Wearable for Campus Mental Health Self-Care [video]

Wearable for Campus Mental Health Self-Care [video]

Engineers from Texas A&M University (TAMU) are taking a proactive approach to the mental health of college students. Researchers in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering are developing a wearable continuous mental health monitoring and...
FitBit AFib Monitor Extends Reach in Europe [video]

FitBit AFib Monitor Extends Reach in Europe [video]

Fitness trackers have evolved far beyond just counting steps. Last fall, market leader Fitbit announced CE approval to use the FibriCheck heart rhythm tracking app to monitor and share the measurements with physicians. Readings from the FibriCheck application with the...
Wearable EEG Works While Moving

Wearable EEG Works While Moving

Wearable electroencephalograms (EEGs) aren’t new, but most portable brainwave recording devices to date have focused on helping wearers improve relaxation, mindfulness, or sleep quality while sitting or lying down. Interaxon’s Muse may be the best-known...
Robot Helps Children on Autistic Spectrum

Robot Helps Children on Autistic Spectrum

Healthcare resources are being stretched further and further, leaving holes in care that require novel approaches to address. Tasks that were performed by people in the past are now being handled by machines, and perhaps the most novel machines of all are the robots....
Employee Health Program Leads to Weight Loss

Employee Health Program Leads to Weight Loss

Obesity is a problem, not just for individuals but for employers and health insurance companies. It can be a precursor to serious health conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. According to a report from the Harvard School of Public Health,...