Philips wants to help you get a better night’s sleep

With more patients seeking medical care for sleep disorders, the world is waking up to the challenge of healthy sleep, its impact on overall health and the need for a good’s night rest. During the recent IFA conference here in Berlin, Philips presented the Dream Family solution designed to improve the sleep therapy experience for people with obstructive […]

Are patients ignoring doctors’ wearables prescriptions?

Doctors are increasingly prescribing health-related wearables, but a survey shows many patients are ignoring doctors’ orders. The site Gadgets And Wearables reports the results from a recent Council for Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP) survey of over 30,000 U.S. patents and 626 U.S. doctors. Only 4% of surveyed patients responded that their doctor had recommended self-tracking […]

Accuracy in biometric wearables is consumers’ top priority

While comfort and long battery life are pretty cool, a recent survey found that consumers most desire accuracy from their wearable devices. An article by Mobile ID World reported survey results from a joint poll of 706 Americans by biometric wearable-maker Valencell and the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group. MEMS stands for Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems. The survey found […]