Harwinton-based Patricia Lauder had no idea her Fitbit smart watch would save her life. Through dictating her very fast heartbeat, the Fitbit device clued her in on a pulmonary embolism inside her body.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 4, 2017
MIT's new device called EQ-Radio can read four human emotions using radio signals. It can be used as a lie detector but it has other potential applications in the the field of medicine and film industry.
Biotech September 21, 2016
Using electric fans during extremely hot weather conditions could increase the core temperature and heart rate in elderly people by 0.5 degrees Fahrenheit and 10 beats per minute, respectively.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 7, 2016
New claims about Fitbit trackers' inaccuracy could raise some pulses and fuel the class-action lawsuit to court. A new study found a 20-beats-per-minute average difference between Fitbit devices and a conventional electrocardiogram.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 24, 2016
Garmin launched a new GPS running smartwatch that can track a variety of sports, measure heart rate and download additional free apps for customizing purposes. It comes with a sleek design and a large display to easily view stats.
Wearable Tech May 12, 2016
People with greater heart rate variability are shown in a study to maintain brains with better executive functioning, thus leading to wiser judgment. But what role do heartbeat fluctuations play in wise decision-making?
LIFE April 11, 2016
American researchers found people with slow heart rate don't have higher risks of developing cardiovascular disease. Bradycardia or slow heart rate is clinically defined as having less than 50 beats per minute.
LIFE January 20, 2016
People may soon be freed from pesky cable wires and bulky medical monitors as researchers were able to discover a wearable vital signs monitor that works inside the gastrointestinal tract. The ingestible electronic sensor can accurately measure heart and breathing rates, signifying a breakthrough in medical innovation.
LIFE November 21, 2015
Garmin unveiled its new Forerunner 630 smartwatch designed for dedicated runners that can measure VO2 max, stride length and lactate threshold.
Wearable Tech October 21, 2015
Teens and adolescents with low resting heart rates may be more prone to violent behavior in adulthood, a study suggests. The risk of violence is 39 percent higher in those with the lowest heart rate, researchers say.
LIFE September 11, 2015
A data scientist created an app that monitors heart rate and recently tracked the heart rates of 10 of the app's users as they watched a thrill-packed episode of 'Game of Thrones.'
Movies/TV Shows August 13, 2015
Energy drinks may raise resting blood pressure and effect heart rate in young people. Energy drink consumption is on the rise despite the risks associated with them.
LIFE March 16, 2015
Smart device developer Fitbit is preparing to release a smart watch, if leaked ads are authentic. The Fitbit Surge will deliver all-day tracking and even monitor the quality of sleep.
Wearable Tech October 20, 2014