Technology, especially medical technology, has come a very long way from way back in the day where you would need to visit a hospital or see a specialist for certain things. These days, our smartwatches come with heart rate sensors, blood oxygen sensors, and even ECG monitors, and in the future, our smartphones might also be able to detect COVID-19.
Based on what we know about the coronavirus and the vaccines, there is a good chance that mask wearing could be something we’ll have to practice for the years to come. So much so that we’re starting to see companies come up with more environmentally-friendly solutions compared to the one-time use masks that are commonly used today.
The world is still pretty much in lockdown at the moment. While there is still some travel taking place, for the most part it is very restricted and people usually need a good reason to travel to another country. We imagine that eventually the world will return to normal, but if anything, the pandemic has shown us that we need to start taking these types of threats a lot more […]
The Apple Watch comes with a bunch of features built into it that are related to health. This includes a heart rate sensor, an ECG monitor, a blood oxygen monitor, and so on. Those tools are rather straightforward in what they can do, but a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Stanford, they have found that the Apple Watch can do more than that.
Earlier this year during CES 2021, Razer unveiled Project Hazel. For those who missed it, Project Hazel is a smart mask that comes with protective features designed to help keep bad things in the air out of our bodies. It was more of a proof of concept at the time of launch, but Razer really wants to make it a reality.
The vaccine for the coronavirus has finally started to make its way around the world. If you’re looking to protect yourself from the virus, then it might be a good idea to get yourself vaccinated, but the question is where can you go? If you are an Apple user, then Apple Maps might be able to help with that.
Last year, Huawei launched the Watch Fit. This was a wearable aimed at users who wanted to track their health and fitness activities while also incorporating features that one might expect from a smartwatch, like a larger display (compared to a fitness tracker). However, if you thought the design was too casual, Huawei has made some changes.
Back in the day when video games weren’t as common or even available, this meant that if kids wanted to have fun, they’d need to go outdoors and play with other kids. These days, video games allow for interaction from the comfort of your home, but if you’re worried that this could have a detrimental effect on your child’s growth and development, Fitbit has you covered.
According to researchers, one of the reasons they believe could be the reason behind people developing Alzheimer’s is due to the build-up of proteins around the brain cells. If there was some way that these protein build-ups could be flushed out, that could potentially help cure or treat the symptoms, right?
Right now, the gold-standard test for COVID-19 is the PCR test. This is usually favored more than the rapid testing kits (RTK) as they have been found to be more accurate. However, the downside to PCR tests is that they usually take a while for results to come back as they have to be sent to a lab for analysis.
If you own a Fitbit device, you probably use the accompanying app as well. For the most part, Fitbit’s basic services do more than enough for most users, but the company also offers a Premium subscription plan at $9.99 a month that will come with added features like guided programs and more.
The Apple Watch’s heart rate monitor might have seemed like a novel feature at launch, but over the years, we’ve come across too many stories of how the feature has saved many lives by alerting the wearer to potential heart issues, allowing them to get themselves checked out before it was too late.
Amazon has recently made a surprise announcement for a trio of smart home products that you could be interested in. This includes a smart cuckoo clock, a smart nutrition scale, and also a smart sticky note printer. All of these are, of course, integrated with Alexa which will allow you to use your voice to control them.
Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic begun. Scientists and researchers around the world were seemingly caught off guard and many scrambled to find the answers to better understand how the virus is passed along to humans, what are the effects, and if there are any long-lasting consequences.
Right now, if you wanted to test yourself or people around you for COVID-19, you’d need to head over to a clinic or a hospital to get yourself checked out. While there are kits that can be delivered to your home, you will still need to send those kits back to a lab to get them tested and have the results sent to you.
If you’re diabetic and want to keep track of your health, then the latest Fitbit update could be of interest to you. The company has announced an update to its Fitbit app in which they are introducing blood glucose tracking, along with reminders to users that they should be logging their blood glucose levels throughout the day.
Cutting someone open to save them is a double-edged sword. This is because of the stress that such an operation could have on the body, which is why robotic surgery is becoming an increasingly popular choice as it can help with minimally invasive surgery thanks to its parts being relatively small, at least compared to our hands and fingers.
Earlier in January, it was reported that there could be a potential issue of placing the iPhone 12 and its MagSafe charging system near medical devices like pacemakers. This is due to the use of additional magnets which could interfere with medical equipment. Apple recently updated its support document suggesting the same thing.
Just because you workout everyday doesn’t necessarily mean that you are 100% healthy. There could be other underlying issues that you might not be aware of. Take for example 58-year old Bob March, whose wife, Lori March, gave him an Apple Watch for their 17th wedding anniversary.
Right now, the Apple Watch is basically Apple’s only health-related hardware product. However, it seems that the company could be working on new health-based hardware, at least that’s what a recent job-listing on Apple’s website seems to be suggesting where they are looking for a new product manager.