Hearing Aid Platform Adds Smart Features [video]

Hearing Aid Platform Adds Smart Features [video]

According to the Hearing Health Foundation, about 48 million people in the U.S. suffer from some degree of hearing loss. About one third of all adults aged 65 to 74 have some hearing loss, and that jumps to one half for those 75 or older. Hearing impairment can play a...
Medical Selfies Detect Proteins, Save Kidneys

Medical Selfies Detect Proteins, Save Kidneys

Kidney disease takes a terrible toll on human life. According to the CDC’s 2017 Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Adults, 5.1 million people representing 2.1% of adults have diagnosed kidney disease. Kidney disease is the ninth most common cause of...
Lego Braille Blocks

Lego Braille Blocks

Many forms of wearable tech aid blind and visually impaired people, often with dramatic impact on their lives. In the past, we’ve written about augmented reality glasses that helps the blind navigate, a video racing game interface for blind players, a headset...
Consumers Gain Access to Hearing Health [video]

Consumers Gain Access to Hearing Health [video]

Nuheara continues its role as a leading force among hearables companies. We’ve seen several companies start and then back out of the hearables device space, including Doppler Labs and Bragi (although Bragi has shifted focus to software and hearables platform...
Soft Hands for Elderly Caregiver Robots [video]

Soft Hands for Elderly Caregiver Robots [video]

The world’s population is graying rapidly. According to the United Nations 2017 World Population Ageing report, in 2017 there were 962 million seniors 60 years or older, 137 million of whom were 80 or older. By 2050, the U.N. projects there will be almost 2.1...