Abilitech Aids Upper-Limb Disabled People [video]

Abilitech Aids Upper-Limb Disabled People [video]

When people lose functional control of their arms due to neuromuscular conditions or injuries, the loss threatens their independence as well. We’ve written about various assistive technologies in the past. Kinova’s Jaco Assistive Robot attaches to a...
Smart Diabetic Footwear Monitors Patient Compliance

Smart Diabetic Footwear Monitors Patient Compliance

Compliance with therapy instructions can mean the difference between a diabetic foot ulcer that heals and one that eventually results in foot amputation or even death. The pain and severity of this life-threatening development inspire research and development such as...
Glasses Compensate for Lost Vision [video]

Glasses Compensate for Lost Vision [video]

Macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and other visual impairment conditions can severely limit a person’s ability to live independently and to participate in accustomed activities. We’ve written about several technologies for the visually...
Google Buys Fitbit

Google Buys Fitbit

We don’t usually cover mergers and acquisitions here at Health Tech Insider, but this news warrants an exception. Fitbit has announced that it will be acquired by Google for about $2.1 billion. We won’t dwell on the fact that the company is only 12 years...
Control Smartphone Glasses with a Ring

Control Smartphone Glasses with a Ring

Smart glasses have great appeal, and not just because many of us secretly want to be Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2. Even without the motorcycle, however, it would be convenient to remain digitally connected as we walk, drive, and move through our day. Google...
Sweat Can Predict Autism Stress Incidents [video]

Sweat Can Predict Autism Stress Incidents [video]

It can be tragically difficult to help adolescents with severe autism when they are unable to communicate when they are experience increased stress. We’ve written about Cognoa, an app designed to diagnose autism. We also noted the progress in Stanford’s...