Do-It-All Wearable Tracks Vitals [video]

Do-It-All Wearable Tracks Vitals [video]

The Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE is a competition to develop a portable, wireless device that can monitor and diagnose a person’s health. Named after the medical sensor device from the “Star Trek” series, the competition will choose three teams to share...
Cloth Generates Electricity as You Move

Cloth Generates Electricity as You Move

Digital electronic wearable Health Tech devices need electricity to work their magic. This generally requires the use of batteries that have to be recharged or replaced periodically. But what if you could do away with the batteries (or come up with a way to keep them...
New Battery is Half the Size [video]

New Battery is Half the Size [video]

Batteries pose a trade-off for mobile device designers. You can use a bigger batter to get a longer run between recharges, but it will result in a device that is larger and heavier. As a result, researchers are constantly working on new technologies that can store...
A Smarter Stethoscope [video]

A Smarter Stethoscope [video]

Our son is a surgeon, and I remember learning while he was in medical school that using a stethoscope is not a trivial skill. And when it comes to explaining a patient’s symptoms, it often becomes a challenging game of “did you hear what I heard?” As...
Teletouch Glove for the Deaf and Blind [video]

Teletouch Glove for the Deaf and Blind [video]

In the 19th Century, communication technology took a great leap forward with the telegraph, that let people “write” over great distances. Early in the last century, the telephone revolutionized communications again by letting people talk and listen to each...