Smartwatch for Seniors Calls for Help

Smartwatch for Seniors Calls for Help

You are probably aware of the late night television commercials in which an elderly person is on the floor, calling “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” This is the rallying cry of the personal emergency response system (PERS) companies, who...
Inui Health FDA-Cleared Home Urine Testing

Inui Health FDA-Cleared Home Urine Testing

Urine tests can screen for opioid and other controlled substance use, test for HIV, STDs, kidney function, metabolic disorders such as diabetes and hypertension, urinary tract infections, and general health. When we wrote about a home urine test scanner developed by...
Smart Suit Gives Haptic Feedback

Smart Suit Gives Haptic Feedback

We’ve covered all sorts of exoskeletons that augment or restore a body’s ability to move, but what if you had a suit that could simulate touch? Haptic feedback gives the sensation of something touching you, or of you touching an object. What if you could...
Smart Frames Enforce Good Posture [video]

Smart Frames Enforce Good Posture [video]

Personal computers and mobile devices have enriched and empowered our lives in many ways. For many of us, however (raising my hand), all that goodness has come at the cost of healthy posture. “Text neck” is the common term for what my doctors call...
FDA Approves 90-Day Glucose Sensor [video]

FDA Approves 90-Day Glucose Sensor [video]

Diabetes is a disease that prevents the body from regulating blood sugar. Many diabetics must take blood samples to check their glucose levels, and adjust their insulin doses accordingly. Finger sticks for blood testing can be inconvenient at best, as well as painful...
Wearable Quietly Diagnoses Dizziness

Wearable Quietly Diagnoses Dizziness

As a member of the 65+ years old cohort, I have a keen interest in statements about health and wellness issues purportedly common to my age group. I already knew that seniors tend to have higher blood pressure levels, greater chances of obesity, diabetes, and...