Category Archives: Wearables

Abandonment of Personal Health Tracking Devices

As the popularity of personal health tracking devices grows, there has also been an increase in the number of said devices being resold on craigslist. A study by Columbia University investigated the reasons for these resales and found that most

Abandonment of Personal Health Tracking Devices

As the popularity of personal health tracking devices grows, there has also been an increase in the number of said devices being resold on craigslist. A study by Columbia University investigated the reasons for these resales and found that most

Heart Rate and Energy Expenditure Accuracy in Wrist Worn Devices

The journal of personalized medicine published a study in 2017 that compared the accuracy of heart rate and energy expenditure measurements in 7 wrist worn devices, including the Apple Watch, Basis Peak, Fitbit Surge, Microsoft Band, Mio Alpha 2, PulseOn,

Heart Rate and Energy Expenditure Accuracy in Wrist Worn Devices

The journal of personalized medicine published a study in 2017 that compared the accuracy of heart rate and energy expenditure measurements in 7 wrist worn devices, including the Apple Watch, Basis Peak, Fitbit Surge, Microsoft Band, Mio Alpha 2, PulseOn,

Fitbit Mental Health Physiology Monitoring App

Sydney, Australia-based firm Medibio has rolled out a mobile app that integrates with Fitbit and Garmin and allows wearers to check their mental health based on a combination of biometric measurements and traditional assessments.  The app uses sleep, activity, and heart

Fitbit Mental Health Physiology Monitoring App

Sydney, Australia-based firm Medibio has rolled out a mobile app that integrates with Fitbit and Garmin and allows wearers to check their mental health based on a combination of biometric measurements and traditional assessments.  The app uses sleep, activity, and heart

Microsoft to create eyeglasses that gauge blood pressure

Microsoft has filed a patent for eyeglasses with monitors capable of tracking blood pressure. The sensor in the glasses would have the benefit of requiring no user input or behavior changes during regular activities. The device, named Glabella, rivals those

Microsoft to create eyeglasses that gauge blood pressure

Microsoft has filed a patent for eyeglasses with monitors capable of tracking blood pressure. The sensor in the glasses would have the benefit of requiring no user input or behavior changes during regular activities. The device, named Glabella, rivals those

First dynamic spine brace — robotic spine exoskeleton — characterizes spine deformities

Researchers at Columbia University developed a robotic spine brace that has the potential to help kids with scoliosis and other spinal deformities. The dynamic brace was originally created in order to have a 3D study on the stiffness of the

First dynamic spine brace — robotic spine exoskeleton — characterizes spine deformities

Researchers at Columbia University developed a robotic spine brace that has the potential to help kids with scoliosis and other spinal deformities. The dynamic brace was originally created in order to have a 3D study on the stiffness of the

New device shows promise for treating opioid withdrawal symptoms

This week, the FDA approved a wearable device that could reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms by up to 84.6%.  The NSS-2 BRIDGE device’s microneedle arrays target the user’s cranial nerves to provide relief in as little as 60 minutes. Full article: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171116006111/en/FDA-Clearance-Breakthrough-Opioid-Addiction-Withdrawal-Treatment/

New device shows promise for treating opioid withdrawal symptoms

This week, the FDA approved a wearable device that could reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms by up to 84.6%.  The NSS-2 BRIDGE device’s microneedle arrays target the user’s cranial nerves to provide relief in as little as 60 minutes. Full article: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171116006111/en/FDA-Clearance-Breakthrough-Opioid-Addiction-Withdrawal-Treatment/

Quadriplegic Man Feeding, Scratching Himself for First Time in Years

At Case Western University a quadriplegic man was able to move his right arm. Electrodes arrays were implanted to read signals from his motor cortex of his brain. The patient’s thought to move his hand and a computer analyzed it

Quadriplegic Man Feeding, Scratching Himself for First Time in Years

At Case Western University a quadriplegic man was able to move his right arm. Electrodes arrays were implanted to read signals from his motor cortex of his brain. The patient’s thought to move his hand and a computer analyzed it