Connected Inhaler Tracks Doses

Connected Inhaler Tracks Doses

For patients with chronic breathing conditions — such as asthma — an inhaler literally can be a lifesaver. The devices are small, portable, and provide nearly instant relief through a dose of medication. But they are not without their limitations. How well...
Monitor Your Meditation with a Smart Ring [video]

Monitor Your Meditation with a Smart Ring [video]

We first looked at Helsinki-based Oura‘s sleep and activity tracking Oura Ring in 2017. Oura released a new version of the Oura Ring earlier this year and more recently added Moment, an app-directed feature to help wearers quantify the impact of meditation, breathing...
Smart Insole Detects Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Smart Insole Detects Diabetic Foot Ulcers

The CDC reports that between 10% and 15% of people with diabetes will develop diabetic foot ulcers during their lives. With more than 30 million diabetics in the U.S. and 84 million-plus with pre-diabetes, early foot ulcer detection gives patients the best way to...
Plushcare Offers Telehealth Service in All 50 States

Plushcare Offers Telehealth Service in All 50 States

We’ve written about advances in telehealth and telemedicine implementations many times in the past few years. We most recently wrote about significant increases in physician telehealth adoption reported in American Well’s Telehealth Index 2019 Physician...
Smart Shirt Monitors COPD Patient Breathing

Smart Shirt Monitors COPD Patient Breathing

We’ve written about the Hexoskin health sensing smart shirt several times, including the device’s use with young athletes and astronauts. Now Hexoskin has an additional application: monitoring patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)....