It Knows When You Are Sleeping…

It Knows When You Are Sleeping…

Okay, this wearable Health Tech doesn’t really have that much to do with health, unless perhaps you’d include avoiding the anguish of sleeping through your favorite TV show a mental health issue. But it’s too good to pass up, especially given that...
The First Tricorder?

The First Tricorder?

On the classic Star Trek TV series, the Enterprise crew carried “tricorders” that were multipurpose scanner and analysis devices. Dr. McCoy had a special version that could diagnose injuries and disease. Now a Chinese company has released a multi-function...
Smart Shoe Inserts Track Wearer, Indoors or Out

Smart Shoe Inserts Track Wearer, Indoors or Out

Keeping track of a family member can be as simple as getting them to put on their shoes (or slippers). GTX Corporation has two versions of their SmartSole products, one for indoor use, and one for outdoors. The indoor insoles rely on low-power Bluetooth LE to...
Organic Electronics Redefine Pulse-Ox Devices

Organic Electronics Redefine Pulse-Ox Devices

Next to heart rate and respiration, one of the most critical biometrics in healthcare is the blood-oxygen saturation level. This is a measure of how much oxygen is in the blood, and indirectly, how well the patient’s heart and lungs are working together. The...
New Electronic Skin Senses Direction

New Electronic Skin Senses Direction

One challenge for artificial limbs — whether they are attached to a robot or to a human as a prosthetic — is to sense pressure. The feedback from your fingertips tells you if you are gripping an object firmly enough. If it starts to slip, you can sense it...