty invention for the fitness industry.
And because the Heart R8 can tell when your pulse is racing, it might eventually point the way to other inventions for other industries.
Such as those that might want to watch people’s faces at airports or at the Boston Marathon. Watch the faces, find the person with the racing heart. Is he up to no good?
This Exercise Bike Features a Huge Touchscreen, Webcam and Live-Streaming Spin Classes (techland.time.com)
Ever been to a spin class? Me neither. All the yelling, am I right?! People love spinning, though. If you’re one of those people, this bike may interest you.
For starters, it’s basically like taking a spin class except you don’t have to leave your house. It’s my understanding that some popular spin classes fill up quickly, meaning you can’t get a bike. In this case, you’re using your own bike and the spin class is being broadcast live from a studio in New York. more... 6/25/2013
Is there a doctor on the webcam? (nationmultimedia.com)
Thailand's hospitals have long been using Facebook and other cyber tools to advertise themselves and their services to those seeking medical care. Incorporating technological assistance into modules that will help reduce burden on medical personnel is understandably much more difficult but both Bangkok's public and private hospitals have recently launched applications that they feel will improve patient care.
Ramathibodi Hospital has introduced an app that works like a video call and allows patients to communicate with doctors and nursing staff. Here, online consultations do away with the time-consuming process of registering at 5am and waiting hours to see a doctor for five or 10 minutes.
The service at private facilities Samitivej and BNH hospitals is much faster so their apps offer patients the possibility of calling an ambulance with GPS guidance and, for selected patients, provide nurses who act as personalised health secretaries. more... 6/11/2013
Fla. group installs Burrowing Owl webcam (miamiherald.com)
South Florida officials are setting up a webcam to provide a sneak peek into a colony of Burrowing Owls and raise awareness about their habitat.
Burrowing Owls are pint-sized birds that live in open, treeless areas and are listed as a species of special concern. They spend most of their time on the ground, where their sandy brown plumage provides camouflage from potential predators. Burrowing Owls are most active at dawn and dusk. The male stands guard at the entrance while the female spends more time below. more... 6/10/2013