New Glucose Monitor Eliminates Finger Pricks

New Glucose Monitor Eliminates Finger Pricks

Last week, Abbott Diabetes Care received European Union approval for a new blood glucose monitoring device for diabetes patients: FreeStyle Libre. The wearable sensor eliminates the need for pricking the patient’s finger to get a drop of blood. Instead, a tiny...
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...
Sensor Network Monitors Home Activity

Sensor Network Monitors Home Activity

Wearable technology is great, but you don’t always need a wearable device to achieve a desired outcome. For example, consider the problem of monitoring the daily activities of an elderly person living independently in their own home. A caregiver or responsible...
Wearable Displays Get Flexible

Wearable Displays Get Flexible

LCD panels dominate the worldwide display market, from televisions and laptop screens to tablets and cellphones. OLED technology is making some inroads in select niches, such as smartphones, but still remains a minority player overall. But both of these technologies...
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