A Wearable Device Battery Life Design Surprise

A Wearable Device Battery Life Design Surprise

When designing a wearable device, engineers must consider how long a battery will run between recharging sessions. We write about new battery technologies often, most recently covering stretchable, flexible batteries that are durable, comfortable, and convenient when...
New Device Helps Control Childhood Diabetes

New Device Helps Control Childhood Diabetes

Parents of children with Type 1 diabetes face the extraordinary challenge of monitoring their child’s blood glucose levels day and night. A national clinical trial has demonstrated that an artificial pancreas system, first developed at the University of Virginia, does...
A Selfie Can Screen for Heart Disease

A Selfie Can Screen for Heart Disease

We now have a new way that your smartphone could save your life, using a simple selfie. Conventional camera sales tumbled after the 2007 launch of the first generation Apple iPhone with a 2MP rear camera. Apple’s 2010 iPhone 4 introduction gave the world the...
Simple Kit Makes Telehealth Visits Better [video]

Simple Kit Makes Telehealth Visits Better [video]

Telemedicine has been a significant success story in the past few years. Telemedical remote access for specialist consults, rehab support, and post-discharge remote patient monitoring are among the early poster applications of the growing technology....