Philips Tackles COPD with Wearable Prototype

Philips Tackles COPD with Wearable Prototype

Two facts sum up much of the interest in wearable Health Tech devices and services. The first is that chronic conditions are responsible for a major share of healthcare costs and deaths every year. The second is the hope that more data about individuals and the...
Tele-Medicine for Your Skin [video]

Tele-Medicine for Your Skin [video]

How many times have you looked at something on your skin — or on someone close to you — and thought “Maybe I should get that looked at.” Now there’s an app for that. First Derm is a smartphone app that lets you take a photo of your skin...
IDTechEx: Sweat Sensors Can Speed Healing

IDTechEx: Sweat Sensors Can Speed Healing

The IDTechEx conference was last week, but we’ve still got more great information from that event to cover here. For example, a presentation by Dr. Joshua Windmiller of Electrozyme explored the potential benefits of real-time sweat sensors. We’ve written...
IDTechEx: Digital Health to Disrupt Healthcare

IDTechEx: Digital Health to Disrupt Healthcare

More than 1 billion people worldwide lack access to medical care, but do have access to cellphones. According to Dirk Schapeler, Director of Digital Health for Bayer HealthCare LLC, the cost that results from patients not adhering to their treatment regimen costs more...
Group Sets Goal of a Trillion Sensors

Group Sets Goal of a Trillion Sensors

Between smartphones and the Internet of Things, the demand for digital electronic sensors is growing rapidly. Your typical smartphone is packed with cameras, light sensors, microphones, accelerometers, and gyroscopes. The cost of these devices is falling almost as...