Addiction

Wearable device can detect and reverse opioid overdose

A research team at the University of Washington has developed a wearable device to detect and reverse an opioid overdose. The device, worn on the stomach like an insulin pump, senses when a person stops breathing and moving, ...

Biomedical technology

Wearable device could reduce racial disparities in blood measurements

Bioengineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Arlington, in collaboration with Austin's Shani Biotechnologies, LLC, have developed a new noninvasive technology that may help real-time monitoring of key blood parameters, ...

Health

Researchers training machines to recognize vocal fatigue

Even before COVID-19 had them speaking up in online classrooms or projecting their voices from behind masks, teachers were at high risk of vocal fatigue. This condition can cause persistent hoarseness, throat pain and permanent ...

Cardiology

There's no place like home…to track blood pressure

Adults who needed to track their blood pressure regularly to confirm or refute a hypertension diagnosis preferred monitoring blood pressure at home versus at a clinic, kiosk or with a 24-hour wearable device, according to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fitness trackers are revealing COVID's long-term effects

Wearable fitness trackers such as Fitbits or the Apple Watch can help track people's recovery from COVID-19 and are revealing just how long-term that recovery is, according to a new study.

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