Wireless Monitor Detects Falls [video]

Wireless Monitor Detects Falls [video]

The vast majority of seniors want to live independently as long as they can do so safely. One of the biggest risks for the elderly is falling; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause for fatal injury for older adults....
Smart Lighting Aims to Improve Your Sleep [video]

Smart Lighting Aims to Improve Your Sleep [video]

Interest in insufficient sleep has soared in recent years as people of all ages spend more time looking at digital device screens. New understandings of risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease including insufficient sleep have spurred increases in brain research,...
Self-Regulating Fabric Reacts to Body Temperature

Self-Regulating Fabric Reacts to Body Temperature

What if we could drop the need for layered clothing to add or shed when the air temperature changes? We write fairly often about developments in smart clothing with embedded biometric sensors in which the garments play a literally supporting role as transport...
FDA OKs App-Recommended Insulin Dosage

FDA OKs App-Recommended Insulin Dosage

Advances in diabetes management is always big news due to the prevalence of the disease. The CDC’s latest (2017) report states that 30.2 million U.S. adults had diabetes, including 7.2 million, who were unaware of having the disease or not getting treatment. The...