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The Garmin Fenix 6 was included in a study to determine heart rate measurement accuracy. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin Fenix 6 heart rate measurement accuracy tested in new study

The Garmin Fenix 6 smartwatch has been included in a recent study to determine the relative accuracy of heart rate measurements across various devices. Also included in the experiment were the Polar H10 chest strap and a new milit...
Polly Allcock, 01 Dec 2023 14:42
Blatchford Tectus electronic orthotic for improved walking gait. (Source: Blatchford)

Blatchford launches Tectus electronic orthotic to help patients with partial leg paralysis walk better

Blatchford has launched the Tectus brace driven by electronics, springs and hydraulics to aid patients who have partial leg paralysis to walk more normally. This wearable compensates for leg weaknesses, poor heel rise, and unstead...
David Chien, 30 Nov 2023 16:53
Kangsters Wheely-X wheelchair fitness treadmill for exercise and esports. (Source: Kangster)

Kangsters Wheely-X treadmill for wheelchair cardio and esports awarded CES 2024 Innovation Award Honoree

Kangsters Wheely-X wheelchair fitness treadmill has been awarded a CES 2024 Innovation Award Honoree. Bluetooth connected sensors allow wheelchair users to participate in esports gaming and practice cardio exercises.
David Chien, 29 Nov 2023 21:03
ViCentra insulin system dynamically adjusts deliver based on real-time blood glucose levels. (Source: ViCentra)

ViCentra announces insulin pump system that dynamically adjusts insulin delivery based on real-time blood glucose levels

ViCentra has announced the availability of its hybrid, closed-loop insulin delivery system. Consisting of a Kaleido insulin pump and Dexcom blood glucose monitor, these two wearables work together with innovative software in a Dia...
David Chien, 28 Nov 2023 22:08
New gene therapy offers potential cure for deafness (Image: Qin Lixue)

Gene therapy: Several deaf children can now hear after new treatment

Gene therapy: A biotech company from China financed a treatment for ten deaf children that has resulted in potentially the greatest restoration of a lost sense in history. In a video, the mother of a child demonstrates her daughte...
Nicole Dominikowski, 23 Nov 2023 16:56
HeiQ debuts HeiQ Skin Care fabric coating for healthier skin. (Source: HeiQ)

HeiQ debuts HeiQ Skin Care fabric coating releasing prebiotics and probiotics for better skin health

HeiQ has launched their HeiQ Skin Care fabric coating to create better skin health. Coated clothing release prebiotics and probiotics to help enrich and repair the skin while worn.
David Chien, 23 Nov 2023 16:10
The robot takes information from the breathing patterns of the subject and infers the optimal way to enhance hip motion. (Source: Park et al)

Korean scientists design wearable robot to help people walk

Researchers at Chung Ang university have introduced a new wearable robotic system that assists hip abduction and improves balance in people with walking difficulties. Tests show that the robot minimizes the metabolic cost of walki...
Sarfo Ashong-Listowell, 22 Nov 2023 21:01
EVOLVE MVMT wearable helps improve walking exercise while reducing injuries. (Source: EVOLVE MVMT)

EVOLVE MVMT releases wearable to reduce injury and increase calorie burn during walking exercise

EVOLVE MVMT has released a wearable to help optimize gait and energy burn during walking exercise. Worn on the ankles, the device can monitor the quality of each step and provide live feedback to reduce injuries.
David Chien, 22 Nov 2023 20:45
The Ice Ring can track your heart rate and SpO2 level. (Image source: Ice-Watch)

Ice-Watch Ice Ring launches as new cheaper health-tracking wearable

The Ice Ring from Ice-Watch and Omate is now available in the EU. This smart ring tracks biometrics such as heart rate and blood oxygen level. Other features include an accompanying app, exercise tracking with GPS via a connected ...
Polly Allcock, 22 Nov 2023 16:32
NWU wearable sensor enables continous, remote monitoring of vitals including breathing issues. (Source: Northwestern University press release)

Northwestern University researchers introduce wireless wearable stethoscope for continuous monitoring of vitals

Northwestern University researchers have introduced a wireless wearable for the remote monitoring of vitals. Using microphones and noise-cancelling, the device can continuously monitor the heart, intestines, and lungs through dete...
David Chien, 21 Nov 2023 15:10
The Movano Evie Ring is now on sale in the US. (Image source: Movano)

