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New Wearable Can Measure Sweating in Extreme Environments
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Up-Free / Pixabay Wearables are the future of sports. Athletes can use their smart watches and other wearables to monitor their heart rate, blood pressure, steps and much more. They are almost replacing regular doctor check ups with the smart watches and their capabilities. However, researchers have developed a new wearable which can measure sweating in extreme environments, helping to
Google Buys Smartwatch Tech and Know-How From Fossil
Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG)(NASDAQ: GOOGL)'s Google unit said Thursday it's buying about $40 million worth of smartwatch technology from watch maker Fossil Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FOSL), which is throwing in the R&D employees who developed it as part of the deal. What We Know While neither Google nor Fossil said what, exactly, the new technology is, the head of Google’s Wear
Why Some Doctors Are Concerned About Apple Watch’s ECG Feature
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Image Source: Apple (screenshot) Many consider the Apple Watch’s ECG feature to be a very useful one. It is the first consumer-focused ECG available without a prescription, and it makes the Apple Watch more than just a fitness band. Although it has already been credited with saving a life, some doctors feel it may do more harm than good. A waste
Report: APAC Healthtech Posts Its Largest Year of Funding
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2018 was a blockbuster year for Asia-Pacific healthtech, according to a new report by Galen Growth Asia. “Asia HealthTech closed the year at a record breaking US$6.3B, confirming it as the 2nd largest digital health ecosystem in the world,” writes Julien de Salaberry, CEO and founder of the Singapore-based healthtech research and advisory firm. Funding in 2018 broke through all
Alphabet's Healthcare Unit Just Completed a $1B Fundraising Round
Verily, the life sciences and healthcare company launched by Alphabet in 2015, announced that it's just completed a $1 billion funding round led by Silver Lake. The funding will be used on "investments in strategic partnerships, global business development opportunities, and potential acquisitions," the company said in a press release. Verily has thus far focused primarily on research, as Business
There Is Now a Wearable to Check for Opioid Overdose
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TheDigitalWay / Pixabay Wearables appear to be the next big thing in the consumer healthcare segment. We have already seen Apple adding EKG and atrial fibrillation features to the Apple Watch Series 4, and Omron has come up with the world’s first blood pressure smartwatch. Now students at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Penn. have developed a wearable to check
12 Tech Trends to Watch Over the Next 12 Months
The evolution of technology spawns new generations of products and creates new markets for innovators. Here's a compilation of top tech predictions for 2019 based on separate reports from CB Insights and Loup Ventures. 1. Data Protection Becomes Geopolitical Issue With increasing incidences of data breach and misuse, the accent is now on data protection. Most countries, including India and
World’s First Blood Pressure Smartwatch Is Now Available to Preorder
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Image Source: Omron Healthcare (screenshot) Smartwatches so far, including the Apple Watch Series 4 are advanced enough to measure heart rate along with ECG and atrial fibrillation. Omron Healthcare, however, has come up with the world’s first blood pressure smartwatch, called Omron HeartGuide. Omron’s blood pressure smartwatch – how it works? Omron first showcased this special watch at the CES
E-Cigarette Industry Has its First Billionaires
Altria Group announced a $12.8 billion investment in Juul Labs Inc., acquiring a minority stake in the popular e-cigarette company and valuing it at $38 billion. The investment by Altria makes Juul's founders Adam Bowen and James Monsees the first e-cigarette billionaires, according to Bloomberg. The Bloomberg Billionaires Index notes that - assuming Altria's transaction dilutes the holdings of current
Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare – What Would That Look Like?
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There’s no doubt that artificial intelligence, or AI, is making its mark on several industries. Although the public is fascinated by AI’s numerous possibilities in entertaining and gaming, more urgent AI applications can be found in the health care industry. What follows is an overview of several ways AI can be applied to health care, emphasizing its role in predicting