Smart Shoe Inserts Track Wearer, Indoors or Out

Smart Shoe Inserts Track Wearer, Indoors or Out

Keeping track of a family member can be as simple as getting them to put on their shoes (or slippers). GTX Corporation has two versions of their SmartSole products, one for indoor use, and one for outdoors. The indoor insoles rely on low-power Bluetooth LE to...
Organic Electronics Redefine Pulse-Ox Devices

Organic Electronics Redefine Pulse-Ox Devices

Next to heart rate and respiration, one of the most critical biometrics in healthcare is the blood-oxygen saturation level. This is a measure of how much oxygen is in the blood, and indirectly, how well the patient’s heart and lungs are working together. The...
New Electronic Skin Senses Direction

New Electronic Skin Senses Direction

One challenge for artificial limbs — whether they are attached to a robot or to a human as a prosthetic — is to sense pressure. The feedback from your fingertips tells you if you are gripping an object firmly enough. If it starts to slip, you can sense it...
Google Ventures Invests Heavily in Health Tech

Google Ventures Invests Heavily in Health Tech

Health Tech companies of all sorts and sizes are sprouting up on the financial landscape like mushrooms after a summer rain. But instead of water, the factor that makes this growth possible is money. Venture capital firms are pouring cash into Health Tech at an...