Articles about Health

Peloton Could Be Expanding Into Wearables With A Heart Rate Armband
When you think of home treadmill or stationary bike machines, there is a good chance that Peloton is the brand that comes to mind. The company has made a name and reputation for themselves in that field, but it seems that they might be expanding into other markets such as wearables.

Apple Exec Sees Potential In AirPods With Health Tracking Features
Apple’s AirPods at the moment are essentially just wireless earphones. The Pro version comes with active noise cancelling features, but other than that, they’re not particularly unique. However, we have heard that maybe in 2022, Apple could launch a new model that could come with fitness and health tracking capabilities.

iOS 15 Will Introduce A New ‘Walking Steadiness’ Feature
One of the features Apple introduced to the Apple Watch a few years ago was fall detection. This is a feature that can detect when the wearer has fallen down and will attempt to call for help on their behalf, but what if Apple could predict when you might be going to fall? That way you might be better prepared and might suffer from fewer injuries as a result.

Apple Reportedly Planned On Setting Up Primary Care Clinics Of Their Own
The Apple Watch collects a lot of health information on us, like the steps we take, calories burnt, and also critical information like heart rate, ECG data, and more recently blood oxygen levels. This data is important because it can give doctors clues into our lives and our health that might not be available otherwise.

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Razer’s Project Hazel Mask Will Be Launching In The Fourth Quarter This Year
While vaccines for the coronavirus are being rolled out across the world and suggests that life could return to normal soon enough, if there is one thing the pandemic has taught us is to be more vigilant about our hygiene and also the possibility of airborne viruses. For some, this could mean wearing masks even when the pandemic eventually passes.

IATA Travel Pass App Will Help You Prove That You’ve Been Vaccinated
As the world is slowly getting vaccinated, there is now the question of whether it would be safe to travel, and if people still need to quarantine upon arrival. The good news is that if you’ve been vaccinated, you will be able to show proof of it and might be able to skip the whole quarantine situation.

watchOS 8 Will Introduce Sleeping Respiratory Rate Tracking
With the Apple Watch, users can already track their sleeping patterns. However, at WWDC 2021, Apple announced a major update to its smartwatches with watchOS 8 and one of the new features we can look forward to is sleep respiratory rate tracking. This is the measurement of the number of breaths you take per minute.

Smartwatches Could Be Used To Predict Blood Test Results
Smartwatches might have seemed like novelty gadgets at their launch. After all, do we really need to get notifications on our wrist? However, it turns out that over the years and with various tech improvements, smartwatches are quickly becoming invaluable tools for those who are looking for health tracking.

Scientists Think That Humans Have A Maximum Lifespan Of 150 Years
How old can humans live for? That is an interesting question. To date, the oldest person who has ever lived that has been verified is Jeanne Calment, a woman born in France in 1875 and who lived to a ripe old age of 122 years, 164 days, but is it possible to live to be even older than that?

AirPods Pro With Fitness Tracking Expected In 2022
At the moment, Apple’s main device with all the health related features and sensors would be the Apple Watch, but come 2022, that could change. A report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and Debby Wu has revealed that come 2022, Apple will be launching a new set of AirPods Pros with fitness tracking capabilities.

Fitbit Devices May Soon Be Able To Detect Snoring
Our wearables have become a lot more capable these days and many of them have health-related features like sleep tracking built into them. However, with Fitbit devices, it seems that the company is looking to introduce snoring and noise detection, at least that’s what an APK teardown by 9to5Google has uncovered.

Apple Accused Of Monopolizing Heart Rate Technology For The Apple Watch
While the Apple Watch comes with support for apps, for the most part the watch actually does a pretty good job on its own. The built-in apps that Apple provides already gives us a lot of functionality like tracking our exercise, alarms and timers, and also the ability to read our heart rates.

Study Finds Dogs Can Sniff Out COVID-19 Patients In Under A Second
There are many questions as to how the world will reopen once the pandemic has passed. Right now the issue is that vaccines don’t last very long, and reopening the borders for tourism and business might prove tricky if people don’t keep up to date with their vaccines, plus it would be very inconvenient and could be a deterrent if passengers were forced to undergo quarantines everytime they go to […]

iOS 15 Could Introduce A New Food Tracking Feature
It is no secret that Apple is looking into giving its devices more medical capabilities. The Apple Watch is a perfect example of the company’s ambitions, but it seems that Apple could be expanding it to other devices like the iPhone. According to a tweet by Connor Jewiss, one of the features we can expect to look forward to in iOS 15 would be food tracking.

Singapore Government Approves COVID-19 Breath Test System
Right now two of the more commonly used methods to test someone for COVID-19 would be to either use RTK or PCR, with the former offering faster but less accurate results, while the latter usually requires a day. Both are kind of invasive as it involves putting swabs deep into your nose and down your throat, which some find uncomfortable.

Study Finds That The AirPods Pro Could Double As A Very Basic Hearing Aid
Apple’s AirPods Pro are a pair of noise-cancelling wireless earbuds, but did you know that they could also be doubled as a hearing aid? Apparently that’s what Auditory Insight has found, where based on what they read of Apple’s hearing health study, they came to the conclusion that the AirPods Pro can actually be used as a very basic hearing aid.

Google Wants To Use AI To Help Your Phone Diagnose Skin Conditions
Our smartwatches are getting better at detecting various health conditions, like our blood oxygen levels, heart rate, and so on, but what about our smartphones? Our smartphones possess incredible processing capabilities, so why not apply that for medical or health purposes, right?

FDA Says iPhone’s MagSafe Poses ‘Low Risk’ To Implanted Medical Devices
When the iPhone 12 was launched, Apple introduced a new charging feature called MagSafe (different from the one used in Apple’s older MacBooks). This is a magnetic charging system that magnetically attaches a charging puck to the back of the iPhone. It sounds pretty cool and useful, but some have raised concerns that the magnets could affect implanted medical devices like pacemakers.

Brain Implant Helps Paralyzed People Write With Their Minds
The idea of using brain implants to help those who are paralyzed do certain things isn’t new, but the reality doesn’t always match the concept. For example, there are implants and eye-tracking tech that allows those who are paralyzed to communicate with others, but this is usually a rather slow process.

Apple Watch Survey Hints At Plans For Blood Glucose Monitoring
There have long been rumors that suggest that Apple could be looking to include some kind of blood glucose monitoring feature into the Apple Watch. A recent rumor claims that this could happen as soon as this year, and now there is more evidence to suggest that those rumors could hold some measure of truth.