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Stylish glasses assist people with Single-Sided Deafness

Stylish glasses assist people with Single-Sided Deafness
According to a study developed by students from the University of Tokyo, it is estimated that more than 7% of adults in the U.S. have a certain degree of SSD (Single Sided Deafness), also known as UHL (Unilateral Hearing Loss). However, unlike people with bilateral hearing loss, people with SSD can hardly be distinguished in daily life because they act and speak normally.
17th April 2018

Enabling European wearable medtech

Enabling European wearable medtech
  With Europe’s wearable medical device market expected to more than double its 2015 value by 2020, it is critical that medical OEMs are launching products that are safe, reliable and effective. Here, Michele Windsor, global marketing manager of medical battery manufacturer Accutronics, explains the role batteries play in this.
5th April 2018

Paediatric patients take customised 3D tours inside their bodies

Paediatric patients take customised 3D tours inside their bodies
Boston Children's Hospital and Klick Health have unveiled the HealthVoyager medical education and patient experience platform – a Proof of Concept that uses VR technology to bring patients' individual medical findings to life in an immersive, 3D environment. The first iteration of the tool, HealthVoyager GI, has been designed for pediatric GI patients and is being used at Boston Children's as part of a clinical study to validate its effect on patient and family understanding, engagement, and satisfaction.
5th April 2018


Bringing military medical devices into the 21st century

Bringing military medical devices into the 21st century
In the 15th century, soldiers injured in battle were left on the battlefield for two to three days until their condition either stabilised or they died. Since the efforts of surgeon Ambroise Paré in the same century, one of the forerunners in improving medical treatment for injured soldiers, the care that soldiers receive today is much safer and well organised. Neil Oliver, Technical Marketing Manager of Accutronics explains how portable and wearable technology is supporting the future of military medical devices.
22nd March 2018

Personalising wearables with human-in-the-loop optimisation

Personalising wearables with human-in-the-loop optimisation
  When it comes to soft, assistive devices — like the exosuit being designed by the Harvard Biodesign Lab — the wearer and the robot need to be in sync. But every human moves a bit differently and tailoring the robot’s parameters for an individual user is a time-consuming and inefficient process.
9th March 2018

Malleable 'electronic skin' is self-healable and recyclable

Malleable 'electronic skin' is self-healable and recyclable
  CU Boulder researchers have developed a type of malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable 'electronic skin' that has applications ranging from robotics and prosthetic development to better biomedical devices. Electronic skin, known as e-skin, is a thin, translucent material that can mimic the function and mechanical properties of human skin.
12th February 2018

Seizure detection system receives FDA clearance

Seizure detection system receives FDA clearance
Empatica Inc has received clearance from the FDA for Embrace, its award-winning smart watch. Embrace uses AI to monitor for the most dangerous kinds of seizures, known as 'grand mal' or 'generalised tonic-clonic' seizures, and send an alert to summon caregivers' help. In a multi-site clinical study, 135 patients diagnosed with epilepsy were admitted to top level IV epilepsy monitoring units for continuous monitoring with video-EEG, while simultaneously wearing an Empatica device.
12th February 2018

Low power MCU at the heart of wellness wearable

Low power MCU at the heart of wellness wearable
It has been revealed that Oura Health's new Oura smart ring utilises Cypress Semiconductor' PSoC 6 BLE microcontroller (MCU), which is supposedly the industry's lowest power, most flexible dual-core MCU with built-in Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) wireless connectivity. Cypress' secure PSoC 6 MCU architecture enables Oura users to track their sleep, recovery and daily activities for up to seven days with a single charge.
26th January 2018

Wearable enclosures designed for a range of electronics applications

Wearable enclosures designed for a range of electronics applications
OKW has added a new size M and two stations to its BODY-CASE range of fully wearable enclosures. Smart and comfortable BODY-CASE is designed for a wide range of wearable electronics applications including tracking and monitoring; emergency call and notification; bio-feedback sensors for healthcare, wellness and sports fitness. It can also be used for industrial electronics.
22nd January 2018

Supercapacitors power real time health tag vibration alerts

Supercapacitors power real time health tag vibration alerts
Developer of supercapacitors that deliver power to support/replace batteries, CAP-XX has announced that Spire has incorporated CAP-XX Thinline supercapacitors into the Spire Health Tag to provide the power needed for delivering real time wellness vibration alerts to consumers. Offloading this power role to the thin, flat supercapacitor allows Spire to keep the battery small to achieve the ultra-thin form factor of its wearable fitness biosensor that attaches to clothes once, can be washed as normal, and needs no charging.
8th January 2018


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