Movano Evie Ring with skin temperature sensor now available to order

Movano has launched the Evie Ring, which is now available to order in the US for US$269. The gadget has a range of biometric tracking sensors to measure heart rate, blood oxygen levels, and skin temperature. In addition, you can u...
Polly Allcock, 21 Nov 2023 12:23
Artificial blood alternatives (Source: SlideShare)

Artificial blood transfusion hits 44th anniversary since first procedure in 1979

In late November 1979, a 67-year-old unnamed Jehovah's Witness became the first receiver of artificial blood. The medical procedures, namely two transfusions during which six pints of Fluosol were administered, took place at the U...
Codrut Nistor, 21 Nov 2023 01:59
Masimo W1 medical-grade smartwatch for telehealth monitoring. (Source: Masimo)

Masimo receives FDA 501(k) clearance for Masimo W1 smartwatch for telehealth monitoring

Masimo has received FDA 501(k) clearance for the Masimo W1 medical watch. Designed for continuous measurement of patient vitals, this watch enables doctors to remotely monitor patients with atrial fibrillation, blood oxygen satura...
David Chien, 20 Nov 2023 18:12
Oura alleges that Ultrahuman has copied its smart ring design and functionality. (Image source: Oura)

Oura sues Ultrahuman in US as smart ring competition heats up

Ultrahuman, the company behind the Ring AIR, is being sued in the US by its competitor, Oura. The brand claims that Ultrahuman’s smart ring has copied the design and functionality of the Oura Ring, including the app UI. Plus, Oura...
Polly Allcock, 20 Nov 2023 12:52
Ocutrx OcuLenz headset allows macular degeneration sufferers to see better. (Source: Ocutrx)

Ocutrx announces OcuLenz artificial reality headset to help macular degeneration sufferers see better

Ocutrx has announced the OcuLenz AR/XR headset targeted to macular degeneration sufferers. The headset will actively remap live images of the world around the areas of vision loss allowing users to see a complete image of the worl...
David Chien, 17 Nov 2023 18:59
The VELIA (ex Iris) Smart Ring has been selected as a CES 2024 Award Honouree. (Image source: VELIA)

Iris Smart Ring wins award and rebrands to VELIA

Following legal issues, the Iris Smart Ring is now called the VELIA Smart Ring. The company has also announced that it is a CES 2024 Award Honouree. The wearable, available to pre-order, can track health metrics such as heart rate...
Polly Allcock, 17 Nov 2023 00:16
Targeted modification of microbial genome. (Source: Philip Gray/ORNL US Department of Energy)

AI modifies microbial genes to produce renewable fuels

In a bid to improve the accuracy of current genome editing methods, ORNL scientists have generated excitement over the potential of their AI model to create sustainable fuels.
Sarfo Ashong-Listowell, 14 Nov 2023 15:59
Garmin Health x Labfont offers a mental health research grant. (Image source: Garmin Health)

Garmin Health partners with Labfront to offer mental health research award worth US$1,750 in fitness trackers and software

Garmin Health, a division of smartwatch maker Garmin, has partnered with Labfront to offer an award worth US$1,750 to assist research into mental health. The goal of the hardware and software award is to accelerate data collection...
David Chien, 14 Nov 2023 15:06
The STELLAR Knee interface displaying the calculated dimensions and positions of leg bones during knee surgery. (Source: PolarisAR on Youtube)

PolarisAR receives FDA 510(k) clearance this month for STELLAR Knee surgical guidance software

STELLAR Knee gives orthopedic surgeons the superhero ability to see hidden bones and soft tissue with their mixed reality headsets. The software captures 3D patient position in real-time while displaying information on the underly...
David Chien, 12 Nov 2023 07:23
The CLOMP muscle oxygen saturation tracking wearable can detect muscle fatigue. (Image source: CLOMP)

CLOMP muscle oxygen saturation tracking wearable for runners now crowdfunding

CLOMP has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for its muscle oxygen saturation tracking wearable. The device, worn on the leg, can help runners track muscle fatigue. You can use these insights to track performance with cus...
Polly Allcock, 06 Nov 2023 12:39
Genetic engineering in forests: the uncertain future of CO₂ sequestration (Symbolic Image: Bing AI)

