Wearable Displays Get Flexible

Wearable Displays Get Flexible

LCD panels dominate the worldwide display market, from televisions and laptop screens to tablets and cellphones. OLED technology is making some inroads in select niches, such as smartphones, but still remains a minority player overall. But both of these technologies...
Retina Implant Allows the Blind to See [video]

Retina Implant Allows the Blind to See [video]

Doctors at the University of Southern California have developed a device that can help the blind see again. In much the same way that a cochlear implant can help deaf people hear, the Argus II directly stimulates the retina nerves at the back of the eyeball using an...
Paper-Thin Batteries Go into Production

Paper-Thin Batteries Go into Production

Wearable Health Tech devices need power. Great progress is being made in energy harvesting technology, but until these solutions become widely available at a low cost — and perhaps afterwards as well — we will continue to depend on batteries to store...
2 Million MEMS Mics Shipped

2 Million MEMS Mics Shipped

When it comes to wearable technology for health applications, you could argue that the only class of product that has been around longer than the hearing aid would be eyeglasses. But while Ben Franklin would still recognize today’s eyeglasses, hearing aid...
Chinese Boy Gets 3D Printed Backbone

Chinese Boy Gets 3D Printed Backbone

There’s no electronics here, but it’s a story about a whole new kind of wearable Health Tech device. It is widely reported that doctors at Peking University Third Hospital in Beijing have inserted a fabricated spinal implant in a 12 year old patient. What...
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