Another digital device has been created that allows patients increased capabilities to monitor health.
Researchers have developed a patch that indicates how much cortisol is being generated through a person’s sweat. The hormone cortisol, which influences emotional stress, blood pressure, metabolism, immune response, and memory formation, changes naturally throughout the day, and can rise because of increased stress.
It is widely known that exercise and physical activity help combat chronic disease, and promote overall health & wellness; yet in the past decade, there has been a proliferation of specific devices and methods to promote more frequent exercise.
Recently emerging innovative technology could dramatically change how millions of people monitor their blood sugar levels: an approach that utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) and radar technology, including high-frequency radio waves to monitor blood sugar levels without the need for finger pricking.
Silver has long been known to fight bacterial infections, and a new antimicrobial wound dressing called Silverlon demonstrates similar benefits.
According to Raul Brizuela, president and CEO of Argentum Medical, it is not the silver itself that is antimicrobial.
Imec, a non-profit R&D innovation organization, has introduced a wearable device that integrates wireless eye-tracking technology into regular eyeglasses.
New wearable devices continue to make an impact on wellness and fitness. The most recent example: a wearable device that can gauge muscle-tendon tension during workouts, or just walking.
A critical medical problem that diabetics often encounter is foot ulcers. Over 100,000 people lose feet or legs due to diabetes each year, often because of infected ulcers.
Medical professionals and patients alike have long been frustrated by bandages that do not properly stick, or easily become unglued–but MIT may have devised a sticky solution with a thin, lightweight, rubberlike film.
Employers and insurers are looking to wearable technology to gauge the progress of wellness programs on their workforce.
Firms are turning to wearables not just for participation and engagement data but also to ensure that their plans are more effective in improving outcomes and reducing risks to health, according to a Springbuk Report, “Employer Guide to Wearables 2.0” cited in ProBen.