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...
Will Big Brother Count Your Steps?

Will Big Brother Count Your Steps?

A recent article in Forbes raises an interesting question; under what circumstances would you be willing to let your employer or insurance company have access to your personal fitness tracker data? This is no longer a hypothetical question, as large, self-insured...
Staples Puts On Wearables

Staples Puts On Wearables

You’ve decided that you want to purchase a new wearable fitness device, so you hop in your car and head to your nearest office supply store. Now, that may not sound like a reasonable plan to you, but if your destination is your local Staples store, it just might...
Lightweight Heart Monitor Needs No Chest Strap

Lightweight Heart Monitor Needs No Chest Strap

A spin-off from Nokia, PulseOn has developed a new heart monitor. Unlike traditional designs, the wrist-wearable device does not require a separate chest strap. And the PulseOn has been demonstrated to be as accurate as a standard ECG machine. One key to its accuracy...