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Sarah Boyle Article 10 In the article Sensor Monitors Kids’ Screen Time by Emily Waltz, the idea of a device tracking the amount of time a person spends near electronics/screens was examined. In this generation kids and adults spend more time watching movies, television, on their tablets, cell phones, video chat, and social media. We do not track our time on these things, parents may pay attention to their young children but as we grow older it becomes less of a concern. Self- reporting is the main tool for researchers to gather data on screen time, but it is unreliable. According to the article, MIT has addressed this problem by creating wristband sensor (paragraph 3). To develop the tool, the researchers took an off-the-shelf color sensor commonly used within televisions and other screens to calibrate color and brightness, and applied a learning algorithm that enabled them to figure out how to use that color data to determine when a screen was nearby. Light from screens tends to be dynamic, and the balance of colors is
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