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Wearable technology health tracking may come at a cost to privacy

Wearable technology health tracking may come at a cost to privacy

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); While smartwatches, wristbands, and other wearables assist in monitoring our fitness, security is an issue. Along with the unveiling of the Apple Watch has come a massive influx of interest in wearable technology, which was a category that had been struggling to truly draw the attention of consumers as a whole, until that point. However, as much as these gadgets could assist in tracking for health care purposes, they are not perfect. The Apple … Read entire article »

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Mobile technology use is still placing drivers in danger

Mobile technology use is still placing drivers in danger

A recent survey has revealed that Canadians are continuing to drive while using their smartphones. Despite the fact that the majority of Canadian provinces and territories have put regulations into place that limits or bans the use of mobile technology such as smartphones while driving, a recent survey has shown that many motorists within the country continue this dangerous practice. The survey determined that smartphones and other electronic devices were being used while behind the wheel. This use … Read entire article »

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Google Glass assists in surgeons with better patient monitoring

Google Glass assists in surgeons with better patient monitoring

A recent study has shown that this augmented reality technology allows doctors to more easily watch vital signs. In a pilot study conducted by Stanford University, surgical residents who wore Google Glass augmented reality devices in order to be able to monitor the vital signs of their patients during simulated surgeries were capable of identifying complications more quickly and acting to address them more rapidly than the surgeons who did not have this wearable technology. The study … Read entire article »

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Apple Watch has yet to impress the health care industry

Apple Watch has yet to impress the health care industry

Medical care providers had been hoping for more from the device maker’s first smartwatch. Although the Apple Watch has been making quite a stir in terms of the fact that it represents the company’s first step into wearable technology, when it comes to the first impressions that it has been making, many of them have not been quite as strong as it had likely hoped. For example, its health and fitness tracker features are not up to … Read entire article »

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Mhealth apps to be used by VA to provide better data access to veterans

Mhealth apps to be used by VA to provide better data access to veterans

The first two of a number of applications for providing vets with better care will soon be launching. The Veterans Affairs Department (VA) has now announced their intentions to launch the first two of what will one day be several mhealth apps for smartphones and tablets that are designed to offer veterans faster and easier access to healthcare data. These two mobile apps will be launched at some point early in the fall, followed later on by … Read entire article »

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Mobile devices stunt social skill development in children

Mobile devices stunt social skill development in children

The use of gadgets is halting children from learning through direct social interaction with others. Parents who are wondering if their children are developing social skills at the proper rate may be interested in the latest research that is suggesting that it might be a good idea to limit a kid’s exposure to the digital screen of mobile devices. Regular use of smartphones, tablets, and computers could be causing child social skills to decline. Among the reasons that … Read entire article »

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Wearable technology from Intel to boost Parkinson’s disease research

Wearable technology from Intel to boost Parkinson’s disease research

The tech company is working with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for progress in study and treatment. The Intel Corporation and the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) for Parkinson’s Research have now announced that they will be working together in a new initiative that uses wearable technology to help to improve the research being conducted on the disease and the types of treatments that will be available to those who have it. This neurodegenerative brain disease is … Read entire article »

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Wearables from Google could allow blood sugar monitoring via contact lens

Wearables from Google could allow blood sugar monitoring via contact lens

The tech giant has partnered with Novartis, a Swiss drugmaker, to create these new smart devices. Google has now entered into a partnership with Novartis in order to develop wearables in the form of contact lenses that would be able to assist individuals with diabetes in being able to track their blood glucose levels while helping to restore the ability of the eye to focus. The wearable technology would measure the glucose levels in tear fluid and … Read entire article »

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