IDTechEx: Wearable Artificial Pancreas [video]

IDTechEx: Wearable Artificial Pancreas [video]

Pancreum was one of the many wearable Health Tech companies that made presentations at the IDTechEx conference this week in Santa Clara, California. The company is focused on remote patient monitoring and similar applications. According to Guilherme de Paul, founder...
Health Tech Is Hip: SXSW

Health Tech Is Hip: SXSW

South By Southwest (SXSW) is one of the hippest, multifaceted events of the year. This celebration takes over Austin, Texas each spring, and spotlights the latest in entertainment and technology. And next year, the organizers are adding a Health Tech component in the...
Apple Health App Goofs on Glucose Monitoring

Apple Health App Goofs on Glucose Monitoring

According to a report in Mobile Health News last month, Apple has a problem with patient-entered glucose readings in its Health app. Devices in the U.S. and some other countries measure blood glucose levels in “milligrams per deciliter” (mg/dL). In some...
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...
Wearables Growth Increases Demand for Sensors

Wearables Growth Increases Demand for Sensors

According to the market tracking firm IHS Technology, worldwide shipments of sensors and related components for wearable devices is forecast to grow from 67 million units last year to 466 million units in 2019. This nearly seven-fold increase in demand is driven by...