Head-Wearable Device Detects Diabetes Early

Head-Wearable Device Detects Diabetes Early

One of the problems with diabetes is that patients can develop autonomic neuropathy. This means that the nerves that control the automatic body systems — such as heart beats or digestion — become progressively impaired. The problem is that this can be...
Wearables Growth Increases Demand for Sensors

Wearables Growth Increases Demand for Sensors

According to the market tracking firm IHS Technology, worldwide shipments of sensors and related components for wearable devices is forecast to grow from 67 million units last year to 466 million units in 2019. This nearly seven-fold increase in demand is driven by...
Google Glass Addiction Reported

Google Glass Addiction Reported

The Law of Unintended Consequences is always lurking in a dark corner, waiting to turn even the most positive development into a negative. We’ve seen people develop problems with all sorts of social media and mobile technology, from social media to smartphones....
Wearables Help Save $5 Million in Health Cost

Wearables Help Save $5 Million in Health Cost

The healthcare savings to be found in Big Data from fitness bands and other wearable Health Tech devices are not just a “someday maybe” dream. According to a story in MedCity News, representatives from JFK Health have reported saving $5 million over the...
New Ear-Worn Fitness Tracker [video]

New Ear-Worn Fitness Tracker [video]

Wrist-worn fitness devices have been the standard for the current generation of fitness trackers. Their features range from simple step-trackers to designs that can monitor heart rate and oxygen levels without a chest band. New generations of fitness trackers are...
Hospitals Aren’t Ready for Big Data

Hospitals Aren’t Ready for Big Data

A new report released by MeriTalk reveals the results of a survey of more than 151 decision makers in U.S. hospitals. The study looked into the potential impact of Big Data, mobile, cloud, and social media technologies on the delivery of health care in this country....