CNET Survey Finds Fitness Gifts Popular

In a recent holiday shopping survey, CNET found that fitness wearable devices made it to the top 10 planned gifts this year, jumping up to the fifth place position. They came in right behind small kitchen appliances, which were in fourth place. (The number one gift on...

Australia Seeks to Secure Wearable Health Data

An article in the Register reports that the Australian government has awarded a grant for a bit more than US $250,000 for a three-year study of ways to secure individual health data from fitness bands and other wearable devices. The potential benefits of such...
Gone in 15 Seconds: New Fitness Watch [video]

Gone in 15 Seconds: New Fitness Watch [video]

Fitness bands continue to blur feature sets, and the Nabu from Razer is no exception. The company describes it as a “social smartband.” Yes, it counts your steps and estimates your calorie burn, and it sends your data to an Android or iOS smartphone via a...
Tiny, Injectable Stimulator Fights Pain

Tiny, Injectable Stimulator Fights Pain

For patients living with chronic pain, spinal chord stimulatiom (SCS) can provide relief by providing small electrical currents to the spine. Traditionally, these devices have been connected by wires to batteries, often requiring lengthy surgical procedures. Stimwave...
Wireless Thermometer Tracks Fever

Wireless Thermometer Tracks Fever

Here comes flu season. Even a common cold can cause a person to run a fever, which can cause aches and feeling just plain lousy. Traditionally, you would take a patient’s temperature every few hours, and adjust medication and other treatments as required. But it...
Philips Tackles COPD with Wearable Prototype

Philips Tackles COPD with Wearable Prototype

Two facts sum up much of the interest in wearable Health Tech devices and services. The first is that chronic conditions are responsible for a major share of healthcare costs and deaths every year. The second is the hope that more data about individuals and the...