It's not often you get to write about the keynote speaker at your high school graduation (p.s. - Class of '93 was
the best ever, way better than the Class of '94), but Dr. Mae Jemison, former astronaut and host of some CNet TV show
we can't remember the name of, has a new company called BioSentient which is working on a wearable diagnostic device
called the MobileMe that uses the same technology that NASA uses to remotely monitor an astronaut's breathing, heart
rate, sweating, and digestion. The info can then be wirelessly relayed back to a doctor or a special wrist display.
Catching heart attacks seems like the most obvious application, but they're also pitching it as a behavior modification
device, since it'll help people identify the physiological signs of anxiety and anger even before they actually feel
anxious or angry. Or something like that.
[Via Near Near Future]