Active Older Women Prefer  Wearables Over Sensors

Active Older Women Prefer Wearables Over Sensors

Plenty of companies want to sell sensor-loaded smart home systems to support aging-in-place issues, but is that what seniors want? And what about wearables? Does the scope of wearables for older people center on fall detection and activity monitoring to make sure...
Wearables Spot Motor Deficits in Kids

Wearables Spot Motor Deficits in Kids

Developmental disabilities in children too often go undetected before the condition progress past the time when treatment could be most effective. The CDC states that parents, teachers, and others involved should all be on the lookout for developmental milestones in...
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...