Tagged with: Health and Wellness

Breeze by RunKeeper (iOS) Tracks Your Every Step

Breeze by RunKeeper (iOS) Tracks Your Every Step

RunKeeper is one of the most popular run-tracking apps for the iPhone, and on Thursday it's launching a new app called Breeze to take count of how much you're walking around, too. The app works only on the iPhone 5S and is based around its M7 motion processor, which is always collecting your steps in the background. Using ...

Better (iOS) Gives You 24/7 Access to a Personal Health Assistant

Better (iOS) Gives You 24/7 Access to a Personal Health Assistant

The latest take on telemedicine in the age of apps will launch Wednesday morning, as Better premiers in Apple’s App Store. The Palo Alto, Calif., startup of the same name has partnered with the Mayo Clinic to offer users 24/7 access to a personal health assistant, nurse line, automated symptom checker, personalized health ...

Health City Cayman Islands – A Vision of 21st Century Health Care

Health City Cayman Islands – A Vision of 21st Century Health Care

Perhaps the most significant event in global health care in 2014 occurred on February 25, when Health City Cayman Islands had its grand opening. Health City is a new way to think of health care and health care delivery. It has the power to change – or at the least openly challenge – the way Americans think about ...

Study: Google Glass Could Help People With Parkinson’s Disease

Study: Google Glass Could Help People With Parkinson’s Disease

Google Glass could have a big role in aiding people afflicted with Parkinson's disease. In a series of medical tests conducted at Newcastle University in the UK, Parkinson's sufferers volunteered to try Google Glass to see if the gadget could help them better manage certain behaviors and symptoms. The test used five pairs ...

This Xbox Controller Gauges Your Boredom, Increases Game Difficulty

This Xbox Controller Gauges Your Boredom, Increases Game Difficulty

Heart rate, temperature, respiration, and perspiration: These are our autonomous functions--our core physiological processes--that signal stress or arousal and can betray our otherwise cool exteriors. Stanford researcher Gregory Kovacs is reading these signals through a modified Xbox game controller. By adding a new, ...

Anticipating Anticipatory Wearables

Anticipating Anticipatory Wearables

Wearable technology usually evokes images of fitness-tracking wristbands such as the Jawbone UP or FitBit Force. More athletic types might envision Polar H7 strap-on heart rate monitors or Nike Fuel bands, while others might think about Samsung's Galaxy Gear or try to imagine what Apple's new iWatch might look like. But ...

Study: Kids Who Spend Less Time With Screens Sleep More, Improve Academically and Become More Fit

Study: Kids Who Spend Less Time With Screens Sleep More, Improve Academically and Become More Fit

With kids in the US clocking in screen time like it's a full-time job -- they spend on average seven hours a day in front of some sort of screen -- researchers at Iowa State University decided to investigate what sort of effects, if any, parental monitoring of all that screen time might have. What they found may seem ...

Runtastic Overhauls Mobile App, Tells You When to Drink Water

Runtastic Overhauls Mobile App, Tells You When to Drink Water

App developer Runtastic has carved a sizable ‘niche’ for itself in the digital fitness realm in recent years, notching up north of seventy million downloads since its foundation in 2009. This figure includes all platforms and its myriad of apps – which covers ones for homebodies and others specifically for those ...

Fitbit Hit With Lawsuit Following Rashes from ‘Force’

Fitbit Hit With Lawsuit Following Rashes from ‘Force’

A San Diego law firm has filed a lawsuit alleging Fitbit misled customers in its marketing after nearly two percent of people who used the San Francisco company’s latest wearable device developed skin irritations. Last month, the company issued a voluntary recall of the Fitbit Force after complaints of rashes and ...

IBM’s Watson to Sift Through Genomes to Try to Cure Cancer

IBM’s Watson to Sift Through Genomes to Try to Cure Cancer

IBM and the New York Genome Center announced a partnership to test whether Watson, the computer that won on Jeopardy, can sift through the genomes of cancer patients and help doctors pick drugs. This effort could hold the key to making DNA sequencing for cancer affordable, but there is a vast amount of work to do that will ...