Apple beefs up the battery and noise cancelling with AirPods Pro 2

Apple has introduced its second-generation AirPods Pros, which look but don’t feel exactly like their predecessors. The AirPods Pro 2 feature touch controls for convenient access to audio and phone calls, while an extended battery life extends the list… Continue reading Apple beefs up the battery and noise cancelling with AirPods Pro 2

Sensor-laden vest continuously monitors its wearer’s lungs

Ordinarily, the lung function of patients with respiratory problems is monitored via a stethoscope, during a visit to a clinic. An experimental new vest, however, can do the same job throughout the day, wherever its wearer goes.Continue ReadingCategory… Continue reading Sensor-laden vest continuously monitors its wearer’s lungs

Dead-bug biofilm creates powerful evaporation battery

Wearable electronics could soon be powered by dead microbes. New research out of UMass Amherst has demonstrated a biofilm that generates electricity from sweat, harnessing the corpses of dead bacteria – and it’s at least as effective as a battery.Conti… Continue reading Dead-bug biofilm creates powerful evaporation battery

Wearable system detects COVID two days before symptoms appear

What if a fitness tracker sitting on your wrist could detect COVID-19 before you even developed symptoms? An impressive new study claims this is not only possible, but preliminary investigations found infections can be detected nearly 48 hours before s… Continue reading Wearable system detects COVID two days before symptoms appear

In the future, a fitness wearable could predict early signs of dementia

The study found distinct differences in activity patterns in the afternoons when comparing cognitively healthy older adults to those with Alzheimer's

With the fitness wearable market exploding in popularity, especially among senior citizens keen to track heart health, a team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health wondered whether these devices could be used to detect the earliest signs of dementia. A new study suggests that could be possible after finding distinct differences in daily movement patterns when comparing cognitively healthy older adults and Alzheimer’s patients.

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Wearable buzzes the wrist to reduce autism-related unwanted movements

People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID) often experience involuntary movements, which disrupt their ability to perform many tasks. A new device could help reduce those movements, by buzzing its wearer in the wrist.Co… Continue reading Wearable buzzes the wrist to reduce autism-related unwanted movements

CEO test-drives Mojo Vision’s smart augmented reality contact lens

Forget your bulky AR headsets, smart contact lenses are coming to place augmented reality displays right there on your eyeball. Last week, Mojo Vision CEO Drew Perkins volunteered to test the first feature-complete prototype of his company’s design.Con… Continue reading CEO test-drives Mojo Vision’s smart augmented reality contact lens

Graphene electronic-tattoo monitors blood pressure over time

Scientists have developed a new electronic “tattoo” that can monitor a patient’s blood pressure continuously. The e-tattoo is made of graphene and can be worn for long periods without getting in the way, allowing for better health data.Continue Reading… Continue reading Graphene electronic-tattoo monitors blood pressure over time

Multi-Beam headlamp combines an arc of illumination with a spotlight

Most headlamps just incorporate a lamp unit in the middle, which in some cases can be set to wide and spotlight output modes. The Multi-Beam is different, in that it sports both a central spotlight and a wide half-halo of LEDs.Continue ReadingCategory:… Continue reading Multi-Beam headlamp combines an arc of illumination with a spotlight