Low-Power Sensor Chip Needs No Battery

Low-Power Sensor Chip Needs No Battery

Energy harvesting collects power from ambient sources, such as heat, light, or motion, and converts it into another form of energy. In most cases, it produces electricity to do useful work or to be stored for use later. One missing piece, however, is computing...
New Sensor for Better Heart Monitors

New Sensor for Better Heart Monitors

Many fitness devices measure your heart rate, but they often require an uncomfortable chest strap, or they simply may not be all that accurate. The Chinese company PixArt Imaging recently announced a new sensor that addresses this problem. The PAH 8001 is a tiny...
Lenovo Challenges Google Glass

Lenovo Challenges Google Glass

When it comes to head-mounted displays these days, most people think of Google Glass first. But a new product is coming to market that could challenge for leadership in this new market. In an announcement today, smart glasses creator Vuzix announced a major deal with...
Seniors Are Receptive to Health Tech Devices

Seniors Are Receptive to Health Tech Devices

One of the biggest markets for Health Tech devices is to provide monitoring and support of elderly individuals in a variety of settings, from independent living in their own home to supervised care in a health facility. But what do seniors think about technology?...
Faster, Cheaper Test for Type 1 Diabetes

Faster, Cheaper Test for Type 1 Diabetes

There are two kinds of diabetes. Type 2 is the one that most people think of; it typically develops in patients as a result of obesity and diet-related factors. The result is a resistance to insulin which leads to problems controlling blood sugar levels. The other...
New Operating System for Medical Devices

New Operating System for Medical Devices

You may not have heard of QNX Software Systems, but you’ve probably heard of their parent company: Blackberry. The subsidiary is very active in the automotive telematics industry, but they also produce software for medical applications. The company recently...
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