April 11, 2018
Engineering students at Rice University have created a new iPhone app they say could help patients with Parkinson's manage a symptom of the disease called "freezing," a temporary and involuntary inability to move when the legs are unable to follow the brain's command.
Visual, audio or vibratory cues can help overcome that, research has shown, and the Rice developers say their new app offers a...
May 17, 2013
The SMART belt (Photo by: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)
Epilepsy is one medical condition where the constant monitoring capability of a wearable sensor could save lives, providing an early warning when a person with epilepsy has a seizure or even predicting seizures before they happen. Surprisingly, though, it hasn't been an overly popular target for mobile health entrepreneurs. For developers...
February 15, 2012
According to a report over at GigaOm, one-year-old startup, Beam Technologies, plans to commercially launch a Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush and companion app next month. Beam's connected toothbrush leverages a sensor and Bluetooth to send brushing data to its companion smartphone app. The company sees an opportunity to build out a number of features and services based on the toothbrush tracking...
May 21, 2009
5C-Mobile is giving BlackBerry users a new reason to smile -- Bright Smile Toothbrush Timer and Oral Care Guide, a mobile application for the "health-conscious." The application includes a toothbrush timer that indicates how long each section of the mouth should be brushed and also includes detailed oral hygiene guidelines that cover brushing, flossing and general oral care.
The Bright Smile...
April 3, 2009
At the BodyNets conference here in Los Angeles, Rice University assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering Lin Zhong just shared a quick synopsis of two of his institution's wireless health projects: childhood obesity monitoring and oral hygiene monitoring.
Zhong described a pilot program Rice carried out to monitor obese children's activity levels and how they correlate to...