Another Multi-Function Monitor on the Way

Another Multi-Function Monitor on the Way

Measuring steps and heart rate is so “last year.” With the significant portion of projected wearable Health Tech revenues forecast to come from health and medical applications, new devices must collect much more information — and with clinical grade...
Philips Wearable Tracks COPD Patient Data [video]

Philips Wearable Tracks COPD Patient Data [video]

  At the Dreamforce 2014 conference in San Francisco, Royal Philips announced a prototype product to help patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Developed in partnership with the Radboud University medical center in the Netherlands, the...
Wearables Growth Increases Demand for Sensors

Wearables Growth Increases Demand for Sensors

According to the market tracking firm IHS Technology, worldwide shipments of sensors and related components for wearable devices is forecast to grow from 67 million units last year to 466 million units in 2019. This nearly seven-fold increase in demand is driven by...
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....
Nanotechnology Can Help Detect Breast Tumors

Nanotechnology Can Help Detect Breast Tumors

According to the Susan G. Komen organization, 1.7 million new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed worldwide in 2012. It is widely accepted that early detection is key to successful diagnosis and treatment of the disease; the American Cancer Society reports that the...