Conductive Bandage Stretches [video]

Conductive Bandage Stretches [video]

Bandages are simple wearable Health Tech devices. They protect the skin during healing, and reduce the chances of infection. The first adhesive bandage appeared in 1920. We now have the sensors and other components that can make bandages intelligent, reporting on the...
Plastic Stores Electricity from Heat

Plastic Stores Electricity from Heat

Here at Health Tech Insider, we cover a lot of energy technology stories. We do this, because the future success of wearable Health Tech devices requires that we get away from replacing batteries and plugging in to recharge. Like a $25 wrist watch that will keep...
Light Makes Plastic Move [video]

Light Makes Plastic Move [video]

As wearable Health Tech devices tackle more sophisticated tasks, they will need to incorporate more sophisticated abilities. One such function is movement; it’s easy to think of applications where it could be useful for sensors to be able to move to different...
Solar Textiles Store Energy

Solar Textiles Store Energy

One of the biggest challenges for wearable Health Tech devices is energy. How will they get the power they need to operate, and how will they store it until it’s needed? The standard solution is to use rechargeable batteries, and then plug the device into a...