Sensoria Socks Help Avoid Running Injuries [video]

Sensoria socks

Increasing health consciousness and wide variety of fitness trackers and wearables have made people conscious of their health. With data of all sorts being tracker, running for leisure is one of the most common activities today. But this has led to increase in running related injuries as well.

Sensoria, developer of connected wearable devices, has announced the availability of their smart socks called Fitness Socks that are embedded with three proprietary textile sensors. The conductive fiber relays data to the Bluetooth-enabled anklet which pairs with a companion mobile app. The app gives users real-time updates on form, distance, pace, speed, ascent, descent, altitude, foot contact time (milliseconds), number of steps, and cadence. The gathered data can be viewed on a web based dashboard and/or mobile device. Any other wearable device gathers the information distance and pace among other things but the unique feature of Sensoria is that it combines this data with foot landing technique, shoe comparison and real time feedback on how to run smarter. The app has a virtual coach that allows users to customize their workout, provides real-time audio and video feedback during the run and may help avoid injuries related to impact forces, foot landing and running form. These socks are machine washable.

With advantages like real-time audio and video feedback, performance management, and injury reduction, runners can benefit from Sensoria Fitness Socks. It is easy to see how this same technology could be applied to other health and medical conditions, such as analyzing the gait of the elderly or stroke recovery patients.

IBM Watson Learns to See Medical Images [video]

X-ray Multiple Part Of Adult And Child And Disease

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then medical imaging data completely eclipses all other medical record information about a patient. With x-rays, MRI, and other digital imaging technology available to healthcare professionals, some radiologists must handle more than 100,000 images a day according to IBM Research. Still, most of the viewing and analysis […]

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Handheld Device Captures Vital Signs Quickly [video]

MouthLab

Wearables seem to have found their niche in healthcare sector. There are a number of companies working to develop wearables that can help make patient care timely, effective and accessible anywhere and anytime. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is one such university where doctors and engineers are collaborating to come up with a wearable […]

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Eye Tracking System Available across Platforms [video]

SMI Eye Tracking

One of the challenges for wearable Health Tech devices is the user interface; how can you interact with and control the device if it’s too small for a touch panel or if you have physical limitations that prevent you from using traditional input technologies? There is no single answer to this problem. Speech recognition, touch, […]

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Pill Measures Body Temperature

Bodycap e-Celsius

Wearable health tech is making in-roads in all areas including monitoring the core temperature of human bodies. e-Celsius Performance is a connected pill that tracks the core temperature of the wearer, and it is now available. The pill is made by the French company BodyCap. Similar to a device already in use in hospitals and other clinical settings, it monitors […]

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Energy Harvesting Powers Lasers for Bone Growth

Self-power laser bone growth

Light from low-power infrared lasers can help promote bone growth, speeding up healing after bone repairs. One problem is that patients can only spend a limited time getting light treatments in a clinical setting. Wouldn’t it be great if you could create a wearable device that would provide the laser treatment all the time as […]

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Wireless Sensor Helps Prevent Bedsores

Leaf Patient Monitor

In hospitals, nurses constantly have to prioritize patients based on their needs and changes in their condition. While critical patients and conditions are given priority, not so acute conditions fall down the priority list and can become a burden on patient and nurses. One such non-critical task is routine patient turning to prevent patients hospital-acquired […]

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New Flexible Electricity Storage for Wearables

Supercap flat-pack

Wearable Health Tech devices need power, and in almost all cases, this comes from stored electricity. Chemical batteries are still the technology of choice, but the search is on in earnest for better solutions. One enticing area of exploration is the supercapacitor — or supercap — which like a battery has the ability to store […]

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Health Tech Firm Helps with Anemia Detection

eyenemia

Anemia is a condition in of having a lower-than-normal number of red blood cells or quantity of hemoglobin (the protein found in red blood cells). The condition occurs due to excessive blood loss, when the body does not produce enough blood cells, or when the body destroys the blood cells. Patients suffering from anemia often feel tired, look pale, […]

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Portal Lets Patients Share Wearable Data with Doctors

According to market research firm IDC, 26.4 million wearable devices were shipped in 2014. The firm expects the shipments to grow by 173% to reach 72 million units in 2015. Wearable devices capture multiple health and fitness related data points. They capture heart rate, steps per day, sleep patterns among other vitals. Missing, till now, is a connection […]

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