healthcare biometrics

Can a Biometric Wearable Protect the NBA From Another COVID-19 Delay?

Can a Biometric Wearable Protect the NBA From Another COVID-19 Delay?

According to a memo sent out by the National Basketball Players Association to the players union and obtained by The Athletic, players will have the option to wear the biometric sensor-laden Oura ring when the 2019-2020 NBA season resumes play at the end of next month in Orlando, Florida. The NBA season was suspended due…

Self-Charging Biometric Wearable Gets First Healthcare Order

Self-Charging Biometric Wearable Gets First Healthcare Order

A Japanese hospital has placed an order for MEDIROM’s MOTHER wearable device. MOTHER was first unveiled at CES 2020, and has been pitched as a self-charging activity tracker that uses thermoelectric technology to turn body heat into the electricity needed to power the device. MEDIROM claims that MOTHER has generated considerable interest from the medical…

Cognixion Uses Eye Tracking to Help Ventilated Patients Communicate

Cognixion Uses Eye Tracking to Help Ventilated Patients Communicate

Lincare AAC has released a new speech generating device in collaboration with Cognixion. The Expression Eye tablet leverages Cognixion’s Speakprose Pro+ app to help people communicate more complex thoughts when other parts of their body are incapacitated. The new device was specifically designed for medical patients on a ventilator or a respirator to improve care…

This Biometric Wearable Can Detect Onset of COVID-19, Say Researchers

This Biometric Wearable Can Detect Onset of COVID-19, Say Researchers

A team of researchers announced recently that by analyzing biometric data from a wearable device, they believe they can detect the onset of the COVID-19 virus’ symptoms in seemingly healthy individuals as much as three days in advance. As TechCrunch reports, the study was conducted by researchers from the West Virginia University (WVU), Rockefeller Neuroscience…

Another Report Points to Biometric Sensors in Future AirPods

Another Report Points to Biometric Sensors in Future AirPods

According to a new DigiTimes report, Apple is planning on adding ambient light sensors (ALS) to a future generation of its popular AirPod wireless headphones. Though this new report speculates that the ALS tech in these future AirPods may be health-related, adding to Apple’s growing lineup of biometrically enabled health-focused wearables, it is very similar…

BioIntelliSense Unveils Disposable BioButton to Track Patient Symptoms

BioIntelliSense Unveils Disposable BioButton to Track Patient Symptoms

BioIntelliSense is continuing to expand its portfolio of Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) products with the launch of the new BioButton. The BioButton is a disposable body sensor roughly the size of a coin that can be used to monitor vital signs like temperature, heart rate, and respiration. While the BioButton is disposable, it is rugged…

Biometric Contact Lenses from POSTECH Researchers Can Treat Diabetes

Biometric Contact Lenses from POSTECH Researchers Can Treat Diabetes

A team of researchers at the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in South Korea has developed smart contact lenses for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes. According to the research team, the wirelessly powered lenses can diagnose, monitor, and administer medicine that treats diabetic retinopathy, a condition that is caused by damage to…

Vecna Advocates for Touchless Check-Ins During COVID-19 Pandemic

Vecna Healthcare is pushing its Touchless Mobile Patient Check-in software in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The app-based solution allows patients to remotely register and check in for an appointment, and negates the need for any physical contact with on-site check-in equipment. It also minimizes the amount of contact patients have with clinical staff. That…

Fat Statz Files Patent Suit Over Samsung’s Health App Tech

Fat Statz Files Patent Suit Over Samsung’s Health App Tech

California-based Fat Statz has filed a patent lawsuit against Samsung Electronics alleging that its patented technology is used in the Samsung Health app. According to Fat Statz via Capshaw Derieux, the company’s representation for this case, the technology behind the patent was intended “to address the motivational needs of people with health and fitness goals.”…

Medopad Rebrands as Huma, Adds Biometric Wearables to Patient Monitoring Portfolio

Medopad Rebrands as Huma, Adds Biometric Wearables to Patient Monitoring Portfolio