World's first genetically modified forest: "super trees" to bind more CO₂ and cool the climate

To save the environment, Silicon Valley scientists have created trees which are believed to absorb more CO₂ from the air than regular ones. These poplars, marketed as eco-friendly, have been established as the globe's initial modi...
Nicole Dominikowski, 05 Nov 2023 11:20
Climate neutrality is a thing of the past - AIR Vodka, which is made from CO₂, has a negative greenhouse balance

AIR Vodka made from CO₂ is the world's first climate-negative alcohol

AIR Company creates the first-ever vodka produced from CO₂ which comes with a negative carbon footprint. The company is devoted to extracting CO₂ from the atmosphere and converting it into a product to combat global warming. Moreo...
Nicole Dominikowski, 04 Nov 2023 18:06
APG uses ultrasonic tones modulated by pressure changes in the ear canal (Image Source: Google Research)

Google’s new heart rate monitoring tech can be added to ANC earbuds via software update

Google has recently shared details of its research in audioplethysmography (APG) technology, which can enable heart rate monitoring in ANC earbuds with just a software update. The feature requires no extra sensors, is accurate and...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 31 Oct 2023 19:33
The Movano Evie Ring will launch on November 20. (Image source: Movano)

Movano confirms Evie Ring launching in matter of weeks

The Movano Evie smart ring will launch this November, according to a recent announcement from the company. The wearable has heart rate, HRV and SpO2 level tracking with an accompanying app. However, the gadget has yet to receive t...
Polly Allcock, 31 Oct 2023 14:41
The Xiaomi Wrist ECG and Blood Pressure Recorder has been teased on social media. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi teases new ECG and blood pressure tracking smartwatch

A new Xiaomi smartwatch, currently called the Wrist ECG and Blood Pressure Recorder, has been teased on social media. This is the first wearable of its kind from the company, with medical device certification in China. The watch’s...
Polly Allcock, 25 Oct 2023 13:52
The Venty is S&B's first new portable vaporizer in 10 years (Image Source: S&B)

Cannabis vape pioneer S&B launches portable Venty with 20 second heat up and adjustable airflow

Storz & Bickel, the technology pioneer and biggest name in dry herb/cannabis vaporizers, has just launched the Venty, a new portable herbal vaporizer with a 20 second heat-up time, adjustable airflow, and an improved cooling for s...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 18 Oct 2023 19:36
The new Sleep Pulse Ox widget in the Garmin Connect app has a mysterious Events section. (Image source: Gadgets & Wearables)

New Garmin Sleep Pulse Ox widget arrives with possible sleep apnea detection tool

A Sleep Pulse Ox widget is now available for some smartwatch owners in the Garmin Connect app. The tool lets you track several sleep metrics, such as Avg SpO2, Low (SpO2) and Avg HR. Plus, a mysterious Events section has been adde...
Polly Allcock, 16 Oct 2023 14:56
Vertex is utilizing a form of stem-cell therapy to treat and maybe even eventually cure patients with type 1 diabetes. (Image source: Vertex)

Functional Type 1 diabetes cure research enjoys breakthrough as long-term VX-880 trials feature patients attaining insulin independence

Vertex Pharmaceuticals has issued a press release that could leave millions of people suffering from type 1 diabetes (T1D) with cautious optimism in regard to a cure. By using VX-880 stem-cell therapy in a long-term trial, three p...
Daniel R Deakin, 12 Oct 2023 20:26
Supersapiens new update allows for live glucose tracking directly on the Apple Watch. (Source: Supersapiens)

Apple Watch can now do real-time glucose monitoring and show trends thanks to new Supersapiens app update

Supersapiens has updated its iOS app to support glucose monitoring directly on the Apple Watch. The new 3.1.1 update can replace the watch face with readouts such as glucose level, trends, and sensor status from the Abbott Libre S...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 11 Oct 2023 16:41
The Noise Luna ring has launched in India, though it is currently out of stock. (Image source: Noise)

New Noise Luna lightweight smart ring with temperature sensor launches

Noise has launched the Luna ring in India, though the wearable is currently out of stock. The lightweight gadget can measure your heart rate, SpO2 level and skin temperature and track your sleep and exercise. According to Noise, t...
Polly Allcock, 05 Oct 2023 10:16
The Ring One smart ring is now crowdfunding on Indiegogo. (Image source: Muse Wearables)

