Lightweight Heart Monitor Needs No Chest Strap

Lightweight Heart Monitor Needs No Chest Strap

A spin-off from Nokia, PulseOn has developed a new heart monitor. Unlike traditional designs, the wrist-wearable device does not require a separate chest strap. And the PulseOn has been demonstrated to be as accurate as a standard ECG machine. One key to its accuracy...

Nano-Silver Creates Conductive Fabric

You may remember the use of silver nanoparticles to kill odor-causing bacteria in socks and t-shirts. Now scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in England have discovered a new way to combine silver with fabrics to enable a wide range of wearable...
3D Printed Cast Mends Broken Bones Faster

3D Printed Cast Mends Broken Bones Faster

3D printers are a hot concept these days, and they are triggering all sorts of exciting projects in many fields, from arts to architecture. Some of the most interesting projects are in the WellTech arena. For example, the winner of the 3D Printed Forms and Products...
Implant Harvests Energy

Implant Harvests Energy

Implantable technology devices have already become part of the medical arsenal, such as pacemakers. These devices have a flaw that can even be fatal; they run on batteries. And batteries run down. A typical pacemaker must be replaced every six to 10 years, which...
Writing Braille with Gloves On

Writing Braille with Gloves On

About 40 million people worldwide are blind, yet only one in 10 learn to read and write Braille. Writing Braille typically requires a specialize keyboard that uses “chording.” This means that users press two or more keys at the same time, in much the same...