Retina Implant Allows the Blind to See [video]

Retina Implant Allows the Blind to See [video]

Doctors at the University of Southern California have developed a device that can help the blind see again. In much the same way that a cochlear implant can help deaf people hear, the Argus II directly stimulates the retina nerves at the back of the eyeball using an...
Paper-Thin Batteries Go into Production

Paper-Thin Batteries Go into Production

Wearable Health Tech devices need power. Great progress is being made in energy harvesting technology, but until these solutions become widely available at a low cost — and perhaps afterwards as well — we will continue to depend on batteries to store...
2 Million MEMS Mics Shipped

2 Million MEMS Mics Shipped

When it comes to wearable technology for health applications, you could argue that the only class of product that has been around longer than the hearing aid would be eyeglasses. But while Ben Franklin would still recognize today’s eyeglasses, hearing aid...
Chinese Boy Gets 3D Printed Backbone

Chinese Boy Gets 3D Printed Backbone

There’s no electronics here, but it’s a story about a whole new kind of wearable Health Tech device. It is widely reported that doctors at Peking University Third Hospital in Beijing have inserted a fabricated spinal implant in a 12 year old patient. What...
Smart Onesie Watches Over Your Baby

Smart Onesie Watches Over Your Baby

Having a newborn baby in the house can be a trying time for parents, especially when it is their first child. Is the baby sleeping soundly? Is he breathing right? Is he on his back or his belly? Wireless audio and video monitors are now standard equipment for many new...
New Smartphone Heart Monitor Gains FDA Approval

New Smartphone Heart Monitor Gains FDA Approval

About one out of every four adults over the age of 40 develop atrial fibrillation (AFib). This irregular heartbeat puts the individual at increased risk of stroke or other complications, but the condition can be difficult to diagnose as it can be intermittent and...
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