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The world’s first “artificial pancreas” already hit the market in 2017

January 16th, 2019 at 12:11 pm » Comments Off

Good news for people with type 1 diabetes. In case you missed it, the first “artificial pancreas” was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is now ready for prime time. Innovative medical technology company Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G is the first device to combine an automated glucose monitor and an insulin pump. […]



19 trends we’ll be obsessing over in 2019

December 28th, 2018 at 6:46 am » Comments Off

Last year was dizzying, with exciting moments that were both good (the Central Park duck! Lena Dunham’s comeuppance!) and bad (tiny sunglasses! market volatility!). But if the experts who track social change are to be believed, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Next year promises even bigger surprises both in real life and online…



IBM fingernail sensor tracks health through your grip

December 28th, 2018 at 6:06 am » Comments Off

Its AI could detect the development of a disease. The strength of your grip can frequently be a good indicator of your health, and not just for clearly linked diseases like Parkinson’s — it can gauge your cognitive abilities and even your heart health. To that end, IBM has developed a fingernail sensor that can […]



L’Oréal’s wearable sensor will track your UV exposure throughout the day

November 29th, 2018 at 1:01 pm » Comments Off

L’Oréal has announced a wearable device that measures your exposure to ultraviolet radiation that can seriously damage your skin and eyes and potentially cause skin cancer. The La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV sensor is designed to clip onto your clothes or bag, and it relies on NFC rather than Bluetooth to transmit its data, […]



L’Oréal’s wearable sensor will track your UV exposure throughout the day

November 23rd, 2018 at 9:57 am » Comments Off

It even integrates with Apple’s HealthKit. L’Oréal has announced a wearable device that measures your exposure to ultraviolet radiation that can seriously damage your skin and eyes and potentially cause skin cancer. The La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV sensor is designed to clip onto your clothes or bag, and it relies on NFC rather […]



A stretchy stick-on patch can take blood pressure readings from deep inside your body

October 13th, 2018 at 9:44 am » Comments Off

The flexible stamp can collect data that usually requires bulky, invasive equipment. The last time you had your blood pressure checked, it was probably at a doctor’s office with a bulky cuff wrapped around your arm. One day soon, perhaps, you will just need a simple stick-on patch on your neck, no bigger than a […]



Japan’s new solar-powered “Second Skin” device revolutionizes wearable tech

October 2nd, 2018 at 11:18 am » Comments Off

It looks more like a band-aid than a watch. Advances in wearable tech have been pretty impressive lately, but the device described in a new Nature study blows the competition out of the water. While the Apple Watch is now equipped with an FDA-approved EKG sensor and companies like Samsung are going out of their […]



Lex folding wearable chair lets you take a seat anywhere

September 18th, 2018 at 9:57 am » Comments Off

Imagine if anytime, anywhere you felt a little fatigued in the legs you could simply lean back and take a load off? The developers of Lex are working towards such a future with a folding exoskeleton that turns into an ergonomic chair in just a few seconds. Lex is much like Chairless Chair we looked […]



What are smart glasses?

August 23rd, 2018 at 8:09 am » Comments Off

Google Glass made smart glasses a reality, but what are they, really?. It wasn’t that long ago when a doctor’s prescription and one’s physical limitations were the only uses for eyewear. But now, eyeglasses have gone high tech with smart glasses: eye glasses with a mini computer inside that displays information right on the lens(es). […]



The first graphene jacket is here, and it’s magical

August 17th, 2018 at 10:06 am » Comments Off

At 595 euros ($695) a pop, Vollebak’s new graphene jacket isn’t for everyone. But if even half of what its creators promise is true, it could be worth every cent. According to the company, it shares many of the magical properties of graphene–absorbing heat and then warming you up over time, conducting electricity, repelling bacteria, […]



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