Ring One smart ring with blood pressure sensor and NFC now crowdfunding

The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the Ring One from Muse Wearables is now live. The Early Backer Special pledge allows you to buy the device for under US$200. Features of the wearable include blood pressure monitoring, a ski...
Polly Allcock, 02 Oct 2023 18:35
Neuralink's N1 implant charges inductively. (Source: Neuralink)

Neuralink moves one step closer to viable brain-computer interfacing as it opens recruitment for first-in-human clinical trials

Neuralink has announced that it is accepting applications from quadriplegic candidates for the company’s first-in-human clinical trials. The trials will see the company implant the N1 brain-computer interface device in the brain o...
Fawad Murtaza, 21 Sep 2023 13:20
The boAt Smart Ring is now on sale in India. (Image source: boAt)

BoAt Smart Ring launches with introductory offer

BoAt has launched its Smart Ring in India, offering the first customers 55% off the ₹19,999 (~US$242) RRP. You can use the wearable to track health metrics such as your heart rate, skin temperature and SpO2 level. Other features i...
Polly Allcock, 29 Aug 2023 14:29
A product page for the boAt Smart Ring has revealed further details. (Image source: boAt)

BoAt Smart Ring revealed with skin temperature sensor and touch controls

BoAt has revealed more details about the upcoming Smart Ring on a new product page, including the design. The device will have a ceramic and metal body with touch controls. Other features include heart rate variability and skin te...
Polly Allcock, 23 Aug 2023 11:52
A 501(k) for the Movano Evie Ring has been submitted to the FDA. (Image source: Movano)

Movano announces Evie Ring FDA submission and launch date delay

Movano has submitted a 510(k) to the FDA for its Evie Ring, a first for the brand. The filing includes data demonstrating the accuracy of the wearable’s heart rate and SpO2 sensors. However, a later-than-expected submission date h...
Polly Allcock, 15 Aug 2023 12:06
The KnowU Gen 1 prototype glucose monitor looks more like a medical device than its previous concept incarnation. (Image source: Know Labs)

Non-invasive glucose monitor algorithm from Know Labs achieves promising overall MARD of 11.3% in study as Gen 1 prototype is revealed

Know Labs has made progress with its work on creating a medical-grade non-invasive blood glucose monitor. Not only has the company built a Generation 1 prototype of the device that will use proprietary Bio-RFID sensing technology,...
Daniel R Deakin, 30 Jul 2023 23:20
The Noise Luna Ring has a titanium shell. (Image source: Noise)

Noise Luna Ring unveiled with skin temperature and SpO2 sensors

The Noise Luna Ring has been revealed in India. The titanium-shelled wearable can be used to track over 70 biometrics, with broader scores to give you a quick overview of your health. Sensors on the device can measure heart rate, ...
Polly Allcock, 27 Jul 2023 17:31
RingConn has updated its iOS and Android apps to version 1.7.0. (Image source: RingConn)

RingConn v1.7.0 update brings new widget and zoom functionality to the wearable

The latest RingConn iOS and Android apps, v1.7.0, are now downloadable. The newest versions bring widgets to Android users, offering additional metrics to iOS customers. Other improvements have been made to vital signs charts and ...
Polly Allcock, 27 Jul 2023 17:27
The Afon Glucowear blood sugar tracker utilizes a user's existing smart devices to enable real-time monitoring. (Image source: Afon)

Non-invasive Glucowear continuous glucose monitor looks set to be diabetes device market disruptor as Afon sticks to 2024 target

The needle-free Glucowear continuous glucose monitor (CGM) has recently been exhibited at the American Diabetes Association’s 83rd Scientific Sessions and has also had an impressive design overhaul. The non-invasive Glucowear bloo...
Daniel R Deakin, 23 Jul 2023 06:47
The Oura Smart Ring now integrates with January, Supersapiens and Veri continuous glucose monitors. (Image source: Oura)

Oura announces new integrations with three continuous glucose monitors

The Oura Smart Ring now integrates with continuous glucose monitors (CGM) from January, Supersapiens and Veri. This allows customers to combine data collected by the wearables for deeper insights into how glucose levels affect you...
Polly Allcock, 27 Jun 2023 14:40
The STAT Health in-ear wearable can monitor conditions like long Covid. (Image source: STAT Health)

