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Euro Space Agency's iPhone earbuds track heart rate

12/22, 4:50pm

ESA, CSEM develop heart rate-tracking earbuds

The European Space Agency has partnered with Swiss company CSEM to create the Pulsear prototype headphones for the iPhone, which are the first known to monitor heart rate. They don't require a chest belt like traditional methods of collecting heart rate data. Instead, the headphones send an infrared signal through the tissues in the wearer's ear.

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