“No-Power” Devices Driven by WiFi [video]

“No-Power” Devices Driven by WiFi [video]

The future of wearable Health Tech is all about data: collecting it, distributing it, analyzing it, and using it to drive better choices about our personal activities and treatment of health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, and more. One of the big...
Scientists Use Skin Patch to Monitor Blood Flow

Scientists Use Skin Patch to Monitor Blood Flow

Scientists at¬†Northwestern University and University of Illinois have collaborated on creating a wearable device that can be used to monitor patient conditions around the clock. The thin, flexible patch moves with the person’s skin, and so should be unobtrusive...
New Family of Wearable Chips Cuts Power Use

New Family of Wearable Chips Cuts Power Use

Remember your old “dumb” cellphone? The one that you could charge once or twice a week, depending on how much time you spent talking on calls? Now consider your smartphone; most people have to recharge theirs every day (or maybe even more often than that)....
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...
Batteries by the Square Yard

Batteries by the Square Yard

One problem with wearable technology and other mobile devices is that they require power to operate. For low-power devices, energy harvesting can be a solution, but most require stored electricity which is why we rely so heavily on batteries. Imagine that you simply...