Crumpled Carbon Sheets Could Power Wearables

Crumpled Carbon Sheets Could Power Wearables

We have extolled the wonders of graphene here before; there seems to be no end of what these single-atom-thick sheets of carbon can do. And now comes word from MIT of a new development that expands the potential of this miracle material even further. Carbon is an...
Heart Beats for Digital Security [video]

Heart Beats for Digital Security [video]

This is about a new wearable device that is only marginally a Health Tech product. The Nymi from Bionym is a bracelet that monitors your heartbeat, which sounds like it might be intended to help you with fitness or health issues. Its mission is very different,...
Stepsss Inserts to Help Runners [video]

Stepsss Inserts to Help Runners [video]

According to statistics cited by Stepsss, a new company in Bulgaria, 30 million Americans ran for exercise at least once a week in 2012. In Europe, the estimate for 2010 was 80 million. And they estimate that each runner spends an average of $100 a year on new shoes...
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...
Wearable Patch Helps Detect Heart Arrhythmia

Wearable Patch Helps Detect Heart Arrhythmia

Did you know that September is “National Atrial Fibrillation Week”? I didn’t. I also didn’t know that a study by the National Stroke Association found that half the people surveyed didn’t know the major symptoms of atrial fibrillation...