Wellness & Fitness trackers

Warning you about health problems you didnt know you had

Jawbone Health CEO Hosain Rahman reflects on past mistakes and explains whats next on Recode Decode. Last year, it looked like Jawbone was toast. The mobile technology company which invented wireless phone headsets, Bluetooth speakers and fitness-minded wrist wearables announced in July it was liquidating its assets.But now, with new investors and a fraction of

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Wearable patch uses ultrasound to track blood pressure inside the body

Researchers have combined wireless and ultrasound technologies to develop a wearable patch that can monitor blood pressure (BP) in arteries deep beneath the skin. This ultrasound patch provides an easy way to help people detect cardiovascular problems earlier on and with greater precision. A team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego

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Cedars-Sinai Uses Fitbits to Better Monitor Cancer Patients and Improve Care

The wearables can offer an objective window into patient activity, which can translate to more accurate care. While wearables may have gotten their start in the consumer market, theres no doubt that they are making waves in the larger clinical healthcare space.One of the most recent examples of this is a study by Los Angeles-based

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Why Walmart filed a patent for blockchain, wearables and EHR data

The retail giant is looking to protect a method for obtaining EHR data via the distributed ledger technology. Walmarts ongoing investigation of blockchain technologies seems to have intersected with its growing interest in joining the healthcare space, according to a patent application released earlier this week by the US Patent and Trademark Office.According to the

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Fitbit buddies up with Google for better health

The fitness wearables maker will use Google’s cloud services for greater healthcare systems integration. Fitbit announced today it will begin using Google’s new Cloud Healthcare API to help you and your doctors better manage your healthcare. The relationship between Google and Fitbit will eventually let users connect results from Fitbit’s fitness wearables, such as its

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