Acoustic fabric can hear your heartbeat, may provide key health data

By Betsy Verecky Imagine a shirt that can sense your heartbeat even better than the wearable watch on your wrist, one that’s fashionable enough to make your heart race. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have collaborated with the Rhode Island Institute of Design to do just that—create a fabric that can listen in … Read more

Learn how technology and mental health meet in the future

During Mental Health Awareness Month, I can’t help but reflect on the impact COVID-19 has had on mental health and frontline worker burnout. Each year millions of people around the world face the reality of living with a mental illness, but during COVID-19 we saw many people overwhelmed by loneliness due to extreme isolation, grief … Read more

Continuous AFib Monitoring Coming to Fitbit Watches Following FDA Approval

Fitbit owner Google this week came a step closer to rivaling the health features of Apple Watch after the FDA approved its new algorithm for continuously monitoring users’ heart rate rhythms. Like Apple Watch, Fitbit devices with a heart-rate monitoring capability include an ECG app that must be manually run by the user to check … Read more