Tag Archives: Wearable Technology

This New Wearable Health Monitor Can Stick to Almost Anything

by Dom Galeon, Futurism

We often see them on sci-fi shows: health monitors embedded in the human body, tracking everything that goes on inside us. That particular technology is still far off. However, a new development from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia is bringing us close. Researchers have developed a process that prints high-performance, silicon-based computers on soft, sticker-like surfaces capable of fitting into the asymmetric contours of the body. Continue reading This New Wearable Health Monitor Can Stick to Almost Anything

A company is developing a temporary tattoo to mimic the functions of wearable tech

by Emily Reynolds, isubTECH

Forget buying a fitness tracker or smartwatch because those wearable devices are so passé

While most wearables on the market may be functional in helping assist with daily routines, they can sometimes be a bulky eyesore.

This is where technology start-up Chaotic Moon comes into play. Continue reading A company is developing a temporary tattoo to mimic the functions of wearable tech

The Artificial Pancreas Is Here

by Ellen Sheng, Scientific American

Devices that autonomously regulate blood sugar levels are in the final stages before widespread availability

Type 1 diabetics, who do not produce the hormone insulin, must be vigilant about their blood glucose (sugar) levels. Chronic high blood sugar, which results from too little insulin, can lead to nerve and organ damage; low levels can cause seizures or death. The current gold standard in care involves a continuous glucose monitor (a sensor inserted under the skin), an insulin pump (a wearable device that can be programmed to release varying amounts of insulin), and a lot of trial-and-error work by the user—because the monitor and the pump don’t talk to each other.

Researchers have been working to make things easier for patients by integrating and automating the steps in the process. The end result—the artificial pancreas—is a system that can figure out how much insulin the body needs in near real time and then deliver that amount on its own. Continue reading The Artificial Pancreas Is Here