Wireless Thermometer Tracks Fever

Wireless Thermometer Tracks Fever

Here comes flu season. Even a common cold can cause a person to run a fever, which can cause aches and feeling just plain lousy. Traditionally, you would take a patient’s temperature every few hours, and adjust medication and other treatments as required. But it...
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...
Disposable Wireless Sensors Get a Boost

Disposable Wireless Sensors Get a Boost

Gentac is a company that makes disposable wireless sensor patches. These battery-less devices rely on the same near-field communications (NFC) technology found in many smartphones to read the sensor’s data from a distance. In a hospital setting, this means that...
Hospitals Aren’t Ready for Big Data

Hospitals Aren’t Ready for Big Data

A new report released by MeriTalk reveals the results of a survey of more than 151 decision makers in U.S. hospitals. The study looked into the potential impact of Big Data, mobile, cloud, and social media technologies on the delivery of health care in this country....
Stanford Experiments with Google Glass in Surgery

Stanford Experiments with Google Glass in Surgery

Time is of the essence, and this is especially true in the operating room. Wearable displays have lot of potential uses in Health Tech applications, but they can be especially helpful during surgery as they can allow doctors to focus their attention more on the...