What Is Apple’s ResearchKit? [video]

What Is Apple’s ResearchKit? [video]

In case you missed it, Apple made some announcements yesterday. They talked some more about the Apple Watch, but you still can’t buy one. You can’t even order one until next month. So we’ll wait a bit longer before we discuss what impact it might...
Power Dressing: Soft Robotic Fabrics

Power Dressing: Soft Robotic Fabrics

We’ve written about exoskeleton robotics as means of providing assistance to the injured and the infirm, but strapping on a metal framework may be more than some patients want or need. A group at the University of Bristol’s Department of Engineering and...
AMA Helps Build Test Lab for Innovation

AMA Helps Build Test Lab for Innovation

Innovation doesn’t just happen. It requires lots of time and effort and experimentation to find a solution that works. As Thomas Edison said about his efforts to create a light bulb, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t...

Australia Seeks to Secure Wearable Health Data

An article in the Register reports that the Australian government has awarded a grant for a bit more than US $250,000 for a three-year study of ways to secure individual health data from fitness bands and other wearable devices. The potential benefits of such...
IDTechEx: Stretchable Electronics on the Way

IDTechEx: Stretchable Electronics on the Way

One of the recurring themes in the presentations at the IDTechEx conference was the need to for wearable Health Tech devices to “disappear” into our daily lives. These products can’t be intrusive, but rather become a part of our normal day-to-day...