STAT Health unveils new tiny in-ear wearable to measure blood flow

The STAT Health in-ear wearable has been unveiled. You can use the gadget to track symptoms such as dizziness and brain fog, commonly associated with conditions like long Covid and chronic fatigue syndrome. The small wearable has ...
Polly Allcock, 21 Jun 2023 12:13
The Iris Smart Ring is now available via an Indiegogo InDemand campaign. (Image source: Iris)

Iris Smart Ring with blood pressure sensor now available

Iris has launched an Indiegogo InDemand campaign for its smart ring following its successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year. You can use the wearable to track your heart rate and blood oxygen level, with blood pressure and...
Polly Allcock, 30 May 2023 13:18
Neuralink brain implant with charger, 3D model (Source: CGTrader)

Neuralink receives FDA's green light for its first human trials

Being rejected in early 2022, Elon Musk's brain-implant initiative, Neuralink, has finally managed to secure FDA's approval. Thanks to this step, the road to the first-in-human clinical trial is now open. Recruitment is not open y...
Codrut Nistor, 26 May 2023 13:29
The CONNEQT Pulse can measure central blood pressure and provide arterial waveform analysis. (Image source: CONNEQT)

CardieX CONNEQT Pulse heart health monitor now has FDA 510(k) clearance

The CardieX CONNEQT Pulse blood pressure monitor has received FDA 510(k) clearance. The gadget uses patented technology to provide more insights than a traditional device, measuring your central blood pressure and other vascular b...
Polly Allcock, 28 Apr 2023 14:23
The dog's nose-inspired Sokru wearable sensor detects volatile organic compounds. (Image source: Lakka/Unsplash - edited)

Sokru: Completely non-invasive glucose sensor inspired by hypo-alert dogs prepares for first clinical evaluation with type 1 diabetes patients

A completely non-invasive and needle-free blood sugar sensor known as Sokru is set to be tested in its first clinical trials with people who have type 1 diabetes. The Sokru glucose monitor uses a patented technology to identify th...
Daniel R Deakin, 19 Mar 2023 03:29
Mobvoi unveils a new service. (Source: Mobvoi)

Mobvoi unveils a new Sports and Health Data Platform

Mobvoi has potentially enhanced its place in the health-tracking industry with its new online informatics platform. It is billed as a one-stop solution to help analyze one's health- and fitness-related progress over up to seven da...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 15 Feb 2023 19:40
The Afon Blood Glucose Sensor is a wearable that can be attached to an adapted smartwatch band. (Image source: Afon - edited)

Non-invasive Afon Blood Glucose Sensor gets heartening target launch timeframe

A non-invasive glucose monitor in the form of the Afon Blood Glucose Sensor has been given a target launch timeframe that will likely be encouraging news for the millions of diabetics who have to rely on painful finger-sticking me...
Daniel R Deakin, 10 Feb 2023 20:31
The portable KnowU non-invasive blood glucose monitor will use radio waves to detect molecules. (Image source: Know Labs & Unsplash - edited)

World’s first non-invasive blood glucose monitor on the cards as Know Labs engages new partners for FDA clearance acceleration

Know Labs, the company behind the development of Bio-RFID technology, has revealed its numerous strong partnerships as it targets FDA approval for its non-invasive glucose monitoring devices, the KnowU and UBand. The firm has acqu...
Daniel R Deakin, 08 Feb 2023 00:58
Could batteries come from trees one day? (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

New plant-based battery-making solution touted to make the future of energy storage more sustainable

Graphite is often hailed as the ideal anode and, as such, may become one of the hottest manufactured commodities in the battery industry going forward. However, a Finnish company asserts that its new alternative compound is compar...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 19 Jan 2023 22:36
The Valencell fingertip blood pressure monitor can connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth. (Image source: Valencell)

CES 2023 | Valencell cuffless blood pressure monitor revealed with accompanying app

Valencell has unveiled a new cuffless blood pressure monitor. Instead of the cuff, you can take the measurement using your fingertip, and the device does not require calibration. The gadget provides diastolic and systolic readings...
Polly Allcock, 07 Jan 2023 00:12


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