Garmin Partners with Blue365 for Fitness

Garmin Partners with Blue365 for Fitness

One of my recurring themes is that the focus of health and fitness tracking is rapidly shifting from personal choice to employers, insurers, and healthcare systems. This change is driven by the fact that these corporate entities are the ones that stand to benefit...
Compression Sleeves Speed Recovery [video]

Compression Sleeves Speed Recovery [video]

If you have been admitted to a hospital recently, there’s a good chance that your lower legs got wrapped in plastic contraptions hooked up to a pneumatic device at the foot of your bed. These wraps apply rhythmic pressure to maintain good circulation in your...
Thoughts Converted to Synthetic Speech [video]

Thoughts Converted to Synthetic Speech [video]

One of the challenges facing science fiction writers is coming up with ways for alien species to understand each other. One fictional device is a machine that reads the individual’s thoughts and then converts that into audible speech. And now this is coming...
Hospital Care Comes Home [video]

Hospital Care Comes Home [video]

Pop quiz: assuming that you could get the same level of care, would you rather be in a bed in a hospital or in your own bed at home? Most people would prefer to be at home in familiar surroundings, and now technology is making that a viable option. Contessa provides...
Self-Powered Pacemaker

Self-Powered Pacemaker

Implanted pacemakers have saved the lives of millions of patients with cardiac disease. These devices have one major drawback, however; they rely on a rigid battery to provide power and these must be replaced every six to ten years. The replacement procedure is not...