The 'Eco Sensor Concept', dreamt up by researchers at mobile phone manufacturer Nokia, consists of two parts. A wearable sensor unit made up of solar cells analyses local environment, health, and weather conditions and is worn on a wrist or neck strap. Near field communication technology (NFC) then relays information from the sensor to a dedicated NFC-compatible mobile phone.
Users can choose which energy-saving sensors they want inside the sensing device, customizing the handset according to their personal tastes. According to Nokia researchers, fitness enthusiasts could opt for a “personal trainee” handset, offering users an on board heart-rate monitor and motion detector (for measuring walking pace).
Nokia is hoping its 'Eco Sensor Concept' will help “stimulate an ongoing discussion and idea sharing – both within the mobile industry and with consumers.”
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By Guy Dixon on Dec 13, 2007 7:18AM