The Columbia Chronicle

New app can detect vital signs using iPhone camera

By Lindsey Woods

October 17, 2011

A team of biomedical engineers have developed a smartphone app that can track vital signs, such as heart rate, through the use of built-in mobile phone cameras.Although the app isn’t scheduled to hit markets until the end of the year, Ki Chon, professor and head of biomedical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, located in Massachusetts, said it will be marketed mostly to medical professionals. He said apps related...

Making noise in fashion

By Brianna Wellen

September 7, 2010

In Vogue’s September issue, between Marc Jacobs advertisements and a Halle Berry feature, Nick Cave found his own designs gracing the legendary magazine’s pages.The Chicago-based artist won’t be shy about the accomplishment when he returns to his students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he is the head of the graduate fashion program.“I’m going to have [the issue] close to my chest hugging it,...

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