A Device to Improve Sleep [video]

A Device to Improve Sleep [video]

As we’ve written here before, many sleep technology devices are like a weather report; they tell you what happened, but they don’t give you much help in affecting what happens in the future. Fortunately, that’s changing. Philips has created a line of...
Hearing Aids Can Track Your Health

Hearing Aids Can Track Your Health

Here are two apparently unrelated facts. About 13% of people in the U.S. aged 12 years or older have hearing loss in both ears. According to some sources, nearly half of fitness band owners have stopped wearing them after just six months. So what’s the...
FDA Fast Tracks Concussion Assessment Device

FDA Fast Tracks Concussion Assessment Device

Concussions and other injuries from head impacts continue to capture the attention of athletes, their families, their coaches, and their healthcare providers. Fortunately, we are rapidly learning a great deal about the problem, which is helping with better evaluation...
Who Are You? Your Heart Knows.

Who Are You? Your Heart Knows.

Most articles about wearable tech focus on the health-related uses of biometric data. Measurements of body functions such as heart rate, temperature, and breathing rate can help identify disease and other conditions. But there’s another big problem facing...
Video Game for Healthcare Competition [video]

Video Game for Healthcare Competition [video]

One of the hot new terms in digital health tech is “gamification.” Facebook tugs on some primal psychological strings to keep users coming back over and over. Those same levers can be used to increase patient engagement and alter behavior patterns....