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...
Biometric Shirt Lets You Ban the Band

Biometric Shirt Lets You Ban the Band

The bracelet/watch model for a fitness tracker makes for a convenient device, but it has its limitations. To monitor heart rate, many require that you wear a separate chest band, for example. While not a new product, the Hexoskin shirt provides a different approach to...
Nano-Bio Gets Big Boost

Nano-Bio Gets Big Boost

I know, “Nano-Bio” sounds like it might be something Mork would say to Mindy, but it’s a serious keystone for just about all future Health Tech products. It refers to the field of nano-biotechnology, which is growing by leaps and bounds in the labs...
Fitness Watch: Phone Home!

Fitness Watch: Phone Home!

    Okay, I’m going to say what a lot of people are thinking: “smart” watches are pretty dumb. Sure, they may have a pretty face (or not so much) and a bunch of handy features. But like the Master of  “Thunderdome” they are...