Posts tagged GPS
SunSmart UV radiation alert and could save many lives.
The application store for iPhone and iPad, which amounts to some 300,000 titles, adds a new one that could save many lives in
Australia. SunSmart is a simple application made yesterday by the Cancer Council Victoria and VicHealth to help users of these devices to protect your skin from ultraviolet radiation, causing about 90% of cases of skin cancer the world.
This country is one of 5 who suffer most from this disease, according to the website of the Colombian League Against Cancer, and the Australian Committee on Cancer estimated that every year about 1,850 people in the country for this cause, rather than traffic accidents or diseases like AIDS
SunSmart can identify which city of Australia is its user, or can be configured to what place you want to receive alerts radiation levels and the hours should be increased sun protection. Furthermore, in the main screen always shows the time slot in which users must protect their skin, the weather of the city, the ranges of temperature and maximum radiation level expected for each day.
A team of researchers and computer scientists at the University of Newcastle, England, has developed a number of gadgets and electronics to improve the quality of life of older people, especially those with dementia or similar diseases.
The work includes a GPS, the location of the elderly in shopping malls or public places, kitchen accessories and other items of dailyuse. By Pablo Javier Piacente Scientific Trends. A team of researchers and computer scientists at the University of Newcastle, England, has developed a number of gadgets and electronics to improve the quality of life of older people, especially those with dementia or similar diseases.
Research has bases in Newcastle, Aberdeen and Nottingham, and is directed by Professor Paul Watson, Director of the North East Regional e-Science Centre, one of the research centers that depend on the School of Computing Science at the University of Newcastle.
According to a report published in The Journal and a press release of that university, the program is funded by the British government, as part of an ambitious general who has the support of companies Microsoft, IBM and Philips and whose central purpose the use of new technology to improve the quality of human life at all stages of their existence.
The idea is to ensure the inclusion of all people on digital life, especially children, elderly and disabled, who are the neediest. In this context, the research conducted by Watson develops a basic theme for the elderly. Worth mentioning that according to statistics, by 2050 there will be more people over 65 years under 16 in the UK.
In order to meet the needs of older people, the devices show created a simple design and an intuitive interface, as for example in GPS location technology designed to maintain independence in the mobility of elderly people with varying degrees of dementia .
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The Mobile World Congress 2010 has just closed its doors in Barcelona. The World Mobile Congress, this is THE event not to be missed for mobile phone manufacturers who are new in the coming year!
One thing is certain, in the pros, the basic mobile phone is now the radius of antiques store! No question of just only make andreceive calls or send text messages, today’s smartphones took their neighborhood market to the point that even the general public has adopted these phones once rather reserved the pros. Yes, but here, the iPhone has been there and has completely freed the uses of mobile web! Also, not a shadow of a “simple” mobile phone in Barcelona, up to smartphones! Asus, HTC, Nokia, Samsung, Blackberry and Sony-Ericsson, they were all there to present their new models! And the pros will have a choice this year is the least we can say!
Choose your mobile
But of course, before making your choice, or to equip your employees to a fleet of mobile, you need to establish a specification item by item! Do your shopping, for example, necessarily require a smartphone with integrated MP3 player latest, but probably appreciate a mail client (very) powerful!
Ditto for browsers! Ask yourself whether you or your staff will need a really powerful and fast browser or a standard browser would suffice! The mobile staff no doubt appreciate this feature. (more…)
Along WebOS 2.0, HP and Palm are launching a new smartphone, the Palm Pre 2, which will be available from October 22 SFR
To accompany the arrival of WebOS 2.0 is a new device is announced, or rather an evolution of existing flagship terminal, with the launch of the Palm Pre 2. With almost the same dimensions (100.6 x 59.6 x 17 mm 145 g), still has a full keyboard QWERTY slider, Palm Pre 2 shows the rounded shapes of the first Palm Pre.
It features a display 3.1 “touch multitouch 320 x 480 pixels and WiFi wireless connectivity and Bluetooth, and an A-GPS module. Featuring a 5 megapixel camera on the back, with the possibility of géotagguer photos and video recording, This phone supports UMTS / HSDPA 3.6 Mbps (he can not enjoy 7.2 Mbps data rates that recently introduced SFR).
Palm Pre 2 is equipped with various sensors (light, accelerometer, proximity sensor) and has 16 GB of internal memory. It is powered by a 1 GHz processor and connectivity side, we find a microUSB port and a 3.5mm headset prices.
Autonomy announced is 5 hours talk and 350 hours standby, with the possibility of using the induction charger Palm Touchstone, a specific shell is shipped with the device.
It is therefore more of an evolution of the lineage outcome Palm Pre that a new terminal scratched HP as we may be able to discover early in the year 2011, along with shelves under WebOS 2.0.
Palm Pre 2 will be available from October 22 at the operator SFR from 1 € with taking a subscription Illimythics Webphone 5 (in cashback, or 99 € less than 98 € reimbursed as part of the offer Multi-Pack SFR). (more…)
The car entertainment market is very promising for those who can provide a suitable embedded platform.
At Microsoft, it’s called Windows Embedded Automotive 7. The car is becoming more and more high-tech sound system board is changing rapidly and still offers more features, ranging from technical information relating to the vehicle multimedia entertainment for passengers.
During that Intel put major development of Atom processors and dedicated on the mobile platform for a couple MeeGo attractive for infotainment systems, with some success, Microsoft also has a branch embedded computing with Windows Embedded, which is the latest evolution Embedded Windows 7, which can be used for various mobile products such as GPS systems or autonomous touch pads.
And on this branch, here is a specific version for embedded systems in vehicles with Windows Automotive Embedded 7, now available. This particular version will enable automotive manufacturers and service providers to develop comprehensive infotainment systems may include voice commands, touch screens, communications Bluetooth headset, the interface manager of music content, navigation GPS, management of third party applications, all of which can interconnect with other devices.
Associated Microsoft technologies
It will even support Silverlight for Windows Embedded for creating interfaces 2D / 3D with rich language that can be tested and developed from a computer before being easily adapted to the target terminal. (more…)