Category Archives: Smart health

Healthcare insurers pose privacy concerns for wearables

Health insurers are using step-counting phone apps as a Trojan horse to lure customers into sharing “very sensitive information” such as daily movement, sleep patterns and even heart rate, according to a

Airing is the world’s first hose-free CPAP machine

As regular readers will know, we’ve got a vested interest in any technology that can address the problem of sleep apnea – which is why we immediately reached for our credit card

Mapping the quantified life with wearables

Data science consultancy Profusion ran a research project into the limits and possible application of data collected and analysed from wearable devices. Practice Lead Anthony Mullen explains more. What did Profusion do? For a

Mi band redefines the low-end smart wristband market

There’s a lot of hype about the Apple Watch, as the first shipments arrive of the smartwatch, which qualifies as one of the most expensive pieces of wearable tech to date. If

Beddit: We think it’s the best sleep monitor so far

There’s only one flaw with the Beddit sleep monitor: It relies on a constant connection to a smartphone. We’re not keen on sleeping next to a powered-on phone, and even if the phone’s in

Our survey says … something doesn’t add up

Does the general public really understand what wearables is all about? We think not, based on the results from a recent survey on wearables carried out in the UK by reputable pollsters

SoulAthlete takes gamification of wearables to next level

Start-up SoulAthlete.com is following the sage advice that points mean prizes with a new platform that enables wearables users to compete with each other on steps and other stats – regardless of

What $349 buys in wearables if you DON’T get an Apple Watch

Apple’s new Watch starts at US $349 and goes on sale on April 24. Ahead of that, we take a look at what else you can get for the same money …

Why wearable tech won’t let you ignore it

Wearable tech will not be ignored: That’s the title of a presentation that WTW founder Simon Jones will be giving tomorrow (Wednesday March 25) to a networking group in Munich, Germany. Just

Smartwatch market heats up

The smartwatch market continues to heat-up, with Huawei’s new model getting rock-star treatment on the company’s expansive booth at Mobile World Congress – right across the hall from rival Samsung. This week,