Smart Glasses for the Vision-Impaired [video]

Smart Glasses for the Vision-Impaired [video]

One of the miracles of digital technology is that devices can help compensate for many physical impairments. These can restore an individual’s independence and confidence to perform daily activities without assistance. I remember working with visually-impaired...
Location-Aware Wearable Monitors Vital Signs

Location-Aware Wearable Monitors Vital Signs

Smart yarns and smart fabrics are getting smarter every day. The variety and combinations of smart fabric functions seem almost endless. We wrote about work at Darmouth College developing a smart fabric that can assist rehabilitation and training by sensing joint...
Wearable for Campus Mental Health Self-Care [video]

Wearable for Campus Mental Health Self-Care [video]

Engineers from Texas A&M University (TAMU) are taking a proactive approach to the mental health of college students. Researchers in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering are developing a wearable continuous mental health monitoring and...
FitBit AFib Monitor Extends Reach in Europe [video]

FitBit AFib Monitor Extends Reach in Europe [video]

Fitness trackers have evolved far beyond just counting steps. Last fall, market leader Fitbit announced CE approval to use the FibriCheck heart rhythm tracking app to monitor and share the measurements with physicians. Readings from the FibriCheck application with the...
Wearable EEG Works While Moving

Wearable EEG Works While Moving

Wearable electroencephalograms (EEGs) aren’t new, but most portable brainwave recording devices to date have focused on helping wearers improve relaxation, mindfulness, or sleep quality while sitting or lying down. Interaxon’s Muse may be the best-known...
Robot Helps Children on Autistic Spectrum

Robot Helps Children on Autistic Spectrum

Healthcare resources are being stretched further and further, leaving holes in care that require novel approaches to address. Tasks that were performed by people in the past are now being handled by machines, and perhaps the most novel machines of all are the robots....