Category Archives: Wearables

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

Can a Smartphone App Helps Spot A Fib

An MIT tech company, Cardiio has developed an app designed to spot a. fib. The app uses smartphone’s camera to measure hear rate by noticing slight changes in skin tone.  The app is not yet available to the public. The

Can a Smartphone App Helps Spot A Fib

An MIT tech company, Cardiio has developed an app designed to spot a. fib. The app uses smartphone’s camera to measure hear rate by noticing slight changes in skin tone.  The app is not yet available to the public. The

Mabu the Personal Healthcare Assistant

When I first started third year, during my ambulatory rotation I saw a man who was in his 90s who was extremely noncompliant. I remember that he thought it was extremely helpful when I programmed medication alarms into this phone.

Mabu the Personal Healthcare Assistant

When I first started third year, during my ambulatory rotation I saw a man who was in his 90s who was extremely noncompliant. I remember that he thought it was extremely helpful when I programmed medication alarms into this phone.