Heart Beats for Digital Security [video]

Heart Beats for Digital Security [video]

This is about a new wearable device that is only marginally a Health Tech product. The Nymi from Bionym is a bracelet that monitors your heartbeat, which sounds like it might be intended to help you with fitness or health issues. Its mission is very different,...
Just What IS Wearable Technology?

Just What IS Wearable Technology?

In the parable of the six blind men and the elephant, the lesson is that your view of an object is greatly influenced by your perspective. So it is with “wearable technology;” the term means different things to different people. We’re still more or...
Wearable Tech Sales Forecast to Skyrocket

Wearable Tech Sales Forecast to Skyrocket

It should come as no surprise that sales of wearable technology devices are on the rise, but the adoption is happening at a breathtaking pace. A new study from Juniper Research in the UK predicts that unit sales worldwide will quadruple by 20117. According to a...
Fitness Band Aims to End Guessing

Fitness Band Aims to End Guessing

The new Gobe fitness band from Healbe takes a new approach to monitoring fitness and health biometrics. Some bands rely on data from multi-axis motion sensors. They then take this data and combine it with your weight and height and make estimates about your calorie...
WithMe Designed to Help Manage Stress [video]

WithMe Designed to Help Manage Stress [video]

The W/Me (“with me”) wristband from Phyode is different from your average fitness band. Rather than measure steps and calories, it is focused on your vital signs such as heart and breathing rate. It analyzes this data for information about your heart rate...