#GPS

The Technology Behind Wearable Health Monitors

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Wearable health monitors are a great way to track your health and fitness levels. These devices can be as simple as a pedometer or as complex as a heart rate monitor that can give you real-time feedback on your workout. The technology behind wearable health monitors is constantly...

Inmarsat trial to boost GPS performance in the UK

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London based Inmarsat is looking to augment GPS performance across the UK in a new trial of UKSBAS – the UK Space-Based Augmentation System. The trial will test out a new overlay system aimed to improve the performance of GPS signals across the country. The project is being...

QEPrize awarded to the creators of GPS

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This year the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering has gone to the team behind the Global Positioning System (GPS). The prestigious prize was today awarded to Professor Bradford Parkinson, Dr James Spilker, Hugo Fruehauf and Richard Schwartz. Professor Parkinson is known for his GPS applications such as...

Vertigo Project promises hi-fidelity positioning for almost any moving object

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UK start-up Vertigo has combined some mind-bending maths with ARM’s mBed microprocessor to create a device that is capable of combining an accelerometer, gyroscope and GPS to tell you exactly where you have gone and how fast you were going Small enough to strap onto a GoPro it...

Cameras planted into Rhino horns to stop poachers

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Rhinos in South Africa will be fitted with tiny spy cameras and tracking collars by conservationists, to reduce the threat of poaching. The new technology means rhinos can be tracked by scientists 24/7, and a heart rate monitor will alert them if they come under attack from poachers....