Fitbyte attaches to glasses to track your diet

Fitbyte uses sensors on eyeglasses to track your chewing, swallowing, and how many times your hand moves to your mouth.

Virginia Alvino Young-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
May 8, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: health-and-medicine science-and-technology cameras food wearable-devices

Electronic fabric lets you play Tetris with your arm

The super-thin, stretchy material could be useful in medical wearable electronics because it's so breathable. That makes it better for long-term use.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
April 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: science-and-technology materials-science nanotechnology polymers wearable-devices

Stretchy coils make MRIs and mammograms more comfortable

If you've ever had a mammogram or an MRI you know how uncomfortable the tests can be. New stretchable, wearable RF coils could change that.

Chris Adam-Purdue • futurity
Feb. 26, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: health-and-medicine mammograms medical-imaging medical-tests mri wearable-devices

For future wearables, thread tellurium through nanotubes?

Threading tellurium atomic chains through boron nitride nanotubes shows promise for future wearable technology.

Allison Mills-Michigan Tech • futurity
Feb. 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: science-and-technology materials-science nanotechnology wearable-devices

‘AuraRing’ could let you control games with a flick

The AuraRing system can track hand movements and the user's finger, which could allow finer control over games, smartphones, VR, and more.

Sarah McQuate-Washington • futurity
Feb. 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: science-and-technology gaming hands sensors virtual-reality wearable-devices

Watch-sized device tracks your health via sweat

A watch-sized monitor that uses sweat to monitor body chemistry could help improve athletes' performance and protect them from injury.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Feb. 3, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: science-and-technology athletes exercise perspiration sensors wearable-devices

Flexible tech harvests body heat to power health wearables

A flexible power harvester can use a person's body heat energy to juice up wearable devices so they never need a battery recharge.

Mick Kulikowski-NC State • futurity
Jan. 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: science-and-technology materials-science sensors temperature wearable-devices

‘Wearable AC’ could keep you cool without electricity

A new on-skin "wearable air conditioning" device could keep you cool while also monitoring blood pressure, heart activity, and skin hydration.

Eric Stann-Missouri • futurity
Jan. 6, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: health-and-medicine science-and-technology electricity electronics sensors temperature wearable-devices

Wearable improves life for people with swallowing disorders

"We want to provide a reliable, patient-friendly and affordable way to treat the millions of people with swallowing disorders."

Chris Adam-Purdue • futurity
Dec. 17, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine medical-devices muscles sensors wearable-devices

What makes older people stick with fitness trackers?

Activity trackers can be a great motivator for older folks moving, but connection, rather than competition, is key for them to stick with it.

Kristen Parker-Michigan State • futurity
Nov. 19, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: health-and-medicine competition exercise older-adults wearable-devices

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