NASA Sends Health Tech Vests into Space

NASA Sends Health Tech Vests into Space

Italian researchers sponsored by the Italian Space Agency and NASA have created a vest designed to monitor various biometric measures of astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The purpose is to gather data that researchers can use to try to...
$55 Smartwatch and Fitness Tracker [video]

$55 Smartwatch and Fitness Tracker [video]

Two trends are inevitable in the wearable Health Tech market. One is convergence; devices will take on more and more functions, eliminating the need for many separate devices. The second is price reduction. While many companies have plenty of clever intellectual...
Most People Would Wear Tracker for Lower Health Costs

Most People Would Wear Tracker for Lower Health Costs

A recent survey by TechnologyAdvice Research found that only one in four adults are using a fitness tracker or smartphone app to track their health, weight, or exercise. The most common reasons cited for not using one were either a lack of interest or concerns over...
Running Hat Monitors Heart Rate

Running Hat Monitors Heart Rate

If you’re headed out for a run and want to track your heart rate, you may strap on a chest band which can be uncomfortable. Consider a new alternative: the LifeBeam Hat. This $99 device is an excellent example of how wearable technology can...
Wearable Interest on the Rise

Wearable Interest on the Rise

The market research firm Futuresource Consulting recently released the results of their recent survey of consumer interest in wearable technology. In October, the company repeated a survey that they had conducted just five months earlier in May 2014. The survey...
New System Detects Driver Drowsiness [video]

New System Detects Driver Drowsiness [video]

If you’ve been driving a car for any length of time, chances are good that you’ve encountered a situation where you were not as alert as you should be. Driver fatigue is a significant problem for commercial drivers, but also plays a significant role in...