How Wearable Technology Could Save Our Health

Wearable Technology – Helping Your Doctor Help You You might have heard the aggressive term “glasshole,” which unaffectionately refers to people who wear their Google Glass wearable computing device everywhere and all day long.  The Google Glass is actually just one type of wearable computing device. Smartwatches, smart wristbands, fitness trackers, helmet-worn impact checkers, back pain posture checkers, necklaces, clip-ons, Read More …

Wearable Technology Market to Exceed $6 Billion by 2016

Wearable Technology Market to Exceed $6 Billion by 2016 Northampton, 08 August 2012 – Increasing demand for actionable, real-time data in a range of applications is driving strong demand for wearable technology. 14 million wearable devices were shipped in 2011; by 2016, wearable technology will represent a minimum revenue opportunity of $6 billion, according to World Market for Wearable Technology Read More …

Nearly 80 Million Wearable Wireless Devices by 2016

Fitness and Wellbeing Devices Will Lead Healthcare-Related Wearable Wireless Uptake to Nearly 80 Million Devices in 2016 LONDON – June 13, 2011 – Much is made of the enormous potential for wearable wireless sensors to deliver remote healthcare, and for good reason. But over the next five years, adoption of wireless healthcare sensors will lag well behind uptake of consumer-driven Read More …

Digital Health at CES … and other highlights

The Latest and Greatest in Digital Health from CES 2015 By Beth Kelly The 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was held in Las Vegas, Nevada from January, 6-9th. It’s the largest expo of its kind. Every year, the event attracts an audience of approximately 150,000 people. Although there were many exciting displays across several different industries, the most exciting Read More …

How Wearable computing could take off

After decades of tech evolution consistent with Moore’s Law, you can now wear a $3.5 million mainframe computer on your wrist. The WIMM One is much faster than the IBM System/370 Model 158-3 mainframe that I worked on in the 1970’s, and in some ways it’s better. It’s got sensors, an accelerometer, and wireless connections to connect with other digital devices Read More …

Home Monitoring of Seniors will drive Wearable Devices

Home Monitoring for Seniors Will Drive 36 Million Wearable Wireless Device Market FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – LONDON – July 13, 2012 ​A combination of factors including the growing senior demographic combined with economic, social, and technological developments are driving investment and demand for home monitoring devices that can extend and improve in-home care. As the market transitions from safety focused offerings Read More …

6 Health Care Tech Innovations in 2013

The 6 Biggest Innovations in Health Care Technology in 2013 Guest article by Brian Honigman This year we’ve witnessed amazing innovations in technology with everything from wearable tech like Google Glass or Nike+ to the recent introduction of Coin, one card that stores all your credit cards, debit cards, personal accounts, business accounts and other cards typically filling your wallet. The healthcare industry was no exception Read More …

New technologies to prevent senior injuries at home

By Daniel Lewis Airbags for Pedestrians There’s no doubt that people are living longer now than ever before. That’s largely because of advancements in medicine and technology, and these advancements mean that hundreds of thousands of elderly people can now live on their own and enjoy a more fulfilling life. However, a simple fall can change all that; and falls are Read More …

Remote Patient Monitoring Platforms Emerge

Close to 100 million wearable remote patient monitoring (RPM) devices will ship over the next 5 years, according to ABI Research. This growth is boosted by the growing interest in moving healthcare away from the hospital and into patients’ homes. A key part of that trend is the ability to collect data from consumer devices and share it securely with patients, healthcare providers, Read More …

Personal Exoskeleton cleared by FDA

This revolutionary technology, which allows people with Spinal Cord Injury to stand & walk, receives clearance for personal use in the U.S. Exoskeleton leader ReWalk Robotics has announced that the FDA cleared the company’s ReWalk Personal System for use at home and in the community. ReWalk is a wearable robotic exoskeleton that provides powered hip and knee motion to enable Read More …

Digital Health at CES 2016

EDITOR:  The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is one of the largest trade shows and conferences in the world, with well over 150,000 attendees, including more than 30,000 international attendees from 140 countries. Each January they come to Las Vegas, NV to see the latest tech products from over 3,000 exhibitors or showcase their own. Nowhere else on earth can you see and experience so much in Read More …

mHealth: What does it mean and what’s included

What is mHealth, and does the term stand for Mobile Health or Modern Health? That’s the subject of a an online discussion started by David Doherty, moderator of a LinkedIn group interested in using mobile technologies to improve health. He started the discussion to support my view that any definition of mHealth that only includes smartphones is both limiting and arrogant. This Read More …

CES 2013, GPS for the Soul and Digital Health Revolution

I attended CES in person this year instead of monitoring the show from the comfort of my home office and writing my traditional report, CES in Pajamas. On the first day I attended “The Digital Health Revolution: Body, Mind and Soul,” a  panel discussion hosted by Arianna Huffington and am thrilled that Huffington Post is so prominently promoting conversation and innovation supporting better Read More …

CES 2013, Digital Health Revolution: Body, Mind & Soul

On the first day of CES I attended a Digital Health Summit panel discussion hosted by Arianna Huffington of The Huffington Post. To introduce the discussion, she described Americans’ increase in antidepressants, sleep medications, and stress, and how 75% of healthcare spending is spent on preventable diseases, and 80% of medications are for pain. All of these conditions are preventable Read More …

Sleep Technology use by Seniors

Today’s guest post on Sleep Technology use by seniors is written by Barry Birkett and first appeared in Senior Care Corner. A Good Night Sleep and Our Seniors: Can Technology Help Them Meet? Sleep is important to us at all ages, but to seniors it can be a matter of health and safety. Yes, safety. Too many of our senior Read More …

Technology Must-Haves for the Over-50 Crowd

By Dr. Alexis Abramson When it comes to technology, businesses are realizing that the 50+ demographic — which has at times been overlooked in terms of the marketing of new technologies — is actually extremely interested in innovative “50+ friendly” technology. As a matter of fact, the marketplace for technology to assist aging adults is expected to grow sharply from $2 billion Read More …

Moore’s Law and The FUTURE of Healthcare

By Wayne Caswell, Founder of Modern Health Talk This article examines a future driven by Moore’s Law and the trend of circuits and components getting smaller, faster and cheaper exponentially over time and the eventual blending of science and technology (INFO + BIO + NANO + NEURO). I approach this topic from the unique perspective of an IBM technologist, market Read More …

Healthcare meets Bluetooth Low Energy technology

  By Wayne Caswell Bluetooth v4.0 with low energy is transforming the healthcare industry, creating efficiencies and promoting responsible personal health monitoring, as shown by the innovators in this category. The finalists include: 1. Pancreum LLC created the CoreMD, a wireless communication and power infrastructure for low-cost replaceable/disposable wearable medical devices for patients with diabetes and other chronic diseases that Read More …

Exploring New Health Technologies

By Beth Kelly There are more new health technologies on the market than ever before. Mobile phones and tablets provide health apps, many of which are capable of interacting with wearable fitness tracking devices. Trackers and their accompanying apps, which can be used to measure heart rate and steps per day, take medical awareness a step further than programs that Read More …

Most Americans Eager to Use Digital Health Tools

According to the Fifth Annual “Pulse of Online Health” Survey, 66% of Americans are eager to leverage digital tools to manage personal health. Today’s Wired Patient – This infographic from Makovsky Health survey shows that, from online search to wearables, technology is changing patient-focused healthcare every step of the way. [Scroll down for a larger version, or click the image for the Read More …