Fitbit introduces new Sleep Animals feature to wearer profiles

Sleep Animals - People Sleeping wearing trackers

The fitness tracker wearers will be assigned a designation based on their typical sleeping patterns. Fitbit has announced that it is adding a new feature to its user profiles, which will include Sleep Animals that will be assigned to users based on their typical sleep cycles. The designation is meant to help people to better understand the type of sleeper they are. The Google-owned fitness tracking company is rolling out an overall profile for sleepers that is aimed at making it easier for people to understand their overnight rest data…

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Virtual reality workspaces boost stress and reduce productivity

Virtual reality - Remote working

Working a day job in the metaverse is harder on workers than continuing in reality. Meta and a number of other virtual reality companies have been pouring investments into creating VR work environments. The claim is that they provide a distraction-free space in which people can be more productive. They have stated that virtual reality workspaces cut out the distractions and stresses associated with a real, in-person environment. That said, researchers recently determined that these metaverse-based working environments are not only more frustrating and overwhelming than a traditional brick-and-mortar workspace,…

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Canadian city’s police uses virtual reality to improve mental health crisis response

Virtual Reality - Hamilton, Ontario

The city of Hamilton, Ontario is training with VR headsets to better their response to these cases. Officers in the Hamilton Police Service in Ontario, Canada are training using virtual reality to improve their response to individuals suffering mental health crises. The technology is helping officers to better diffuse situations and calm people without using force. The officers are experiencing highly realistic scenarios in a three-dimensional environment using a virtual reality headset. It allows them to experience a situation similar to one they might encounter in real life. It allows…

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Creepy AI robot named Ai-Da learns to paint

AI Robot - Image of robot painting

The creators of the technology have worked to let it paint in a capable, humanoid way. Ai-Da has become the first AI robot that has not only been created to look humanoid (still often called creepy, despite its realism), but also to paint in a way that could be considered artistic. While the creators worked hard to make it a highly capable robotic artist, that wasn’t the main point. The goal of the AI robot, according to those creators, is to draw society’s attention to the development of robotics and…

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Brain.Space EEG helmet heading to International Space Station

Brain.Space - International Space Station

The wearable technology will test the way neurological changes happen in low Earth orbit. Brain.Space, an Israeli tech start-up, has developed a helmet that will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) to measure the neurological impact of being in low Earth orbit. The helmet will be tested in the ISS’ US segment once the Axiom-1 private astronauts are aboard. The Axiom-1 astronauts are slated to stay on the ISS for a 10-day mission. The Brain.Space helmet will be one of a total of thirty experiments that will be…

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