The First Tricorder?

The First Tricorder?

On the classic Star Trek TV series, the Enterprise crew carried “tricorders” that were multipurpose scanner and analysis devices. Dr. McCoy had a special version that could diagnose injuries and disease. Now a Chinese company has released a multi-function...
NASA Sends Health Tech Vests into Space

NASA Sends Health Tech Vests into Space

Italian researchers sponsored by the Italian Space Agency and NASA have created a vest designed to monitor various biometric measures of astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The purpose is to gather data that researchers can use to try to...
Wireless Thermometer Tracks Fever

Wireless Thermometer Tracks Fever

Here comes flu season. Even a common cold can cause a person to run a fever, which can cause aches and feeling just plain lousy. Traditionally, you would take a patient’s temperature every few hours, and adjust medication and other treatments as required. But it...
IDTechEx: Low-Cost Sensors Drive Wearable Growth

IDTechEx: Low-Cost Sensors Drive Wearable Growth

Grains of sand? Tiny jewels? Actually, the photo above shows items that fall somewhere between. They are miniature sensors, and they cost a bit more than sand but far less than precious stones. And yet they can perform miracles when it comes to gathering data in...
Set It And Forget It

Set It And Forget It

One of the biggest problems with any wearable electronic device is that they need electricity to operate. And in most cases, this means that you need to use batteries. And batteries must be replaced or recharged. And the more often you have to replace or recharge, the...