Global Demand Growth for Wearables Continues

Global Demand Growth for Wearables Continues

Planet Earth is bullish on wearables. The latest International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker outlines a continued upward trend year-over-year. Total wearable shipments during 2019’s first quarter increased by 55.2% from Q1...
FDA Approves NeuroStim for Adolescent IBS

FDA Approves NeuroStim for Adolescent IBS

In the past five years, we’ve observed a variety of neurostimulation applications to reduce pain. We’ve written about neurostimulation used with patients with migraine, depression, diabetic nerve damage detection, back pain, opioid withdrawal, and more....
New VR Hardware Used for Pain Management [video]

New VR Hardware Used for Pain Management [video]

The opioid crisis has increased interest in non-pharmacological solutions for pain management, and one of the promising technologies for this application is virtual reality (VR). One problem is that the required hardware — the goggles and other supporting...
Wireless Stethoscope with AI Gets CE Certification

Wireless Stethoscope with AI Gets CE Certification

Another tech company has joined the hunt for AI algorithm-driven cough-analysis. Since early 2016 we’ve covered Australian-based ResApp Health’s smartphone-only product that captures a more complete sound frequency range when a cough exits a...
Garmin Partners with Blue365 for Fitness

Garmin Partners with Blue365 for Fitness

One of my recurring themes is that the focus of health and fitness tracking is rapidly shifting from personal choice to employers, insurers, and healthcare systems. This change is driven by the fact that these corporate entities are the ones that stand to benefit...