University of Waterloo

By Dave Muoio 11:36 am July 9, 2018
Researchers from the University of Waterloo have described a proof-of-concept system that uses Google’s Soli — an experimental, radar-based gesture tracker co-developed with Infineon — to track concentrations of glucoses within a solution. With further investigation and adjustment, this prototype technology could potentially be implemented for diabetes patients as a novel noninvasive approach to...
By Heather Mack 03:47 pm July 11, 2017
With all the recent technological approaches to clinical trials as of late, it’s clear that the notoriously long, expensive and often inefficient traditional process could use an update. From AI-powered matching platforms to increasingly sophisticated software to streamline data collection during trials, the space is getting busier. Palo Alto-based monARC Bionetworks is one of the latest to make...
By Brian Dolan 10:37 am November 22, 2013
Waterloo, Ontario-based Airo Health, a small startup that began taking preorders for a passive nutrition-tracking, wristworn device three weeks ago, has informed its early backers by way of email that it has refunded their money and will not put the device back up for sale until it has been tested and validated further. The Airo device, which the company claimed could -- among other things —...
By Aditi Pai 11:12 am October 29, 2013
Ontario, Canada-based Airo Health has announced a wearable sensor poised for launch in fall of 2014. Instead of steps, Airo tracks activity using heart rate, and instead of manual entry, Airo tracks nutrition passively. Airo's nutrition tracker uses wavelengths of light to look into the bloodstream to detect metabolites, which are released during and after the user's meal. These metabolites will...