Wearable technology predicts onset of epileptic seizures

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The device can provide the wearer with some advance warning that a seizure will occur. A new wrist-worn wearable technology monitoring device called the Empatica E4 wristband, has been shown to be able to collect data that will forecast epileptic seizures about a half hour before they occur. A preliminary study was conducted by researchers at the Mayo Clinic to verify successful forecasting. The study’s results were published in a paper in the Scientific Reports journal. What the Mayo Clinic researchers were able to find was that the wearable technology…

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New wearable tracking tech assess worker performance

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Soon, more than steps, sleep and heartrate might be tracked by wearable devices. Researchers at Dartmouth have developed a wearable tracking system that assess work performance. Their mobile-sensing system, which is composed of fitness bracelets, sensors and a custom app, can reportedly measure employee performance with approximately 80% accuracy. The system monitors emotional and physical signals of the device wearer. The system of the wearable tracking tech monitors emotional and physical signals that employees produce during the day. It then uses this data to generate a performance profile over time.…

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Wearable technology is being tested by the Pentagon

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The Department of Defense is looking into the ability to use wearables for more effective soldiers and airmen. Wearable technology is one of the next types of product being examined by the Department of Defense, as it seeks to provide an advantage to soldiers and airmen in combat by bringing them lightweight tech equipment. The Pentagon has already made an investment of millions of dollars into various aspects of wearables. The purpose of the investments is to make wearable technology smaller, lighter, and more powerful so that it is more…

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