Australia Seeks to Secure Wearable Health Data

An article in the Register reports that the Australian government has awarded a grant for a bit more than US $250,000 for a three-year study of ways to secure individual health data from fitness bands and other wearable devices. The potential benefits of such...
Wireless Thermometer Tracks Fever

Wireless Thermometer Tracks Fever

Here comes flu season. Even a common cold can cause a person to run a fever, which can cause aches and feeling just plain lousy. Traditionally, you would take a patient’s temperature every few hours, and adjust medication and other treatments as required. But it...
Train Your Brain to Relax [video]

Train Your Brain to Relax [video]

When I was in college in the early 70s, biofeedback was a hot topic. Along with Transcendental Meditation, experimenters were curious about using EEG readings to train users to reach a relaxed state. Wearable technology has made such devices more affordable, such as...
Sensor System for Seniors Needs No WiFi [video]

Sensor System for Seniors Needs No WiFi [video]

  Helping older family members live independently is a growing challenge for many people. A variety of “smart home” systems are available, and one recently released a new wearable component. Lively has a wireless network system that now includes a...
International Effort to Validate Health Tech Data

International Effort to Validate Health Tech Data

When it comes to gathering, the honeybee is perhaps the most tireless and focused animal on the planet. Perhaps that’s why it was chosen as the namesake for a program by researchers at Arizona State University. Project HoneyBee is a program intended to validate...
IDTechEx: Digital Health to Disrupt Healthcare

IDTechEx: Digital Health to Disrupt Healthcare

More than 1 billion people worldwide lack access to medical care, but do have access to cellphones. According to Dirk Schapeler, Director of Digital Health for Bayer HealthCare LLC, the cost that results from patients not adhering to their treatment regimen costs more...