Intel Helps Tackle Parkinson’s with Big Data

Intel Helps Tackle Parkinson’s with Big Data

In an online press event today, Intel announced a new joint project with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. The goal is to apply Big Data tools and techniques to gather and analyze information from wearable devices in order to learn more...
How Do You Know It Works? The Certification Conundrum

How Do You Know It Works? The Certification Conundrum

When it comes to sports, from amateur to professional, concern about brain damage due to concussions and blows to the head are reaching a crescendo. Manufacturers have responded with a variety of products designed to monitor impact forces on a player’s head, but...
Adult Diapers Set to Communicate

Adult Diapers Set to Communicate

Be honest. If someone presented you with a story about wireless diapers for adults 15 years ago, you probably wouldn’t be able to decide if it was a joke or just plain crazy. But the miniaturization and lower costs for all sorts of electronics — driven...
Companies Team Up to Help ALS Patients

Companies Team Up to Help ALS Patients

Royal Philips and Accenture have joined forces to develop a proof of concept platform designed to give ALS patients and others with neurodegenerative diseases a means to communicate and control their environment, in spite of their paralysis. In a press release issued...
Baby Monitor Lets You Sleep Better

Baby Monitor Lets You Sleep Better

Parents worry about their children. It’s natural. Parents of newborns worry more. Parents with their first baby worry the most. (As a grandparent of a newborn, I can also say that grandparents also worry.) When our children were infants, all we could do was try...
Intel Taps AiQ for Smart Fabrics

Intel Taps AiQ for Smart Fabrics

Intel is expanding its plans for the wearable Health Tech market. At the Code Conference this spring, the company showed a prototype shirt that — coupled with a small plug-in Edison-powered processing unit — can record and transmit heart rate and other...