Medopad is shaking things up with a corporate rebrand and two new major acquisitions. The remote patient monitoring specialist will henceforth be known as Huma, and it will also be diversifying its portfolio after bringing BioBeats and Tarilian Laser Technologies (TLT) in-house. Huma (as Medopad) was founded in 2011, and has primarily focused on remote…

Kangbuk Samsung Hospital Uses FacePhi Biometrics For Patient ID Verification

Kangbuk Samsung Hospital Uses FacePhi Biometrics For Patient ID Verification

FacePhi has been able to maintain all of its primary business operations in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The facial recognition specialist has been able to advance all of its business and R&D initiatives, including the implementation of biometric authentication technology at the Kangbuk Samsung Hospital in Seoul, South Korea. The Kangbuk deployment came about…

Jumio Go is Now Free for Eligible COVID-19 Responders

Jumio Go is Now Free for Eligible COVID-19 Responders

Jumio has announced that its Jumio Go identity verification platform will be available for free to organizations that are working to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizations that qualify for the service include (but are not limited to) healthcare providers, delivery services, and educational institutions. Those interested in the offer are invited to fill out…

BioIntelliSense Collects Patient Data with New BioHub

BioIntelliSense Collects Patient Data with New BioHub

BioIntelliSense is continuing to build its Data-as-a-Service portfolio with the release of a new 5G BioHub. The BioHub arrives shortly after BioIntelliSense received FDA clearance for its new on-body medical sensor, which has been dubbed the BioSticker. The BioHub was specifically designed to deployed alongside the BioSticker, though it is compatible with other third party…

New Agreements in Healthcare Sector are the Latest Signs of FacePhi’s APAC Expansion

New Agreements in Healthcare Sector are the Latest Signs of FacePhi’s APAC Expansion

New agreements in the APAC sector offer the latest signs of progress for biometric authentication specialist FacePhi. The agreements represent two prongs of a strategic effort. One is a partnership with NSSMART, a South Korean firm offering modernization services for the healthcare sector, while the second is NSSMART’s new agreement with a major South Korean…

Maxim Announces Biometric SpO2 and HRV Monitoring System for Wearables

Maxim Announces Biometric SpO2 and HRV Monitoring System for Wearables

American circuit designer and manufacturer Maxim Integrated Products has announced its new wrist-based system designed for the continuous monitoring of blood-oxygen saturation (SpO2) levels and heart-rate variability (HRV), the MAXREFDES103. SpO2 is an indicator of oxygen levels in capillary blood and can provide insights into a person’s health. When combined with other vital signs, SpO2…

NURVV Announces Biometric Insoles at CES 2020

NURVV Announces Biometric Insoles at CES 2020

Wearable technology company NURVV has announced the launch of its NURVV Run insoles at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. The insoles contain 32 biometric sensors embedded within them, and are capable of capturing data from the wearer’s feet at 1,000 times per second per sensor. The data captured is fed to the iPhone-compatible NURVV Run…

Smart Water Bottle Leverages Biometric Data from Apple Watch

Smart Water Bottle Leverages Biometric Data from Apple Watch

The HidrateSpark 3 water bottle unveiled three new color combinations that are now available exclusively through Apple.com and in Apple Stores across the U.S. Hidrate, the company behind the smart water bottle, uses its patented technology to help people track their water consumption by syncing the HidrateSpark 3 with the Apple Watch and the free…

FacePhi Expands Beyond Financial Sector with Swiss Medical Group Partnership

FacePhi Expands Beyond Financial Sector with Swiss Medical Group Partnership

“It is a breakthrough in our business strategy, since we are entering a new sector in which we had no presence before.” – Javier Mira, CEO, FacePhi Spain-based biometric authentication specialist FacePhi has made its first big leap beyond the financial services sector, announcing that a new partnership with Swiss Medical Group has brought it…

Wearable Medical Tech to Leverage Biometrics For Vision Restoration

Wearable Medical Tech to Leverage Biometrics For Vision Restoration

“[Orion is] a visual cortical prosthesis, comprised of an implant designed to communicate with a pair of smartglasses with an affixed camera.” California-based Second Sight is developing potentially groundbreaking medical technology that could help the blind to see again, and is planning to experiment with facial recognition and eye tracking technologies to further enhance its…

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