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Research heralds better and bidirectional brain-computer interfaces

stanford_bci_header A pair of studies, one from Stanford and another from the University of Geneva, exemplify the speed with which brain-computer interfaces are advancing; and while you won’t be using one instead of a mouse and keyboard any time soon, even in its nascent form the tech may prove transformative for the disabled. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

February 23rd

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Mark Zuckerberg’s plan to cure ‘all diseases’ gets off the ground

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Following in the footsteps of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg is using his tremendous wealth and clout to help improve the quality of life for individuals across the globe. In late 2015, Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan set up the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a corporation designed to "advance human potential and promote equality in areas such as health, education, scientific research and energy."

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Yoni Heisler

February 9th

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Researchers create a wireless hydration sensor that tracks how thirsty you are

zhu-hydration-sensors-sidebar-400 A wearable wireless hydration sensor from North Carolina State University will be able to tell how thirsty you are via a chest patch or wrist-worn device. The device is designed to tell you when you might be facing heat stress due to dehydration. “It’s difficult to measure a person’s hydration quantitatively, which is relevant for everyone from military personnel to athletes… Read More

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John Biggs

January 30th

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Researchers create a wireless hydration sensor that tracks how thirsty you are

zhu-hydration-sensors-sidebar-400 A wearable wireless hydration sensor from North Carolina State University will be able to tell how thirsty you are via a chest patch or wrist-worn device. The device is designed to tell you when you might be facing heat stress due to dehydration. “It’s difficult to measure a person’s hydration quantitatively, which is relevant for everyone from military personnel to athletes… Read More

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John Biggs

January 30th

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Researchers prove that smartwatches know you’re sick even before you do

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Smartwatches are normally touted for their ability to track our activity, count steps, and log our heart rate during a morning run, but the devices have a hidden ability that isn't advertised: tracking illness. That might sound crazy, but a Stanford professor and his team just proved it with an extremely thorough two-year study where volunteers equipped with a variety of wearables demonstrated telltale signs of illness via biometric readings well in advance of becoming noticeably ill.

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Mike Wehner

January 18th

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Lumo opens up its backend technology to third-party providers

lumo_run_featured lumo As the fitness wearables market continues to climb, Lumo Bodytech, a startup making wearables focused on things like running and posture, has decided to further business revenue by licensing its platform. Lumo, valued at $41 million according to Pitchbook, now plans to open up its proprietary tech stack — including software, algorithms, applications, and hardware — to third… Read More

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Sarah Buhr

January 17th

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This Swiss watch would power, and be powered by, a heartbeat

clockwork_heart Swiss researchers have given a literal twist to the proverbial ticker, designing a clock-like device that could help power pacemakers by harvesting energy from the heart itself — just like an automatic watch harvests movement from the motion of the wrist. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

January 12th

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This 20-cent whirligig toy can replace a $1,000 medical centrifuge

paperfuge_hands Centrifuges are found in medical labs worldwide. But a good one could run you a couple grand and, of course, requires electricity — neither of which are things you’re likely to find in a rural clinic in an impoverished country. Stanford researchers have created an alternative that costs just a few cents and runs without a charge, based on a children’s toy with surprising… Read More

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Devin Coldewey

January 10th

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This 20-cent whirligig toy can replace a $1,000 medical centrifuge

paperfuge_hands Centrifuges are found in medical labs worldwide. But a good one could run you a couple grand and, of course, requires electricity — neither of which are things you’re likely to find in a rural clinic in an impoverished country. Stanford researchers have created an alternative that costs just a few cents and runs without a charge, based on a children’s toy with surprising… Read More

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Devin Coldewey

January 10th

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More wearable woe as Vinaya restructures and seeks pivot to b2b

vinaya 2016 had a little more woe to deliver in the wearables space as London-based high end connected device maker, Vinaya, went into administration last month. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

January 3rd

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