Suit Warns Paraplegics of Injury [video]

Suit Warns Paraplegics of Injury [video]

Talan Skeels-Piggins is a former member of the UK Royal Navy who suffered a motorcycle accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. He went on to compete as a downhill skier in the 10th Winter Paralympics, but an injury forced him to give that up. Instead, he...
Wearable Health Benefits Depend on Software

Wearable Health Benefits Depend on Software

The potential benefits of the “quantified person” are huge, making it possible to improve diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of all sorts of diseases and chronic conditions. One of the biggest barriers to realizing these gains, however, are the...
Wearable Tech Seeks Guinea Pigs on the Internet

Wearable Tech Seeks Guinea Pigs on the Internet

Here’s something you don’t see every day. The exploding wearable Health Tech market means that lots of companies are coming up with all sorts of new ideas for products and services. It stands to reason that some of these new concepts may not have been...
Therapeutic Hugs in Style [video]

Therapeutic Hugs in Style [video]

You may have heard of Temple Grandin. This remarkable woman has autism, and among other accomplishments, developed new designs for corrals that help reduce the stress in cattle. At the age of 18, she invented a “hug box” that would apply pressure to her...
Contest for New Solutions for Nordic Elderly

Contest for New Solutions for Nordic Elderly

The Scandinavian countries are well known for their excellent social services, including medical care. Like many other parts of the world, however, they are facing a challenge. The elderly make up 25% of the entire population, and this is expected to grow to 40% by...