Earbuds Provide Stress Relief [video]

Earbuds Provide Stress Relief [video]

We appear to be slowly leaving the Age of the Pill. The last few generations have been raised on the idea that there’s a pill for whatever ails you. While modern pharmaceuticals continue to perform medical miracles, it remains a fact that we as a society have...
Fitbit Watches Identify Irregular Heart Beats [video]

Fitbit Watches Identify Irregular Heart Beats [video]

Fitbit smartwatch users who live in select EU countries will soon be able to monitor their heart rhythm with the FibriCheck Fitbit app, previously available only with smartphones. The CE-marked FibriCheck employs Fitbit’s PPG (photoplethysmography) sensors to...
Alexa Helps Patients Manage Personal Health

Alexa Helps Patients Manage Personal Health

Medical and health care instructions aren’t for sissies. Pre- and post-surgery instructions, physical therapy rehab exercise guidelines, and medication side effects and interaction warnings can be confusing. People with multiple chronic conditions, such as...
Bathroom Scale Monitors Heart Failure

Bathroom Scale Monitors Heart Failure

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology recently published a report in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering that demonstrated proof-of-concept of an early-stage home heart health monitoring technology embodied in a bathroom scale. The Georgia Tech...
Dyson Winner: Epileptic Seizure Protection  [video]

Dyson Winner: Epileptic Seizure Protection [video]

Approximately 1.2% of the U.S. population — 3.4 million people — have epilepsy according to the CDC. Living with epilepsy involves learning how to manage seizures and still lead a full, active life. Uma Smith is a recent Pratt Institute graduate who was...