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.
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.
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.
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?
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 […]
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.
Apple Watch Used To Monitor Baby Who Was Delivered In-Flight
While it probably doesn’t happen often, people do give birth on planes. However, there is a risk because planes are hardly the most sanitary of locations, plus if anything goes wrong, it’s not guaranteed that there will be a doctor or someone who is trained medically, not to mention the lack of certain types of medical equipment.
Apple Watch With Glucose And Blood Pressure Monitoring Could Actually Be Happening
According to a report from a few months ago, it was suggested that one of the features we might be able to look forward to in the next-gen Apple Watch is blood sugar/glucose level monitoring. This is something we have been hearing about for years, but the previous report suggested that it might finally be ready.
Pfizer Is Developing A Pill To Treat COVID-19
If there is a reason why certain illnesses aren’t as alarming as it was once is because of how far along medical technology has gotten, where a cure for a disease or illness comes in the form of a pill that can be easily purchased at pharmacies. The good news is that it is possible that in the near future, COVID-19 treatments could come in a similar form as well.
Study Finds Blue Light Filters On Smartphones Might Not Be That Useful After All
In the past few years, smartphone makers have started introducing what are known as blue light filters to their devices. Basically, these filters help reduce the amount of “blue light” emitted from our mobile devices which apparently play a role in disrupting the sleeping patterns, especially if you use your phone right before bed.
Apple Looking Into Cuffless Blood Pressure Monitoring
Medical technology has come a very long way where these days, it’s easy to buy medical devices that you can use in your own home, like a blood pressure monitor. However, the problem with these devices is that they can be bulky and require a cuff, meaning that if you don’t have the device with you, you can’t measure your blood pressure.
AliveCor Seeks To Ban The Apple Watch Over ECG Feature
One of the health monitoring features that Apple introduced to its smartwatch in the recent years is an ECG monitoring tool. This is built into the watch itself and does not require that users purchase additional hardware or attachments for it to work. However, Apple was not the first to introduce a wearable version of an ECG.
Apple Launches Study To See If Apple Watch Can Detect COVID-19
The Apple Watch is more than just a smartwatch, at least that’s the angle that Apple is going for. It comes with various health screen and measuring tools where Apple is hoping to turn the device into a one-stop-shop for various medical needs. We have seen in the past how Apple has commissioned studies for the smartwatch with regards to heart health.
Future Smartphones Could Come With Built-In COVID-19 Detecting Sensors
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.