mHealth: Smartwatches sense hand activity


Image: man with smartwatch playing piano; Copyright: Carnegie Mellon University

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) have used a standard smartwatch to figure out when a wearer was typing on a keyboard, washing dishes, petting a dog, playing piano or a number of other hand activities.

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