Accidental Discovery: Energy Harvesting from Air

Accidental Discovery: Energy Harvesting from Air

What do penicillin, microwave ovens, pacemakers, Silly Putty, LSD, The Slinky, Post-It notes, X-rays, and inkjet printers have in common? They were all discovered by accident, usually by scientists investigating or intent on inventing something completely different....
Draw Your Own Health Sensor [video]

Draw Your Own Health Sensor [video]

Sometimes, the future arrives as a low-tech innovation that redefines simple technology from the past. It doesn’t get much simpler than a graphite pencil: a device widely used today that has barely deviated from its original design from the 1500s. What goes hand in...
Help for Incontinent Prostate cancer Survivors [video]

Help for Incontinent Prostate cancer Survivors [video]

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in the U.S. There were more than 200,000 new cases of prostate cancer in 2017, the latest year with available data from the CDC. The incidence of surgery for prostate cancer has dropped during the past decade, from...
Market Report: Earwear and Wristbands Lead Wearables

Market Report: Earwear and Wristbands Lead Wearables

Despite pandemic-related supply chain issues, wearables shipments worldwide grew 29.7% year over year during the first quarter of 2020 according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker. Smartwatch and regular watch numbers declined, but wristband...
Remote Heart Monitoring Subscription Service

Remote Heart Monitoring Subscription Service

In keeping with the telemedicine and remote patient monitoring trend, AliveCor has announced KardiaCare which is a new service that helps patients monitor their hearts’ health at home. KardiaCare works with AliveCor’s consumer ECG devices: KardiaMobile and...
Your Clothes Know How You Move

Your Clothes Know How You Move

Smart clothing, smart fabrics, and smart yarns have great potential for a wide range of wearable applications. If your shirt can track vital signs data and your pants can monitor your workouts, you don’t need separate wearable devices. We’ve written in the...