“Smart” Desk Talks to Fitbit for Fitness

“Smart” Desk Talks to Fitbit for Fitness

“Sitting is the new smoking.” The sedentary lifestyle of the typical office worker is cause for growing concern among individuals and fitness advocates. According to some sources, you burn twice as many calories when standing compared with sitting —...
Smart Sox to Prevent Amputations

Smart Sox to Prevent Amputations

More than 26 million people in the United States suffer from diabetes. Many of these lose feeling in their feet, which can lead to ulcers that if untreated, can get infected. According to the Center for Disease Control, every 20 seconds a diabetes patient somewhere...
New Spire Device Tracks Mind and Body

New Spire Device Tracks Mind and Body

Today, Spire announced its new health and fitness product. In the company’s press release, it describes this device that is more than a fitness tracker. In addition to monitoring your daily motion, it also tracks your respiration. Your breathing patterns can...
Follow the Money: WellTech Coming to Pro Sports

Follow the Money: WellTech Coming to Pro Sports

Sure, health and medical applications are likely to drive WellTech device development in the near term, because we spend a lot of money on those fields and can justify relatively expensive devices if they can deliver overall savings. But there’s another field...
Windows Phone to Get Fitbit Support

Windows Phone to Get Fitbit Support

According to a report on The BitBag, Windows Phone 8.1 users will soon get support for the popular Fitbit device “soon.” Windows Phone users have been left out of much of the WellTech health and fitness market, as the iOS and Android platforms offer much...
Body Power for Wearable Devices

Body Power for Wearable Devices

Wearable technology has wonderful potential, especially for health and fitness applications. But there is one important problem that must be solved; how are you going to power these devices? One common solution is to use batteries, but these must be recharged if...
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