Market Report: Earwear and Wristbands Lead Wearables

Market Report: Earwear and Wristbands Lead Wearables

Despite pandemic-related supply chain issues, wearables shipments worldwide grew 29.7% year over year during the first quarter of 2020 according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker. Smartwatch and regular watch numbers declined, but wristband...
FDA Clears Abbott iCGM for Ages 4+ [video]

FDA Clears Abbott iCGM for Ages 4+ [video]

Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices improve the lives of people with diabetes by minimizing or eliminating the need for painful and inconvenient finger stick blood glucose tests. We’ve written about CGMs from several companies and research organizations,...
Single Tooth Wearable Monitors Oral Acidity [video]

Single Tooth Wearable Monitors Oral Acidity [video]

We’ve written about a wide range of wearable biosensors during the past seven years. We covered wristbands, armbands, and headbands. We’ve seen broaches, necklaces, rings, glasses and hearables, and more. We’ve also noted dental health products such...
Smart Bra Monitors Hearth Health [video]

Smart Bra Monitors Hearth Health [video]

Former engineering students from MIT are developing washable, flexible circuits with sensors to capture biometric data. Bloomer Tech’s mission is tailoring cardiovascular healthcare to women. The company is currently in trials with its first product, the Bloomer...
Can Wrapping Yourself with Copper Resist Disease?

Can Wrapping Yourself with Copper Resist Disease?

My paternal grandfather was a farmer in Maine with a sixth-grade education. He wore copper bracelets because he swore they helped cut his arthritis pain. A 2013 study in the U.K. published in PLOS ONE found no “meaningful therapeutic effect,” other than...