Wearable Patch Helps Detect Heart Arrhythmia

Wearable Patch Helps Detect Heart Arrhythmia

Did you know that September is “National Atrial Fibrillation Week”? I didn’t. I also didn’t know that a study by the National Stroke Association found that half the people surveyed didn’t know the major symptoms of atrial fibrillation...
Wireless Patient Monitor Tracks Vital Signs

Wireless Patient Monitor Tracks Vital Signs

If you have ever been hospitalized, you are probably familiar with the drill; at certain intervals, a nurse or technician will come and take your “vital signs” including heart rate and temperature. This data helps healthcare professionals track your...
Smart Diaper Monitors Infant Health [video]

Smart Diaper Monitors Infant Health [video]

One of the scary parts about being a new parent is that your baby can’t tell you what’s wrong. Pixie Scientific is a new company that hopes to give parents a bit more peace of mind by creating Smart Diapers. These disposable diapers have reagents that...
Nanotechnology Can Help Detect Breast Tumors

Nanotechnology Can Help Detect Breast Tumors

According to the Susan G. Komen organization, 1.7 million new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed worldwide in 2012. It is widely accepted that early detection is key to successful diagnosis and treatment of the disease; the American Cancer Society reports that the...
Movement Disorder Tracker Gets FDA Approval

Movement Disorder Tracker Gets FDA Approval

More than 6 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, which is just one of many chronic movement disorders. The tremors and other uncontrolled movements can be treated using the medicine levodopa, which increases the amount of...
100 Million Patient Monitor Devices to Ship

100 Million Patient Monitor Devices to Ship

Where’s the money in the wearables market? One more report points again to the health and medical segments. A new report from ABI Research predicts that about 100 million wearable remote patient monitoring (RPM) devices will ship over the next five years. The...