New Wrap-Around Flexible Battery from Samsung

New Wrap-Around Flexible Battery from Samsung

We all know about batteries. They are heavier and thicker than we wish they were, and they always need to be recharged or replaced sooner than we want. Universities and companies around the globe are hard at work trying to advance the state of the art, and Samsung...
Proteus Adds Wearable Sensor for Fitness

Proteus Adds Wearable Sensor for Fitness

We have written about Proteus Digital Health before (see “Want Chips with Those Pills?“) covering their microchips for tracking patient medication. This time, however, the company apparently has a new product in the works strictly for athletes who want to...
Ultrasound Imaging for the Masses?

Ultrasound Imaging for the Masses?

Disintermediation. Miniaturization. Commoditization. Big words for big concepts, but the simple fact is that technology has made devices smaller, faster, and more affordable that let the average person perform tasks that used to require trained technical staff and...
New York Conference to Address Digital Health

New York Conference to Address Digital Health

It feels like a tipping point. Big Data, miniaturized low-cost electronics, wearable devices, nearly limitless connectivity, cloud storage that costs almost nothing: these technologies and more seem to be maturing at the same time, bringing the opportunity for...
Jawbone Next to Add Features [video]

Jawbone Next to Add Features [video]

We recently reported how the inevitable “feature creep” has appeared in the FitBit product lineup, and now Jawbone has announced a similar development. The company’s new UP3 fitness band¬†includes additional sensors. According to the company press...
Contest Focuses on Sports Injury Solutions

Contest Focuses on Sports Injury Solutions

Element14 is a global electronic component distributor, and the company promotes innovation and invention in an interesting way. They essentially conduct worldwide hack-a-thons, offering prizes to teams that create solutions to a stated problem. The company’s...