Your Shirt Hears Your Heart

Your Shirt Hears Your Heart

A group of engineers and designers from MIT and Rhode Island School of Design have developed acoustic fabric that can convert sound pressure waves to electrical signals. The team detailed the technology in a study published in Nature. Potential applications for sound...
New Stimulating Wearable Helps Stroke Patients Walk

New Stimulating Wearable Helps Stroke Patients Walk

Worldwide, about 15 million people each year have a stroke, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Among stroke victims, approximately one-third die and one-third are permanently disabled. Hemiplegia and hemiparesis, respectively paralysis or weakness on...
New Smartwatch Detects Sleep Apnea

New Smartwatch Detects Sleep Apnea

We’ve had wearables that monitor bio-signals for quite some time now; the first Fitbit launched way back in 2009. Manufacturers have made considerable advances in wearable features and functionality since then, and we’ve recently added consumer-grade oximeters...
Hearing Aids Designed to Be Seen, Not Hidden

Hearing Aids Designed to Be Seen, Not Hidden

Olive Union just launched the Olive Max OTC 2-in-1 wireless earbuds and hearing aids. This is a fascinating time to be following developments in hearable technology. Following passage of the 2017 OTC Hearing Aid Act, we’ve written about new devices in a variety...