NIH Announces New Discipline: mHealth [video]

NIH Announces New Discipline: mHealth [video]

Who says that there’s nothing new under the sun? The National Institute of Health (NIH) has announced a new discipline in health research: Mobile Health, or mHealth for short. In a new video, the NIH points out the benefits and challenges of the new advances in...
New Fitness Band is Free! [video]

New Fitness Band is Free! [video]

There’s a new fitness band on the market from GOQii. It looks like many other fitness bands, with one important difference; it’s free. You get one at no charge when you sign up for the health and fitness services that help you make the most of the device....
Money Flooding into Health Tech Ventures

Money Flooding into Health Tech Ventures

The management consulting firm Oliver Wyman recently published  a report on “The Patient-to-Consumer Revolution: How High Tech, Transparent Marketplaces and Consumer Power Are Transforming U.S. Healthcare.” According to the company, Health Tech ventures...
Got a Great Health Tech Idea?

Got a Great Health Tech Idea?

It’s not enough to have a better mousetrap. It takes a lot of work to launch a new product of any sort, but especially when it’s a technology product, and if it involves health or medicine, well, the challenges can be enormous. That’s why Dr. Charles...
Unlocking the Secrets of Sweat

Unlocking the Secrets of Sweat

An article in IEEE Spectrum describes work by researchers at the University of Cincinnati and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratories. They started with the fact that signs of over-exertion and dehydration can be detected in a person’s sweat before the problem...