Tech world aims to tackle the mental health issue next

Several months ago, CCS Insight surveyed 2,000 people in the US and UK about what they would most like to have tracked about themselves, and a large portion of them answered with, “stress levels.” It looks as though their requests are being answered.  Mental health is a big focus in the tech industry right now. […]


Halo Wearables see hydration tracking as future of wearable market

Halo Wearables, a wearable fitness startup, wants to bring hydration tracking into the mainstream with Halo Edge, the company’s first wearable. Instead of monitoring heart-rate and step-count, Halo Wearables believes tracking hydration will prove more useful for athletes. See Also: Fitbit buys Pebble as wearables consolidation continues “Hydration for us is another element which has […]

Can Jiyo’s new health platform keep Aspen healthy and happy?

Jiyo, a new comprehensive digital platform introduced by Dr. Deepak Chopra to discuss holistic approaches to health and well-being, just launched its “Smart Cities-Internet of Well-being” program in partnership with Aspen City of Well-being, a non-profit organization whose focus is measuring, prioritizing and improving the overall health of community members in Aspen. Jiyo’s localized platform […]

Can wearables help prevent addicts from relapsing?

A recent project — MD2K — won $10.8 million from the National Institutes of Health to focus on developing hardware, including wearables, and software that gathers and analyzes health information generated by wearable sensors. The main purpose of MD2K is to use these sensors and data to be aware of and stop adverse health events from […]


Teva and Intel using wearables to monitor Huntington’s disease

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Intel announced on Thursday a wearable partnership focused on Huntington’s disease patients. Huntington’s disease, which affects approximately 30,000 Americans, is an inherited condition that damages nerve cells in the brain. This causes a breakdown in motor skills, cognition, and behavior. Early signs include behavior change and fidgety movement. See Also: Intel […]


Next iPhone could double as a glucose monitor

To nobody’s surprise, Apple has merged audio into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 7, removing the 3.5mm audio jack. As evidence of the lack of surprise, DarioHealth unveiled a new glucose meter on Thursday, one day after Apple’s announcement, which works with the iPhone’s Lightning connector. Previously, the DarioHealth blood glucose monitoring system connected via […]

How close are we to the robotic human heart?

We live in a society where human health is increasingly enhanced by artificial augmentation and implantation including hip replacements and hearing aids. French company Carmat have been working for 15 years on the artificial heart, a device that completely replaces the human heart in people with end stage heart disease and a life expectancy of […]


Check out the latest fitness tracker in a pair of glasses

Google Glass failed to win consumers, partly because of the design that made the augmented eyewear stand out in a crowd. VSP Global’s innovation lab, The Shop, which built custom frames for Glass, wants to approach eyewear tech from a different angle. The Shop has partnered with the University of Southern California (USC) Center for […]

Can machine learning tackle the top killer of American women?

According to the Women’s Heart Foundation, coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in women. More than twice as many women die from cardiovascular disease as from all forms of cancer combined. Evaluation for suspected coronary disease differs in women because of frequently misleading results provided by treadmill testing without imaging. Gender differences have […]

How to derive real value from “smarter” connected health products

Now that the wide selection of “quantified self” products — like FitBit and Jawbone — have bled over from the fitness fanatics to mainstream consumers, we’ve reached a tipping point in which we should expect more from our connected products. Consumers have become accustomed to looking at readouts that assess our own personal health, but […]


Can this wearable prevent type 2 diabetes?

King’s Health Partners, an academic health science center in the U.K., will trial a wearable and mobile app program that tries to prevent patients from developing type 2 diabetes. The program will take place in Lambeth and Southwark, two London boroughs. 200 patients, who are the most at-risk of developing type 2 diabetes, will trial […]


McDonald’s Happy Meal wearable rubs people the wrong way

McDonald’s has prematurely ended fitness tracker sales in the U.S. and Canada, which came inside the fast-food chain’s Happy Meal. Intended as a way to get kids active, McDonald’s inadvertently caused a lot of parents to worry what was happening to their child’s skin. It received complaints from customers about skin irritation a few hours […]


Report says Rio athletes want more out of their wearables

Wearables are becoming commonplace in practice games and training, but have received a lukewarm response from athletes, unhappy with the lack of advice or instructions. Athletes see the advantages of using wearables, according to a report from Lux Research, but want to see wearable providers take more of an active role on the advice side. […]

Can a wearable allergy-proof your child?

Having food allergies can be a real drag. For millions of Americans dealing with food allergies, going to a restaurant or eating at a friend or family member’s house comes with the risk of being unknowingly put in contact with something you are allergic to. Folks with severe peanut allergies have to be careful not […]


AT&T hooks up Biotricity for medical device data work

Biotricity has selected AT&T as its prefered network partner, providing the wireless carrier entry into the medical market. AT&T has a pilot program in place that provides Biotricity with “near real-time connectivity for data transmission.” That will expand to a full program later this year, when Biotricity launches its first wearable. See Also: IoT revenues […]


Germans couldn’t be bothered with your fitness tracker

In Germany, almost half of the people that own a fitness tracker have stopped using it and more than 85 percent said they have no interest in purchasing a fitness tracker. It is dire news for the wearable market, of which fitness trackers make up more than half. Fitbit, the industry leader, sells more fitness trackers […]


Samsung and Nestlé collaborate on new health platform

Samsung and Nestlé, two of the largest companies in their respective sectors, announced on Thursday plans to launch a connected health and lifestyle platform to encourage healthy choices. The partnership also includes a joint research project to explore the benefits of nutritional science in conjunction with bio-sensors. The specific details of the health platform were […]