Healthcare Category

We finally got around to bring you some updates from our friends at ESL Smart Solutions. After showcasing their incredible innovative SMARTpack demo before at the electronica 2014 we met Russ Cole, Founder and Managing Director at ESL at the embedded World 2015 a couple weeks back to get an update on the company’s products. Russ explained a great new device, theEventMan access point (EMap™) IoT gateway. This application is a highly secure solution enabling customers to connect local IoT devices to the EventMan Cloud™. In the video the EMap is integrated into a stairlift usuallyRead More
Have you ever imagined yourself when you are 80 years or older? You have grey hair and some wrinkles but apart from that you are looking like Pam Anderson or David Hasselhoff in the first season of Baywatch. Well, I hate to break it to you but chances are you will not be that fit any more. However you may not have to worry about having to live in an old people’s home to be safe – at least not if you ask Casenio. Casenio, a Berlin, Germany based start-up is developing smart homeRead More
Last week over 100 participants gathered in the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center in Munich, Germany for the medical electronics cooperation forum and exhibition. The event focused on technology trends and application scenarios attracting visitors from the entire supply chain. EBV was present with an own booth presenting solutions for state of the art healthcare applications. With our global population growing and getting older as well as due to rising healthcare costs medical technology has to face the challenge of delivering high-performance at reasonable cost. EBV provided insights on its solutions for diagnosticsRead More
Wearables – smart watches, fitness trackers, cameras, smart T-shirts – the list of exciting devices is long. During the IDTechEx Wearable Technology Europe conference and tradeshow this week we had the possibility to catch up with the latest wearable technologies, applications and their commercialisation process. Here are 4 reasons that made the conference a stand-out. IDTechEx IDTechEx provides independent market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technology to clients in over 80 countries. The diverse team consisting out of analysts, scientists and business leaders crafts the speaker program making it a great mixture of semiconductor manufacturers,Read More

Posted On April 17, 2015By Kai SchmidtIn Consumer, Healthcare, Wearables

HipHope is an Airbag for Your Hips!

HipHope is a new healthcare wearable invented to prevent hip injuries and fractures resulting from falling.The medical device targets especially senior people over 65 years old. Hip fractures deliver sad statistics every year. 50% of elderly victims of fall-realted hip injuries do not regain their previous mobility, 30% die within the next 12 months due to their deteriorated health condition. Looking at the economical impact, hip fractures are causing a multi-billion dollar burden. “Hip fractures are a leading cause of morbidity and death in the elderly. They constitute an unsolved burdenRead More
The startup Archimej is working on a disruptive technology called “Spectroscopy 2.0”. The small team is based in Paris, France and Shanghai, China and uses optical technology to analyse blood. The chemical analysis of blood is accomplished via absorption spectroscopy, a technology which has not been updated for nearly 40 years. Currently blood testing is done in hospitals and laboratories using big machines and costing a lot of time and money. The biochemical analysis of blood delivers valuable information which is necessary to evaluate the general health condition of aRead More
Monica Healthcare specialises on highly innovative wireless healthcare technology, providing wearable medical devices that accurately monitor fetal and maternal well-being. Monica’s existing AN24 product – a unique, FDA approved, wireless fetal-maternal monitor for use during labour – is sold in the USA, Europe, Brazil, Russia, India and China and is used to monitor the delivery of over 100,000 babies every year.    The patented technology is based on the acquisition of electro-physiological signals that can be passively detected by electrodes positioned on the maternal abdomen. From these signals a number of aRead More
Wearables and healthcare seems like a natural fit. We have seen tons of activity trackers and health monitoring devices at the CES earlier this year. In fact so many that one could assume they are already used in every hospital around the globe. The devices promise easy self-monitoring and diagnostics, additional and comprehensive health data about patients and the opportunity for remote observation and advise from doctors. In reality there are not many medical professionals relying on wearables yet. The deployment of wearable technology into treatment faces some serious challenges which slow down the adoption ofRead More
Training your biceps is easy, training your brain is something else. At CES Las Vegas last week we met two companies that claim, that they are able to read your brain waves using a headset and to translate the sensed data into usable information in order to train your brain to cope with stress and to concentrate better. Melo Mind Melo Mind, a futuristic looking wearable from French start-up myBrain, is placed on your head to read the electroencephalography (EEG) data of your brain. To exercise you will have toRead More
You are among the fortunate people living on a pacific island enjoying great weather the whole year? You can stop reading here – to all others: the following holds great news for you! Activetainment, a company founded in 2012 by Ziad Badarneh, based in Oslo, Norway, developed “an entirely new solution for exercise – the Social, Dynamic and Interactive exercise concept ebove™.” The company, currently aiming to establish itself in the Bay Area, has the mission to make indoor sports and fitness as much fun as outdoor sports. The innovative exercise equipmentRead More