Reduce Risk of Fall for Seniors

Reduce Risk of Fall for Seniors

According to Kinesis Health Technologies, about 30% of all elderly individuals 65 and older suffer at least one fall every year. In long-term care facilities, the risk of a fall can be as high as 50%. Many of these falls result in injury, and often require...
Sensor Network Monitors Home Activity

Sensor Network Monitors Home Activity

Wearable technology is great, but you don’t always need a wearable device to achieve a desired outcome. For example, consider the problem of monitoring the daily activities of an elderly person living independently in their own home. A caregiver or responsible...
Smart Onesie Watches Over Your Baby

Smart Onesie Watches Over Your Baby

Having a newborn baby in the house can be a trying time for parents, especially when it is their first child. Is the baby sleeping soundly? Is he breathing right? Is he on his back or his belly? Wireless audio and video monitors are now standard equipment for many new...
Fineck Aims to Win Health Tech Wearables Race by a Neck

Fineck Aims to Win Health Tech Wearables Race by a Neck

What matters to you in a fitness tracker? Is it steps taken during the day? Heart rate or blood oxygen level? The Chinese company Fineck has a different target in their sights: your spine. The company makes a necklace that detects your motion throughout the day, and...
Another Concussion Sensor Detects Jolt to the Head

Another Concussion Sensor Detects Jolt to the Head

Does the world need another concussion tracker? The founders of a new company, Jolt Sensor, seems to think that there is still room in this increasingly crowded field. The company launched a Kickstarter campaign this month, and has already raised almost 25% of their...
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