New Family of Wearable Chips Cuts Power Use

New Family of Wearable Chips Cuts Power Use

Remember your old “dumb” cellphone? The one that you could charge once or twice a week, depending on how much time you spent talking on calls? Now consider your smartphone; most people have to recharge theirs every day (or maybe even more often than that)....
Self-Winding Pacemaker

Self-Winding Pacemaker

Nobody gives out medals for doing everything with electronics. Sometimes, an old-fashioned mechanical solution can work as well or better than some futuristic approach. We’ve reported here before about energy harvesting technology to provide long-term power for...
New Glucose Monitor Eliminates Finger Pricks

New Glucose Monitor Eliminates Finger Pricks

Last week, Abbott Diabetes Care received European Union approval for a new blood glucose monitoring device for diabetes patients: FreeStyle Libre. The wearable sensor eliminates the need for pricking the patient’s finger to get a drop of blood. Instead, a tiny...
Reduce Risk of Fall for Seniors

Reduce Risk of Fall for Seniors

According to Kinesis Health Technologies, about 30% of all elderly individuals 65 and older suffer at least one fall every year. In long-term care facilities, the risk of a fall can be as high as 50%. Many of these falls result in injury, and often require...
Wearable Health Tech Can Monitor Bipolar Disorder

Wearable Health Tech Can Monitor Bipolar Disorder

Many aspects of psychiatry are not exact sciences. Diagnosis and monitoring of various disorders still depends on subjective observation and patient interviews conducted by trained practitioners. A new study published in the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health...