Wearables to Play Part in Google X Health Study

Wearables to Play Part in Google X Health Study

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal¬†describes “Baseline” which is a new project being undertaken by Google X, the secretive skunk works for Google technology research programs such as autonomous cars. According to the WSJ article, the ultimate goal...
New Sensor for Better Heart Monitors

New Sensor for Better Heart Monitors

Many fitness devices measure your heart rate, but they often require an uncomfortable chest strap, or they simply may not be all that accurate. The Chinese company PixArt Imaging recently announced a new sensor that addresses this problem. The PAH 8001 is a tiny...
Augmented Reality Glasses Find the Veins

Augmented Reality Glasses Find the Veins

One of the standard treatment tools used in modern medicine is to insert substances directly into the blood stream of a patient by inserting a tube into a vein. Such intravenous treatments require that a needle be used to pierce the skin and the wall of the vein, and...
Faster, Cheaper Test for Type 1 Diabetes

Faster, Cheaper Test for Type 1 Diabetes

There are two kinds of diabetes. Type 2 is the one that most people think of; it typically develops in patients as a result of obesity and diet-related factors. The result is a resistance to insulin which leads to problems controlling blood sugar levels. The other...
Diabetics: Gaze Into My Eyes

Diabetics: Gaze Into My Eyes

According to the International Diabetes Foundation, about 382 million people worldwide are living with diabetes. The organization predicts that this will rise to 592 million by 2035, a 55% increase. Diabetics must monitor their blood sugar levels closely, so that they...