Fitbit data hint at how discrimination alters daily life

"We looked at objective measures of behavior to try to really understand how [discrimination] changed students' daily life."

Sarah McQuate-Washington | Nov. 8, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias college-students discrimination wearable-devices

Activity trackers predict 5-year death risk better than smoking

For older adults, wearable activity trackers "outperformed well-established mortality risk factors such as age, cancer, diabetes, and smoking,"

Vanessa McMains-Johns Hopkins | Oct. 30, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging death exercise older-adults wearable-devices

Stretchy electronic ‘tattoo’ monitors heart disease

A new wearable device is so stretchy and lightweight that it can go directly onto a patient's heart to monitor heart disease.

National Science Foundation | Sept. 19, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine heart-disease hearts sensors wearable-devices

To boost your daily steps, add a little competition

Want to boost your daily step count? A little competition may do more to achieve your goal than support or collaboration.

Frank Otto-Penn | Sept. 11, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine competition exercise motivation walking wearable-devices

Wearable sensor detects what your sweat is saying

A cheap way to print sweat sensors onto rolls of plastic is another step toward replacing blood draws with wearables.

Kara Manke-UC Berkeley | Aug. 20, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine medical-devices microfluidic sensors skin wearable-devices

Stickers ‘listen’ to skin to track your health

A sensor that sticks to the skin can pick up signals like a blush or heartbeat and beam health readings to a receiver clipped to your clothes.

Tom Abate-Stanford | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine science-and-technology sensors skin wearable-devices

Squishy ‘Rubik’s Cube’ could one day store tons of data

A new Rubik's Cube-like structure made of a self-healing hydrogel might one day lead to new ways to store data and monitor medical conditions.

Marc Airhart-Texas | Aug. 8, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology hydrogels sensors wearable-devices

Wearable prototype would detect overdose and deliver naloxone

Researchers are developing a wearable device, something like an insulin pump, to detect and treat opioid overdoses with naloxone.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue | Aug. 1, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine addiction medical-devices medications opioids overdose wearable-devices

Wearable health monitor stretches with skin

A new kind of wearable health monitor can bend and stretch with skin, stand up to a shower, and is easy to recycle after use.

John Toon-Georgia Tech | July 31, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine sensors skin wearable-devices

‘Smart’ fabric boosts wearable device signals to save power

New 'smart' textiles in clothing can boost the signal of wearable devices by 1,000 times, which cuts power consumption and improves security.

National University of Singapore | July 29, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology clothing internet-of-things metamaterials mobile-devices sensors wearable-devices

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