Wearable Users Concerned About Data Privacy

Wearable Users Concerned About Data Privacy

In a recent article in the journal Health Affairs, researchers from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) referred to recent studies about patient attitudes about the use of patient-contributed data. It’s clear that collecting information from...
Wearables to Play Part in Google X Health Study

Wearables to Play Part in Google X Health Study

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal describes “Baseline” which is a new project being undertaken by Google X, the secretive skunk works for Google technology research programs such as autonomous cars. According to the WSJ article, the ultimate goal...
New Sensor for Better Heart Monitors

New Sensor for Better Heart Monitors

Many fitness devices measure your heart rate, but they often require an uncomfortable chest strap, or they simply may not be all that accurate. The Chinese company PixArt Imaging recently announced a new sensor that addresses this problem. The PAH 8001 is a tiny...
Lenovo Challenges Google Glass

Lenovo Challenges Google Glass

When it comes to head-mounted displays these days, most people think of Google Glass first. But a new product is coming to market that could challenge for leadership in this new market. In an announcement today, smart glasses creator Vuzix announced a major deal with...
Seniors Are Receptive to Health Tech Devices

Seniors Are Receptive to Health Tech Devices

One of the biggest markets for Health Tech devices is to provide monitoring and support of elderly individuals in a variety of settings, from independent living in their own home to supervised care in a health facility. But what do seniors think about technology?...