Hearing Aid Platform Adds Smart Features [video]

Hearing Aid Platform Adds Smart Features [video]

According to the Hearing Health Foundation, about 48 million people in the U.S. suffer from some degree of hearing loss. About one third of all adults aged 65 to 74 have some hearing loss, and that jumps to one half for those 75 or older. Hearing impairment can play a...
Smart Stent Tech Detects Narrowed Artery

Smart Stent Tech Detects Narrowed Artery

Restenosis is the technical term for the re-narrowing of the arteries. It is one of the most important factors in managing cardiac patients who have undergone angioplasty to open narrowed or blocked arteries. Restenosis usually occurs within three to 12 months after...
Biofuel-Powered Sensor Runs On Glucose

Biofuel-Powered Sensor Runs On Glucose

Implanted biosensors have several advantages over wearables or carryable devices, but implantables also raise questions about power sources. Adherence and data reliability is better than with traditional wearables; no one has to remember to carry or wear an implant....
Segmented Batteries Are Pliable

Segmented Batteries Are Pliable

At a recent CES show in Las Vegas, I met someone who was developing a smart insole to measure the pressure forces at multiple locations on the subject’s foot. As we discussed the design challenges, she said “The biggest problem is figuring out where to put...
Sun-Powered Wearable

Sun-Powered Wearable

One of the challenges for wearable devices is getting power to them. You can include a battery, but this will need to be recharged or replaced when it runs down. Researchers have explored harvesting energy from sources including body heat, motion, and ambient radio...