Wear Your Health Records on Your Wrist

Emergency first responders often have to play guessing games. When they are called to the scene of an accident or other incident, they have to make some best-guesses about a subject’s physical condition and other factors. If a patient is unconscious or otherwise...

Glucose Tracking Software Adds Fitness Data

Glooko is a company that made a name for itself by developing a universal cable to connect glucose meters to smartphones, to help diabetes patients record, track, and share their blood test results. Last month, the company announced that its software now will also...

Australia Seeks to Secure Wearable Health Data

An article in the RegisterĀ reports that the Australian government has awarded a grant for a bit more than US $250,000 for a three-year study of ways to secure individual health data from fitness bands and other wearable devices. The potential benefits of such...
Tiny, Injectable Stimulator Fights Pain

Tiny, Injectable Stimulator Fights Pain

For patients living with chronic pain, spinal chord stimulatiom (SCS) can provide relief by providing small electrical currents to the spine. Traditionally, these devices have been connected by wires to batteries, often requiring lengthy surgical procedures. Stimwave...
Wireless Thermometer Tracks Fever

Wireless Thermometer Tracks Fever

Here comes flu season. Even a common cold can cause a person to run a fever, which can cause aches and feeling just plain lousy. Traditionally, you would take a patient’s temperature every few hours, and adjust medication and other treatments as required. But it...