Health Tech Is Hip: SXSW

Health Tech Is Hip: SXSW

South By Southwest (SXSW) is one of the hippest, multifaceted events of the year. This celebration takes over Austin, Texas each spring, and spotlights the latest in entertainment and technology. And next year, the organizers are adding a Health Tech component in the...
Carbon Nanotubes Could Restore Vision

Carbon Nanotubes Could Restore Vision

Diseases such as macular degeneration can damage the light-sensitive cells on the surface of the eye’s retina. Eventually, the patient can lose sight altogether. Researchers have been investigating ways to create implants that would convert light into electrical...
DIY Wearables Get New Toolkit [video]

DIY Wearables Get New Toolkit [video]

Technology is the great equalizer. Low-cost, mass-produced personal computers ushered in a revolution of data processing that made information management more efficient for everyone from large corporations to the average household. And in spite of the fact that...
Device Watches What You Eat

Device Watches What You Eat

Calories consumed minus calories burned. If the result is greater than zero, you will probably gain weight. If the result is less than zero, then you’ll probably shed pounds. Simple enough, but difficult to track. Fitness bands and other devices can do a pretty...
Set It And Forget It

Set It And Forget It

One of the biggest problems with any wearable electronic device is that they need electricity to operate. And in most cases, this means that you need to use batteries. And batteries must be replaced or recharged. And the more often you have to replace or recharge, the...
Prosthetic Hand Restores Sense of Touch [video]

Prosthetic Hand Restores Sense of Touch [video]

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a system that allows a patient to feel objects in his prosthetic hand. In partnership with the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dustin Pyler leads a seven-member team that is working...