October 14, 2015
Lead Researcher Santosh Kumar
Just one year into the four-year Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K) initiative, research project academics at 11 different universities have undertaken to identify adverse health events and risk factors using mobile sensor data. The group has already been able to build computational models that identify a risk factors for stress as well as ways to identify...
August 17, 2015
As more and more mobile devices embed biometric sensors, mostly for health and fitness tracking, the market for using biometrics for identifying and authenticating people is trending up, according to a recent report from analyst firm Tractica. The group also points to the healthcare industry as one of the most promising sectors for adoption of biometric authentication. Tractica believes that...
June 11, 2014
Palo Alto, California-based G-Tech Medical, which is developing a wearable, disposable sensor patch for patients with gastrointestinal problems, has received funding from investor Peter Thiel's nonprofit fund, Breakout Labs. The grant was for $350,000. G-Tech is also looking to raise additional money to fund its next phase of development.
G-Tech's patches measure the electrical activity from the...
May 14, 2013
Last week a widely spread rumor made it's way to various tech blogs about the next generation Nike+ FuelBand: Reportedly, the second generation device is currently being tested by Nike employees who are wearing it out in the public because the prototype still has the form factor of the original. A report in gadget blog, Gear Live, claims that the next FuelBand will include Bluetooth 4.0 (aka...
December 17, 2012
MC10's CEO David Icke
The flexible, bendable digital health sensor company MC10 announced this week that two new strategic investors led a $10 million third round of funding in the company. MC10 named Medtronic as the first company but did not reveal the other -- only noting that it is a "consumer health company" that is a "clear leader" in its field. MC10 has previously announced a deal with...
August 8, 2012
It's one thing to detect the telltale stiffness, tremors, spasms and loss of muscle control of Parkinson's disease with wireless sensors, as Great Lakes Neurotechnologies is doing with its Kinesia HomeView system. It's another to add automatic medication administration to this type of technology.
A multi-country project funded by the European Union aims to do just that. Researchers in Spain,...
January 19, 2011
By Neil Versel
It’s time for a reality check in mobile and wireless home health, specifically in the area of body sensors. And this bit of buzzkill comes from someone at the forefront of the field, namely Dr. Joseph Kvedar, director of the Center for Connected Health at Partners HealthCare System in Boston.
“Most of the time, I write from the perspective of a technology vision that includes...