With wearable sensors and smart patches allowing patients to monitor their own vital signs and even diagnose disease with their smartphones, Qualcomm Life predicts the eventual end of bulky, traditional medical instruments.
One of the complications of fluctuating blood-glucose levels that can happen with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes patients is blurred vision. In 2010, 3.9 million adults diagnosed with diabetes reported trouble with their vision, according to the U.S.
The future of wearable devices is one of the hottest topics at the 2013 Innovation by Design Conference, but according to Jawbone CEO Hosain Rahman and designer Yves Béhar, there is no one iWatch to rule them all.
Robotics technology has had plenty of false starts throughout the years. It seemed like, decades back, we were getting close to having true robots bounding about our living rooms and commenting on ou...
Over the next five years, 13 million wearable devices embedded with wireless connectivity will be integrated into wellness plans offered by businesses, according to ABI research’s new report.
In 2013, principal analyst Jonathan Collins said less than 200,000 wearable devices have been integrated into wellness plans.
The report factors in the social and economic drivers supporting the integration of wearable wireless device adoption, such as the point at which people start taking more responsibility in healthcare, Collins told MobiHealthNews.
“While some device vendors are hoping that strong consumer awareness will drive corporate wellness adoption for their products, they also need to understand and focus on the most influential parts of the healthcare value chain,” Collins said.
We may not all agree on what types of music we like, but we can all agree that we like music(unless you are weird.) It's one of main things that makes us human. It's one of the main ways we relax, un...
Walking is healthy, so all of the pundits and experts say. While this simple cardiovascular activity may be essential for our inner organs, it can wreak havoc on our outer ones. Case in point? The an...
Though some people already seem inseparable from their smartphones, even more convenient, wearable, solar-powered electronics could be on the way soon, woven into clothing fibers or incorporated into watchbands.
"...the Sign Language Ring, a ring and bracelet combo unit that works to translate sign language gestures into audio and readable text...The bracelet prints out words spoken or gestured, so the wearer will instantly know what is being said around them."
Bush imagines a more colorful future and dynamic new form factors. Putting anything on your body is an expression of who you are, and how you feel. Glasses started out as a purely medical device, but are now a style object – even for those who don’t need them. "We wear objects as adornment, to feel good," says Bush. Why not look at a neck brace or a walking stick in the same way?
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It's time to think different in mobile, but we may need some new enabling technologies-energy harvesting where are you?
"There's a palpable energy around wearables, but the ideas are all wrong. The hubbub at the Glazed conference this week was exciting, but the products were clunky."
"I saw a two or three new-to-me smart watches, but they were like smartphones strapped to your wrist. They showed Twitter feeds and Facebook updates and captured HD video. Those are smartphone apps, not wearable apps. Think different, people!"
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