Tagged with: Health and Wellness

AliveCor’s New iPhone Case Can See if You Have a Heart Condition

AliveCor’s New iPhone Case Can See if You Have a Heart Condition

How's the ticker? Some dangerous heart problems can exist without any symptoms whatsoever, like "atrial fibrillation" (A-fib) a type of abnormal cardiac rhythm that affects one in four people. A visit to your physician is normally required to detect it (and is still a must), but a company called AliveCor has just announced ...

Adidas Opens its miCoach Platform to Third Parties

Adidas Opens its miCoach Platform to Third Parties

  If it's not the lure of delicious new gadgets, it's stone cold bribery. Either way, the reasons to stay slumped on the couch are evaporating quicker than the sweat off a runner's head. Adidas looks set to slay some more, too, as we've learned the sports giant is opening up its miCoach fitness-logging platform ...

Myo’s Gesture Controlled Armband Now Supports Google Glass (and Other Smartglasses, Too)

Myo’s Gesture Controlled Armband Now Supports Google Glass (and Other Smartglasses, Too)

Thalmic Labs has added support for smartglasses to its Myo gesture control armband. Supported headsets include Google Glass, Recon Jet and Epson Moverio. While wearing a heads-up display and an armband might seem inconvenient, the integration is intended for workplace environments like construction, healthcare, bike ...

Michael J. Fox Foundation and Intel Are Using Big Data and Wearables to Fight Parkinson’s

Michael J. Fox Foundation and Intel Are Using Big Data and Wearables to Fight Parkinson’s

Wearable technology is routinely being batted around these days as the cure-all for everyday health tracking gaps, but Intel's latest venture is taking that potential to a whole new level. The Michael J. Fox Foundation has tapped the tech giant for a collaboration with the goal of improving the monitoring and treatment of ...

50 Cent’s New Earbuds Can Track Your Heart Rate

50 Cent’s New Earbuds Can Track Your Heart Rate

Headphones don't care if you're listening to terrible music while exercising, but a new pair from 50 Cent's SMS Audio might judge your workout. The company's just announced BioSport In-Ear, a set of wired earbuds with biometric capabilities to record heart rate using built-in optical sensors. The earbuds draw power from the ...

Xiaomi’s $13 Fitness Band is Launching in China Next Week

Xiaomi’s $13 Fitness Band is Launching in China Next Week

Chinese vendor Xiaomi will launch its new rock-bottom-priced fitness band on Monday. Known as the Mi Band, the device will sell for 79 yuan, which translates to about $13 or 10 euros. The first wearable gadget from a company known for its increasingly popular smartphones, the Mi Band can monitor and help with your exercise ...

Report: Apple is Talking to Hospitals About HealthKit Integration

Report: Apple is Talking to Hospitals About HealthKit Integration

Apple has been discussing how its "HealthKit" service will work with health providers at Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins as well as with Allscripts, a competitor to electronic health records provider Epic Systems, people familiar with the discussions said. While the talks may not amount to anything ...

Doctor on Demand’s Video Check-Ups Make Their Way to the Desktop

Doctor on Demand’s Video Check-Ups Make Their Way to the Desktop

Doctor on Demand announced on Wednesday a desktop browser version of its video service for on-demand doctor’s visits. The company has also closed a $21 million Series A funding round and signed a partnership with Comcast that will offer the cable company’s employees free access to the service. Previously, patients could ...

Runtastic’s ‘Orbit’ is Part Fitness Tracker, Part Running Watch

Runtastic’s ‘Orbit’ is Part Fitness Tracker, Part Running Watch

If you've heard of Runtastic, it probably means you're something of a jock: The company got its start building running apps for tracking your distance, pace, et cetera. For the past two years, though, it's been making all sorts of gear to go with it, including a GPS watch, armband, heart-rate monitor, speed sensor, bike ...

Fitbit Comes to Windows Phone as its First Fitness Tracker

Fitbit Comes to Windows Phone as its First Fitness Tracker

At the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year it was clear Microsoft had a problem: exciting new hardware like Pebble, Nest, and various fitness bands were not fully supported on Windows. Companies appeared to be ignoring Microsoft’s platforms in favor of iOS and Android. Thanks to Windows Phone 8.1, that might be ...