Tagged wearables


Wearable device aims to lower stress levels

Developer of stress management technology, BioSelf Technology has announced a wearable device and app that can track and reduce stress in real-time at London Tech Week. Sensate is a small pebble-like device that collects biometric data on stress markers when placed on the chest. The device collects data on heart rate, respiration, posture, temperature and…


Wearable technology to have ‘significant effect’ on insurance

The adoption of wearable technology will have a significant effect on insurance markets, according to pricing analytics provider Quadrant Information Services. Market research firm CCS Insight recently updated its predictions on the wearable technology market, stating that 411 million smart wearable devices will be sold in 2020. The number represents $34 billion worth of sales…


Hospital collaboration uses wearables to monitor drunk patients

A hospital collaboration in Taiwan has started using wearables to help prevent violence against staff and monitor patients’ conditions in the emergency room. Researchers at Taipei Medical University (TMU) and E-da Hospital used wearable devices on drunk patients to monitor their heartbeat. By using wearables, healthcare staff could make sure patients were not in critical…


£50k funding available for wearable and sensor tech innovation

Central Manchester Foundation Trust’s Research and Innovation Division is offering £50,000 funding as part of a programme of support for research and innovation. The aim is to build capacity and capability to help shape and lead the future of healthcare and delivery, working for patients and the local economy. The call is made possible through a programme…

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