The First Tricorder?

The First Tricorder?

On the classic Star Trek TV series, the Enterprise crew carried “tricorders” that were multipurpose scanner and analysis devices. Dr. McCoy had a special version that could diagnose injuries and disease. Now a Chinese company has released a multi-function...
Smart Shoe Inserts Track Wearer, Indoors or Out

Smart Shoe Inserts Track Wearer, Indoors or Out

Keeping track of a family member can be as simple as getting them to put on their shoes (or slippers). GTX Corporation has two versions of their SmartSole products, one for indoor use, and one for outdoors. The indoor insoles rely on low-power Bluetooth LE to...
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...