Implant Monitors Heart Failure

Implant Monitors Heart Failure

“Heart failure” is a cardiac condition with a misleading name. It does not mean that the patient’s heart has failed; it simply indicates that the heart is not pumping a sufficient volume of blood to the lungs and body. This can result in other...
Wearables to Play Part in Google X Health Study

Wearables to Play Part in Google X Health Study

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal¬†describes “Baseline” which is a new project being undertaken by Google X, the secretive skunk works for Google technology research programs such as autonomous cars. According to the WSJ article, the ultimate goal...
New Sensor for Better Heart Monitors

New Sensor for Better Heart Monitors

Many fitness devices measure your heart rate, but they often require an uncomfortable chest strap, or they simply may not be all that accurate. The Chinese company PixArt Imaging recently announced a new sensor that addresses this problem. The PAH 8001 is a tiny...
Electric Boots Are Made for Walking

Electric Boots Are Made for Walking

Forgive the mash-up of Elton John and Nancy Sinatra in the headline, but that more or less tells the story of RocketSkates, a new product under development by Acton. They come in three different models that differ mainly in their range and run-time on a single charge;...
Lenovo Challenges Google Glass

Lenovo Challenges Google Glass

When it comes to head-mounted displays these days, most people think of Google Glass first. But a new product is coming to market that could challenge for leadership in this new market. In an announcement today, smart glasses creator Vuzix announced a major deal with...
Augmented Reality Glasses Find the Veins

Augmented Reality Glasses Find the Veins

One of the standard treatment tools used in modern medicine is to insert substances directly into the blood stream of a patient by inserting a tube into a vein. Such intravenous treatments require that a needle be used to pierce the skin and the wall of the vein, and...
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