Movement Disorder Tracker Gets FDA Approval

Movement Disorder Tracker Gets FDA Approval

More than 6 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, which is just one of many chronic movement disorders. The tremors and other uncontrolled movements can be treated using the medicine levodopa, which increases the amount of...
Wearable Health Tech Can Monitor Bipolar Disorder

Wearable Health Tech Can Monitor Bipolar Disorder

Many aspects of psychiatry are not exact sciences. Diagnosis and monitoring of various disorders still depends on subjective observation and patient interviews conducted by trained practitioners. A new study published in the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health...
Another Concussion Sensor Detects Jolt to the Head

Another Concussion Sensor Detects Jolt to the Head

Does the world need another concussion tracker? The founders of a new company, Jolt Sensor, seems to think that there is still room in this increasingly crowded field. The company launched a Kickstarter campaign this month, and has already raised almost 25% of their...
Brain Booster Reconnects Muscle Control

Brain Booster Reconnects Muscle Control

Stroke patients often lose control over limbs. Recovery is possible in many cases, but rehabilitation can be difficult and lengthy. One procedure use by therapists is “repetitive facilitation exercise” (RFE). The therapist asks the patient to think about...
A Wrap-Around Mood Ring

A Wrap-Around Mood Ring

Like many others, I have a difficult time getting a good rest when on a long flight, especially between continents. The airlines invest an enormous amount of time and money trying to figure out how to help passengers be more comfortable (while maximizing revenues)....