Intel & SMS Team to Create Biometric Buds

Intel & SMS Team to Create Biometric Buds

Ready for your workout? Motivational tunes on your phone: check! Earbuds to listen to your tunes: check! Earbuds to monitor heart rate: what the what? It’s true, later this fall, you can leave your chest strap in the drawer along with all your other outgrown and...
Nano-Bio Gets Big Boost

Nano-Bio Gets Big Boost

I know, “Nano-Bio” sounds like it might be something Mork would say to Mindy, but it’s a serious keystone for just about all future Health Tech products. It refers to the field of nano-biotechnology, which is growing by leaps and bounds in the labs...
Low-Power Sensor Chip Needs No Battery

Low-Power Sensor Chip Needs No Battery

Energy harvesting collects power from ambient sources, such as heat, light, or motion, and converts it into another form of energy. In most cases, it produces electricity to do useful work or to be stored for use later. One missing piece, however, is computing...
Implant Monitors Heart Failure

Implant Monitors Heart Failure

“Heart failure” is a cardiac condition with a misleading name. It does not mean that the patient’s heart has failed; it simply indicates that the heart is not pumping a sufficient volume of blood to the lungs and body. This can result in other...
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...