Amazon Echo Explains Your Meds

Amazon Echo Explains Your Meds

Digital voice assistants are taking over the world. Okay, maybe not, but it sure seems that way. It seems that everywhere you go these days, you are within earshot of an Amazon Echo or similar device. One reason for their rapid acceptance is that they provide useful...
Smart Glasses for the Vision-Impaired [video]

Smart Glasses for the Vision-Impaired [video]

One of the miracles of digital technology is that devices can help compensate for many physical impairments. These can restore an individual’s independence and confidence to perform daily activities without assistance. I remember working with visually-impaired...
Location-Aware Wearable Monitors Vital Signs

Location-Aware Wearable Monitors Vital Signs

Smart yarns and smart fabrics are getting smarter every day. The variety and combinations of smart fabric functions seem almost endless. We wrote about work at Darmouth College developing a smart fabric that can assist rehabilitation and training by sensing joint...
NASA Offers Heartbeat Security Technology

NASA Offers Heartbeat Security Technology

“This is my heartbeat song and I’m gonna play it.” Kelly Clarkson may have been onto something when she wrote the lyrics to “Heartbeat Song.” The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently published details of a...
Wearable for Campus Mental Health Self-Care [video]

Wearable for Campus Mental Health Self-Care [video]

Engineers from Texas A&M University (TAMU) are taking a proactive approach to the mental health of college students. Researchers in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering are developing a wearable continuous mental health monitoring and...
FitBit AFib Monitor Extends Reach in Europe [video]

FitBit AFib Monitor Extends Reach in Europe [video]

Fitness trackers have evolved far beyond just counting steps. Last fall, market leader Fitbit announced CE approval to use the FibriCheck heart rhythm tracking app to monitor and share the measurements with physicians. Readings from the FibriCheck application with the...