About That New York Times Article…

About That New York Times Article…

Earlier this week, the New York Times chose to publish an article with the headline “Could wearable computers be as harmful as cigarettes?” (That was later toned down to “The Health Concerns in Wearable Tech,” apparently in response to the...
Glove Speeds Rehab for Stroke Victims [video]

Glove Speeds Rehab for Stroke Victims [video]

The road to recovery for stroke victims and patients with spinal cord or brain injuries often includes the slow and difficult process of retraining the brain to perform simple and routine tasks that most of us take for granted, such as grasping and turning a doorknob....
Group Tackles Big Data for Healthcare

Group Tackles Big Data for Healthcare

Healthcare now generates mountains of data about each patient, and user-generated information from wearable Health Tech devices will only build those mountains even higher. Three important organizations announced this week that they are partnering to create the new...
Do-It-All Wearable Tracks Vitals [video]

Do-It-All Wearable Tracks Vitals [video]

The Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE is a competition to develop a portable, wireless device that can monitor and diagnose a person’s health. Named after the medical sensor device from the “Star Trek” series, the competition will choose three teams to share...
Cloth Generates Electricity as You Move

Cloth Generates Electricity as You Move

Digital electronic wearable Health Tech devices need electricity to work their magic. This generally requires the use of batteries that have to be recharged or replaced periodically. But what if you could do away with the batteries (or come up with a way to keep them...
New Battery is Half the Size [video]

New Battery is Half the Size [video]

Batteries pose a trade-off for mobile device designers. You can use a bigger batter to get a longer run between recharges, but it will result in a device that is larger and heavier. As a result, researchers are constantly working on new technologies that can store...