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...
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...
Rechargeable Batteries for Hearing Aids

Rechargeable Batteries for Hearing Aids

As we get older, our bodies often don’t function as well as when we were younger. Our hearing may become impaired, and we become more fumble-fingered as our fine motor control degrades. Unfortunately, these two changes can combine to make life more difficult, as...
Wearables Are Useful, But Are They Safe?

Wearables Are Useful, But Are They Safe?

Many of us are anxious to reap the full benefits offered by wearable Health Tech devices, but in the rush to take advantage of this new technology, we need to pause to ask the question, “Is it safe?” Already, there have been reports of irritation caused by...
Better Battery Cuts Costs [video]

Better Battery Cuts Costs [video]

To paraphrase Winston Churchill, lithium-ionĀ batteries are possibly the worst of all battery technologies, except for all others that have been tried. They hold a lot of electricity in a small space, but they are expensive to make and are responsible for occasionally...