Tag: Sports Medicine

Withings Releases Breathing Disturbance Sleep Monitor

Withings, the famous French maker of stylish activity trackers, blood pressure cuffs, and other personal healthcare and fitness devices, is releasing a breathing disturbance monitor. Built into its Sleep tracking mat, the technology can detect many of the instances when a person’s breathing is interrupted. These events can be signs of sleep a (Read more...)

ErgoJack Smart Vest Prevents Injuries at Work

Construction, factory, and farm workers, among others, tend to put a lot of strain on their backs. It’s no surprise that back problems are common in such professions. Paying attention to one’s posture and being careful to avoid putting too much demand on the bones and muscles of the back can certainly help, but not […]

BewellConnect MyTens PRO: A Medgadget Review

BewellConnect’s MyTens PRO is a mobile and wireless TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) device that has been medically approved and cleared by the FDA. TENS is a widely known technique that provides pain relief or muscle stimulation using mild electrical currents. The typical TENS unit comes with a handheld central control unit (Read more...)

Wearable Respiration Sensors Made from Shrinky Dinks

While there are wearable monitors that measure a person’s respiration rate, they can’t track the volume of air that a patient inspires. For people with asthma and other lung conditions, this is an important indicator that can be used to assess the patient’s status. Engineers at University of California, Irvine have now develo (Read more...)

Embr Wave Cools or Heats Body on Demand: CES 2019

Whether we feel warm or cold is really dependent on how the brain interprets numerous signals it receives from the body. Temporarily fooling the brain to perceive warmth on cold days and coolness on hot days is the work of Embr, a company formed by researchers from MIT. Embr developed a device that is worn […]

Omron Blood Pressure Measuring Watch at CES 2019

Omron is about to release the first smartwatch that can measure blood pressure directly from the wrist. The Omron HeartGuide sports a band that doubles as a blood pressure cuff, inflating when requested through the buttons on the side of the watch. We got a chance to check out this nifty gadget at CES 2019: Product […]