New Company Launches Fabric Sensor Systems

New Company Launches Fabric Sensor Systems

BeBop Sensors is a new company that could play a role in a variety of wearable Health Tech devices and applications. A spin-off from a business that already has made more than a million sensors for musical applications, the company has launched its BeBop Wearable...
Money Flooding into Health Tech Ventures

Money Flooding into Health Tech Ventures

The management consulting firm Oliver Wyman recently published  a report on “The Patient-to-Consumer Revolution: How High Tech, Transparent Marketplaces and Consumer Power Are Transforming U.S. Healthcare.” According to the company, Health Tech ventures...
Sounds Like Power Transfer

Sounds Like Power Transfer

One problem with embedded sensors for health and medical applications is getting power to the devices. Physical wires brought to the skin can be difficult to embed and pose a risk as an entry point for infection. Wireless power transfer is one possibility, but some...
Flexible Battery Could Be Game Changer

Flexible Battery Could Be Game Changer

Better battery technology continues to be the linchpin for the creation of new mobile and wearable devices. Designers are looking for battery technologies that are thinner, lighter, and pack more power storage capacity into the space and weight required by the...
Got a Great Health Tech Idea?

Got a Great Health Tech Idea?

It’s not enough to have a better mousetrap. It takes a lot of work to launch a new product of any sort, but especially when it’s a technology product, and if it involves health or medicine, well, the challenges can be enormous. That’s why Dr. Charles...
Unlocking the Secrets of Sweat

Unlocking the Secrets of Sweat

An article in IEEE Spectrum describes work by researchers at the University of Cincinnati and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratories. They started with the fact that signs of over-exertion and dehydration can be detected in a person’s sweat before the problem...
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