Wearable sensor could help detect falls, user's body temperature

A new wearable sensor tag, which can be attached to walkers or worn on the wrist, has the ability to detect everything from a fall to a user's body temperature.

The tag, currently in prototype, transmits data via Bluetooth Low Energy, according to a CIO report. Created by Fujitsu, the sensor is part of the vendor's Internet of Things platform system called Ubiquitousware.

"These sensors stand out for the many business apps such as medicine or security that are easily incorporated through our cloud solutions," Tatsuhiro Ohira, a general manager in Fujitsu's Ubiquitous Business Strategy Unit, told CIO. The sensors are similar to what is being used in mHealth devices for collecting and tracking fitness and health data. Article