LAS VEGAS – The Spire Health Tag attaches to your regular clothes, turning them into your personal health and fitness tracker. Jeff Gamet checks them out at CES 2018.
LAS VEGAS – Reliefband Sunday released Reliefband 2.0, their updated wrist-worn nausea-prevention device. Showed last year at CES under the “Reliefband Neurowave” name, it’s now been retooled and is ready for purchase this week as Reliefband 2.0. This adds a stunning new form factor and includes hypoallergenic 316L surgical steel contacts, wrapped in a latex-free band with a battery that lasts for 24-26 hours of constant nausea relief. Reliefband targets a nausea-reducing acupressure point on the underside of your wrist, and combines this with TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) to trigger both the median and vagal nerves, resulting in nearly immediate, drug-free relief of nausea in most users. Users (or at least this user!) will experience tingling electrical impulses, the strength of which can be controlled on the band itself. Reliefband 2.0 looks like a fitness tracker and is targeted at anyone with nausea, including cancer patients, cruise-ship passengers, post-op care, and others. Reliefband 2.0 was released Sunday and will be available for purchase for US$175 this week.
It may seem counterintuitive at first to suggest apps to manage work life balance. But there are some apps that could help you stay on track.
Want to stay on top of your iPhone’s battery health? Here’s how to do that from your phone or Mac.
Anil Sethi, Apple’s Health Director, has left the company to start a new company that makes it easier for patients to access their medical records and share the information with doctors.
Full bellies and food comas aside, it’s time to work off those calories.
You can transfer just your health and fitness data from your old iPhone to your new one so you can get a fresh start with apps and data. Read on to learn how.
In the Watch app on iPhone, Apple doesn’t provide a list of categories like the App Store. You can search for apps, but otherwise you’re stuck with the apps shown on the main screen.
watchOS 4 can track your heart rate and alert you if it jumps too high when you aren’t working out. Read on to learn how to enable the feature.
Advisors to Natural Cycles include Professor Kristina Gemzell Danielsson, Dr. Helena Kopp Kallner, and Dr. Jan Holte.
Last week Fitbit said its smartwatch will ship later this year, and now we’re seeing leaked images of their Apple Watch competitor. Based on the renderings that just surfaced, it’s possible it may include a pulse oximeter—something the Apple Watch doesn’t have.
Fitbit plans to ship a new smartwatch this fall that claims to be the “best health and fitness experience.”
Apple knows that few aspects of people’s lives are more sensitive or more vulnerable than their health.
Apple wants to make it easier for health care providers and iPhone owners to track health data.
The FDA wants to speed up its review and approval processes for digital health products. Could this be a sign that the Apple glucose monitor is on its way?
If Apple succeeds, all of your medical data—not just fitness data—would be stored in your iPhone.
Apple taps top digital health expert for its own projects.
In machines we trust, or maybe not. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about how people may perceive the information artificial intelligence systems like Siri will give us as they get smarter. They also have some thoughts on Apple’s potential impact on the medical industry.
Apple reportedly has plans to bring blood glucose monitoring to the Apple Watch, and the company wants to launch a line of specialized function smart watchbands for the device, too. Details—like when the new features will come—are pretty scarce right now, but the idea is interesting.
Apple has a secret team working on non-invasive sensors to track blood glucose levels for diabetes patients. If the iPhone and Apple Watch maker is successful, it won’t be necessary to pierce the skin to get accurate blood sugar readings any more—something no other company has been able to figure out.