Gone in 15 Seconds: New Fitness Watch [video]

Gone in 15 Seconds: New Fitness Watch [video]

Fitness bands continue to blur feature sets, and the Nabu from Razer is no exception. The company describes it as a “social smartband.” Yes, it counts your steps and estimates your calorie burn, and it sends your data to an Android or iOS smartphone via a...
Tiny, Injectable Stimulator Fights Pain

Tiny, Injectable Stimulator Fights Pain

For patients living with chronic pain, spinal chord stimulatiom (SCS) can provide relief by providing small electrical currents to the spine. Traditionally, these devices have been connected by wires to batteries, often requiring lengthy surgical procedures. Stimwave...
Wireless Thermometer Tracks Fever

Wireless Thermometer Tracks Fever

Here comes flu season. Even a common cold can cause a person to run a fever, which can cause aches and feeling just plain lousy. Traditionally, you would take a patient’s temperature every few hours, and adjust medication and other treatments as required. But it...
Philips Tackles COPD with Wearable Prototype

Philips Tackles COPD with Wearable Prototype

Two facts sum up much of the interest in wearable Health Tech devices and services. The first is that chronic conditions are responsible for a major share of healthcare costs and deaths every year. The second is the hope that more data about individuals and the...
Train Your Brain to Relax [video]

Train Your Brain to Relax [video]

When I was in college in the early 70s, biofeedback was a hot topic. Along with Transcendental Meditation, experimenters were curious about using EEG readings to train users to reach a relaxed state. Wearable technology has made such devices more affordable, such as...
Tele-Medicine for Your Skin [video]

Tele-Medicine for Your Skin [video]

How many times have you looked at something on your skin — or on someone close to you — and thought “Maybe I should get that looked at.” Now there’s an app for that. First Derm is a smartphone app that lets you take a photo of your skin...