Google Ventures Invests Heavily in Health Tech

Google Ventures Invests Heavily in Health Tech

Health Tech companies of all sorts and sizes are sprouting up on the financial landscape like mushrooms after a summer rain. But instead of water, the factor that makes this growth possible is money. Venture capital firms are pouring cash into Health Tech at an...
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...