Reduce Risk of Fall for Seniors

Reduce Risk of Fall for Seniors

According to Kinesis Health Technologies, about 30% of all elderly individuals 65 and older suffer at least one fall every year. In long-term care facilities, the risk of a fall can be as high as 50%. Many of these falls result in injury, and often require...
Wearable Health Tech Can Monitor Bipolar Disorder

Wearable Health Tech Can Monitor Bipolar Disorder

Many aspects of psychiatry are not exact sciences. Diagnosis and monitoring of various disorders still depends on subjective observation and patient interviews conducted by trained practitioners. A new study published in the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health...
Retina Implant Allows the Blind to See [video]

Retina Implant Allows the Blind to See [video]

Doctors at the University of Southern California have developed a device that can help the blind see again. In much the same way that a cochlear implant can help deaf people hear, the Argus II directly stimulates the retina nerves at the back of the eyeball using an...
Chinese Boy Gets 3D Printed Backbone

Chinese Boy Gets 3D Printed Backbone

There’s no electronics here, but it’s a story about a whole new kind of wearable Health Tech device. It is widely reported that doctors at Peking University Third Hospital in Beijing have inserted a fabricated spinal implant in a 12 year old patient. What...
New Smartphone Heart Monitor Gains FDA Approval

New Smartphone Heart Monitor Gains FDA Approval

About one out of every four adults over the age of 40 develop atrial fibrillation (AFib). This irregular heartbeat puts the individual at increased risk of stroke or other complications, but the condition can be difficult to diagnose as it can be intermittent and...
Modular Medical Sensor Gets FDA Approval

Modular Medical Sensor Gets FDA Approval

One of the big advantages of wearable Health Tech for medical applications is that it can provide continuous observation of a patient, either at home or in a hospital. This rich information can help medical professionals spot transient events, trends in vital signs,...