EurekAlert: Significant otter helps couples communicate from the heart

EurekAlert: Significant otter helps couples communicate from the heart. “[Fannie] Liu was part of a team from CMU, Snap and the University of Washington that built Significant Otter, an app designed primarily for smart watches that allows couples to communicate with each other based on their sensed heart rate. The team presented their work this month at the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) Conference.”

The Register: Google’s Pixel phones to measure heart rate and breathing, other ‘droids coming soon

The Register: Google’s Pixel phones to measure heart rate and breathing, other ‘droids coming soon. “Google has announced that its own Pixel Android phones will soon gain the power to measure users heart rate and respiratory rate. With the help of the Google Fit app, Pixel phones will measure breaths if users ‘place your head and upper torso in view of your phone’s front-facing camera and breathe normally.’”