Teenager Builds Breath to Speech Device [video]

Teenager Builds Breath to Speech Device [video]

Did you read about the teenager who created sensor-socks for his grandfather who has dementia? Here is another inspiring story about a 16-year-old living on the opposite side of the world who has created an “augmentative and alternative communication”...
What Would You Do with a Hopped-Up Headset?

What Would You Do with a Hopped-Up Headset?

Bluetooth headsets for cellphones have become commonplace. These days, hardly anyone notices when a guy goes walking down the street talking to himself. But headsets could be do so much more than just be a wireless receiver for a telephone. That’s why...
Movement Disorder Tracker Gets FDA Approval

Movement Disorder Tracker Gets FDA Approval

More than 6 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, which is just one of many chronic movement disorders. The tremors and other uncontrolled movements can be treated using the medicine levodopa, which increases the amount of...
100 Million Patient Monitor Devices to Ship

100 Million Patient Monitor Devices to Ship

Where’s the money in the wearables market? One more report points again to the health and medical segments. A new report from ABI Research predicts that about 100 million wearable remote patient monitoring (RPM) devices will ship over the next five years. The...
Printed Battery Powered by Sweat

Printed Battery Powered by Sweat

A group of scientists at the University of California San Diego have come up with a novel way to power wearable Health Tech devices: sweat. When you exercise your muscles, they produce lactate. The harder your muscles work, the more lactate they produce. Athletes and...
New Family of Wearable Chips Cuts Power Use

New Family of Wearable Chips Cuts Power Use

Remember your old “dumb” cellphone? The one that you could charge once or twice a week, depending on how much time you spent talking on calls? Now consider your smartphone; most people have to recharge theirs every day (or maybe even more often than that)....
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