Roll Your Own Wearable Device [video]

Roll Your Own Wearable Device [video]

  Do you have a hankering to create your own wearable Health Tech devices? If you’ve got that MAKER spirit, then Arduino has some good news for you; at Maker Faire Rome, the company previewed the Arduino Gemma which is the product of a collaboration with...
Heart Beats for Digital Security [video]

Heart Beats for Digital Security [video]

This is about a new wearable device that is only marginally a Health Tech product. The Nymi from Bionym is a bracelet that monitors your heartbeat, which sounds like it might be intended to help you with fitness or health issues. Its mission is very different,...
Just What IS Wearable Technology?

Just What IS Wearable Technology?

In the parable of the six blind men and the elephant, the lesson is that your view of an object is greatly influenced by your perspective. So it is with “wearable technology;” the term means different things to different people. We’re still more or...
Stepsss Inserts to Help Runners [video]

Stepsss Inserts to Help Runners [video]

According to statistics cited by Stepsss, a new company in Bulgaria, 30 million Americans ran for exercise at least once a week in 2012. In Europe, the estimate for 2010 was 80 million. And they estimate that each runner spends an average of $100 a year on new shoes...
Smart Clothing Monitors Your Muscles [video]

Smart Clothing Monitors Your Muscles [video]

  A fitness band can tell you how many steps you’ve taken (more or less) and some may even be able to monitor your heartbeat, but if you want a serious workout, you need to listen to your muscles. That’s the idea behind the smart clothing from Athos. With...