NIH Recommends Wearables for Alzheimer Research

NIH Recommends Wearables for Alzheimer Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently released a list of eight recommendations to change the direction of Alzheimer’s research. The list covers a range of areas, from encouraging more collaboration and transparency among researchers, to developing Big...
Socks Prevent Diabetes Damage

Socks Prevent Diabetes Damage

It looks a lot like a costume from the movie Tron, but it’s actually the prototype for a new sock that is designed to prevent injuries to the feet of diabetic patients. Diabetes can lead to circulation problems and loss of sensation in the feet, and patients...
Ford Drops Heart Attack Seat Plans

Ford Drops Heart Attack Seat Plans

According to a report in the Financial Times (subscription required), Ford has given up on the development of a smart car seat that can detect a driver’s irregular heart rhythms. The idea is that the car could tell if the driver was incapacitated due to a heart...
McLaren Turns Its Technology to Healthcare

McLaren Turns Its Technology to Healthcare

Formula 1 racing is a high stakes business. Top competitors have annual budgets of $400 million or more to put two drivers and their cars on the race tracks. As a result, it should come as no surprise that race car drivers are some of the most carefully monitored and...