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Apple details the technology and functionality behind Apple Watch’s heart rate monitor

Ahead of the Apple Watch making its way onto the wrists of consumers, Apple has published a new support page detailing the device’s heart rate monitor. As we know, the Apple Watch includes a heart rate reader to measure a person’s intensity during workouts.<p>With knowledge of this intensity data, the …

The opportunities for wearables in the healthcare space

<b>Daniel Gomez Seidel</b> and <b>Masuma Henry</b> of Artefact have posted a nice write-up on recent developments and opportunities for wearables in the healthcare …

Health and Fitness Applications to Propel Wearables Market

The wearables market is going to grow at a fast rate over the next few years, according to a new report from Transparency Market Research. The firm …

Cook calls teen who says Apple Watch saved his life

Reuters<p>When high-school senior Paul Houle Jr. started preseason training for football this month, something unexpected happened.<p>Houle, who attends Tabor Academy in Massachusetts, noticed his heart rate had remained high at 145 beats per minute hours after football practice ended.<p>Houle was later …

Thync: company launches mood-changing wearable that zaps brains

A newly-released headset hopes to wake people up or calm them down by manipulating the electricity in their brain.<p>Thync costs $299 and has just been …

Wearable Tech

Harnessing The Power Of Mobile For Healthcare

Aashima Gupta Contributor<p>Aashima Gupta is vice president of digital transformation for healthcare at Apigee and the former executive director of digital technology incubation and solutions at Kaiser Permanente.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Ignorance almost killed our best shot at EMR …

Health care innovation shifts to IT, not devices

Health information technology is gaining ground fast on medical device innovation, and if all goes well in a few years we won't even much notice the …

11 tech innovations changing medicine

Enormous technological changes in medicine and healthcare are heading our way. These trends have a variety of stakeholders: patients, medical professionals, researchers, medical students, and consumers. They are important because of the impact they will likely have on all of us at one time or …

What Companies Should Ask Before Embracing Wearables

Knowing where to draw the line between an employee and its workplace is becoming increasingly difficult. Not just conceptually in terms of work-life balance, but also physically, with the introduction of wearables and other employee-tracking technologies. It sometimes seems as if Frederick Winslow …

Ford car that can monitor your HEALTH as you drive - and take over if you become ill or fall asleep

Engineers develop a car that can monitor your HEALTH as you drive - and take over if you become ill or fall asleep<p>Ford has tested sensors that use …

Big Pharma Hands Out Fitbits to Collect Better Personal Data

Pharmaceutical companies are enlisting Fitbits and other gadgets strapped to patients’ wrists, chests and skin as a way to bring drugs to market …

Personal Data

Eko | Electronic Stethoscope and EKG - Telemedicine Solutions

“We have been looking for more than 2 years for a telemedicine solution for cardiology and pulmonology. The Eko Core digital stethoscope is that …

Medical Technology

Flow, by Plume: the first smart air quality tracker.

Trying to live a healthier life in the city but feeling helpless about the air you breathe? Through simple actions, Plume helps you avoid air …

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Health, Tech You - A new generation of digital wellbeing experiences

Along side the Design’s of The Year exhibition at the Design Museum in London, a beautifully designed area was specifically dedicated to the emerging …

Wearables are sexy, but the smart money in health startups is elsewhere

The world of digital health is exploding. Hundreds of new startups have sprung up, and the venture capital to support them is growing rapidly. And it has outdone growth (slide 5) in venture funding in general, as well in the biotech, software, or the medical devices industries.<p>In 2014, digital …

Nissan's Nismo smartwatch delivers real-time data on a driver's performance

The smartwatch trend has certainly taken off recently with new wrist-worn tech announced by the likes of Samsung, Sony, and ... Nissan? Yes, the …

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​Google Fit v Apple Health

The war between Apple and Google doesn't stop at smartphones and wearables; the two also want to be your health guru.<p>Apple Health and Google Fit are …

Wearable Tech

Gear | SAMSUNG Developers

SAMSUNG GEAR<p>GEAR WATCH DESIGNER<br>NOW COVERS ALL GEAR DEVICES<p>Make your own Gear watch face in just a few steps on your Mac and PC.<br>Now available for Gear …

Apps

Asus ZenWatch Review: The Best Value Of Any Android Wear Device So Far

Article Contents<p>We've now seen the entire first generation of Android Wear watches, many of which have their own angle—a reason for being, if you …

Apple Pushes HealthKit Farther With New Partners

Source: Thinkstock<p>Apple made headlines this week with the news that it’s launching its first medical trials of HealthKit in an important partnership …

Google Fit partners with Adidas, Polar, Withings for dev challenge

This week the folks at Google have let it be known that they’re ramping up efforts to embolden Google Fit. To do this, they’re teaming up with …

Moto 360 v LG G Watch R: Battle of the round Android Wear smartwatches

The battle of the circular Android Wear smartwatch has reached fever pitch, as the Moto 360 and LG G Watch R do battle for supremacy. These two …

The top wearable technology vendor for Q1 2015 is Fitbit

An International Data Corporation (IDC) report has identified the top shipper of wearables during the quarter.<p>The IDC has now released its “Worldwide …

Wearable Tech

Best heart rate monitors: Top watches, chest straps and fitness trackers

2014 Smartwatch Comparison Guide

<b>Update</b>: <i>This guide is now outdated. For the most up-to-date version, you can check out Gizmag's</i> updated for late 2015 Smartwatch Comparison Guide.<p>For …