Fujitsu Buys 10,000 Fitbits

Fujitsu Buys 10,000 Fitbits

“Follow the money.” Wearable devices for Health Tech applications can be highly effective at lowering healthcare costs, but the fact is that individuals rarely benefit directly from those savings. If wearables are to take off on a large scale, it will be...
Smartwatch Monitors All Movement

Smartwatch Monitors All Movement

Most fitness and Health Tech wearables start with a defined problem, then identify an objectively measurable biometric that serves a specific purpose related to the problem. For example, for hypertension, measure blood pressure. Concerned about heart health? Monitor...
$8M Grant to Create a Bionic Suit

$8M Grant to Create a Bionic Suit

Some people are paraplegics as the result of trauma to the spine. Their body still is capable of functioning, but the line of communications with the brain has been broken. Some researchers are trying to find ways to reconnect those broken connections. Others are...
Thought Control to Amplify One Voice

Thought Control to Amplify One Voice

Digital sound processing such as beamforming have done wonders to improve hearing aids so that they can do more than just amplify sounds for the hearing impaired. But there are times when even these new technologies fall short. How is the device supposed to know which...