Study Uses Smart Ring to Predict COVID-19

Study Uses Smart Ring to Predict COVID-19

Wearable health tech and the digitized self promise to help reduce illness by detecting disease even before symptoms appear. The hope is that early detection leads to early treatment that is more effective and lower cost. I can think of few situations where this might...
Telehealth in the Time of Coronavirus

Telehealth in the Time of Coronavirus

At the end of 2019, I held the position that an inflection point in healthcare had sneaked by us without most of us noticing. Telehealth had become a real “thing” and the forces driving its expansion were already unstoppable. What a difference a couple...
CDC’s COVID-19 Self-Checker Powered by AI

CDC’s COVID-19 Self-Checker Powered by AI

Given the current situation, it is easy to fall into an “all coronavirus all the time” editorial coverage. On the other hand, there are many important health tech stories that deserve to be told. It’s difficult to strike the right balance between the...
Crumpled Nanotubes Increase Supercap Capacity

Crumpled Nanotubes Increase Supercap Capacity

As the old joke goes, what do you call a device that stores a lot of energy in a very small space? You call it “a bomb.” Aside from blowing things up, storing more energy is an important goal in improving everything from wearable health tech devices to...
App Supports Artificial Pancreas Devices

App Supports Artificial Pancreas Devices

The holy grail for diabetic patients is an “artificial pancreas” that can take over the task of modulating the use of insulin in response to blood sugar levels. Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) and wearable insulin pumps are able to help patients keep...