Personalized Digital Health Care Avatar [video]

Personalized Digital Health Care Avatar [video]

Digital voice assistants such as Amazon Echo (Alexa), Google Assistant, Siri, and Bixby respond to commands and questions, but their engagement ends with audio content. Care.Coach’s eponymous care.coach platform combines digital imagery, voice, and live coaching...
Omron Complete Blood Pressure and EKG Monitor

Omron Complete Blood Pressure and EKG Monitor

Omron Healthcare has long been a standard for clinical and consumer blood pressure monitors. At CES 2018, Omron introduced the HeartGuide smartwatch built around an oscillometric blood pressure monitor (the type that squeezes your arm) with a companion smartphone app...
Amazfit Zenbuds Play Multiple Sleep-Improvement Roles

Amazfit Zenbuds Play Multiple Sleep-Improvement Roles

Quality sleep is elusive for many of us. According to a report on short sleep duration by the CDC in 2014, 35.2% of U.S. adults have short sleep duration, which is defined as less than seven hours of sleep within each 24-hour period. In recent years, we have covered a...
Bowel Incontinence Sensor Previewed at CES

Bowel Incontinence Sensor Previewed at CES

As if older people didn’t already have enough to monitor with their health and wellness, bladder and bowel incontinence are also associated with age-related physiological factors and interactions with other chronic conditions such as diabetes, stroke, and...
Tell-All T-Shirt Monitors Your Health

Tell-All T-Shirt Monitors Your Health

Biometric sensors integrated into clothing enable unobtrusive, continuous monitoring for a variety of applications. We’ve written about Hexoskin, a shirt developed at Radboud University Medical School in the Netherlands that measures breathing in patients with...
AI-Powered Podosmart Insoles Analyze Gait [video]

AI-Powered Podosmart Insoles Analyze Gait [video]

“Let me watch you walk.” When patients seek treatment for foot pain, posture, or mobility-related problems, healthcare professionals typically start by analyzing the patient’s gait. As with blood pressure measurement, however, in-office testing may...