Wellness & Fitness trackers

Fitness trackers could benefit from better security, study finds

The security of wearable fitness trackers could be improved to better protect users personal data, a study suggests.Vulnerabilities in the devices which track heart rate, steps taken and calories burned could threaten the privacy and security of the data they record, scientists say.Exploiting security weak spots in the communication procedures of some gadgets could allow

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How Wearable Technology Can Enhance Long Term Patient Care

Wearable technologies have been widely adopted by consumers to measure and track aspects of health. Bracelets can track steps and calorie burn, clothing can measure heart rate and VO2 levels. While adoption is slower in clinical settings some health care organizations have begun to integrate wearable technologies into patient care to create more opportunities for

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Apple Taps New Fitness, Heart Monitoring Capabilities with Product Unveilings

The tech giant has announced features that will more accurately track fitness as well as a heart-monitoring study with Stanford.With its latest product unveilings on Sept. 12, Apple left little doubt that it is furthering its push into the healthcare field.The tech giant has already positioned itself as a serious innovator in the healthcare technology

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Doctors Can Help Patients Earlier Thanks to Noninvasive Sensors

Sensor-based and wearable monitoring technologies promise to aid chronic-care management.Accurate and consistent monitoring remains one of the biggest challenges for physicians who care for chronically ill patients, especially older populations. But what if doctors and clinicians could use automated technology to more easily track patient activity and stop episodic problems before they start?Researchers at the

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