Articles about Health
Jawbone continues to launch compelling activity trackers and their two new products bound the spectrum of price and functionality.
Korean mobile device maker is said to be keen to partner SAP and Microsoft to expand the deployment of healthcare services in wearable devices.
Kevin visited with Google to get some hands on the new Nexus products while Matt went to T-Mobile and bought a new phone that he likes better than his iPhone 6 Plus at the moment.
The Passport seems to have attracted a torrent of interest, much like it did in other parts of the world following its launch. But can the company successfully satiate its audience in India?
Microsoft, Google and Apple are all looking to aggregate your health data, launch wearables and crunch your information in the cloud. How much does being an enterprise class cloud provider matter?
Microsoft just launched its new Microsoft Health app for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, but you will need a new Microsoft Band to get started tracking your life.
The latest moonshot from Google's labs will use iron oxide-based particles combined with a magnetic wearable device for health screening.
The health industry could really do with a shot in the arm when it comes to cost-cutting, and big data could be the answer.
Queensland's health minister Lawrence Springborg has said that he is not aware of any deaths linked to buggy health software that had been identified as potentially deadly to patients.
Telstra is aiming to provide telehealth services all over Australia via the NBN and its 4G network.
Fitbit may soon announce the Surge GPS watch and activity tracker with basic smartwatch functionality
Fitbit is well known for its daily life tracker devices and may soon get into the fitness market with the Surge. There are rumors it may also release a Force replacement tracker.
MedXT's cloud-based image sharing service will be integrated with the Box platform in order to produce content experiences targeting the healthcare industry.
Castlight's visibility into the actual benefit plan search terms among its customers is worth noting because it's just the beginning of a movement to use big data and analytics to improve healthcare costs and outcomes.
On the heels of Apple and Samsung, Facebook is plotting its first steps into the healthcare industry.
Pebble continues to be my favorite smartwatch. With this software update, users can now leave their activity tracker behind and reduce the number of items on their wrist.
Garmin's Forerunner 610 is their premier GPS watch, and after testing it for a couple of weeks, I agree it is one of the best. As summer approaches, you may want to consider the 610 and hit the road.
Jawbone makes some of the best Bluetooth headsets and speaker so it wasn't much of a surprise that their new health device, the UP, is also built very well. Can the UP help you improve your health through activity tracking and team motivation?
Apple's "Design and Health" kit contents: Weighted mugs, lenticular mouse pads, post-it notes, and more!
Apple's internal "design and health" guide for their designers (click images to enlarge).
Chipmaker Qualcomm offered a glimpse of what the future might hold for the next generation of smartphones.
Fingerprint scanning gates are being used by tour group the Fanatics to control entry and exit to the Durban Cricket Ground, which has been converted into a "tent city" for around 1200 Socceroos fans during the World Cup in South Africa.
It is hoped that this discovery will lead to the development of many important applications and products including biofuels, vaccines, pharmaceuticals, clean water and food products. Cleaning up oil spills maybe?
While the debate over who's going to pay for health care rages on, technology that will assist the diagnosis and treatment of patients is falling into place.
Scitable is an easy-to-use resource from the Nature Publishing Group. Currently, its focus is Genetics, but there is much more to come.
Patients at the London hospital will soon be greeted by a touchscreen computer that allows patients to notify hospital staff they have arrived and update their contact details.
Google has been sending a prototype of Google Health out to health professionals and advisors for feedback. Unfortunately for Google, screenshots of the still unavailable service have been leaked.
A prototype plant health monitor contains sensors for measuring factors that contribute to plant health.
Gadgetry from Matsushita could bring new strength to patients suffering from partial paralysis.
A WiMax tower on Parintins island connects two schools, a hospital, a community center and a university to a broadband network.
Newly discovered cells can develop into body tissue, potentially curbing ethical debates over the use of embryonic stem cells.
Turns out video games can be good for your health. At San Francisco's St. Mary's Medical Center, a trauma rehabilitation doctor prescribes Nintendo Wii sessions as part of treatment. CNET's Kara Tsuboi takes a look at this "alternative" medicine and meets patients who seem to forget their pain thanks to the gaming fun.
In Thursday's Daily Debrief, CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi and Dan Farber discuss the state of the company more than four months after Microsoft's takeover bid. What do all the recent staff departures mean and why hasn't Yahoo better articulated its plan to move forward?
At the Apple WWDC 2008, Mark Cain of Mimvista shows off the company's new iPhone software that will allow doctors to download, colorize, and share patients' CT and PET scans. The images were previously only available in black in white and only on physicians' workstations.
At RSA 2008 in San Francisco, the author of The Tipping Point and Blink tells security professionals that too much information can impair judgement. As an example, he said emergency room doctors are much better at diagnosing chest pain accurately when they have only four data points (chest pain, instability, fluid in the lungs, and an electrocardiogram) instead of when they take into account factors such as patient age and whether the patient smokes.
At the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Las Vegas, Guido Jouret, chief technology officer of Cisco's Emerging Markets Technology Group, shows how patients and doctors will be able to meet via the company's TelePresence conferencing technology. The system is being piloted with Scotland’s national health service.
Phil Fasano, CIO of Kaiser Permanente talks about the company's new Health Connect system that is helping the company deliver real-time information to its patients in the areas of insurance, claims and managed care.
In a CIO Vision Series interview, Phil Fasano CIO of Kaiser Permanente talks to ZDNet's editor-in-chief Dan Farber about transforming the United States' ailing health care system by making information more accessible online to its 9 millions members. He also discusses new technology innovations the company is developing to improve patient care in the areas of Web 2.0, analytics and RFID.
From Microsoft's WinHEC conference in Los Angeles, Microsoft Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie shows what could be the future of health care in developing nations using an example of a patient who is illiterate--but like a lot of people in developing nations today--has a cell phone.
For rural areas that are far from urban medical centers, travel cost and distance can prevent people from getting the care they need. At an open house of the Intel Research Laboratory at Berkeley, Calif., on March 22, we found one project that may solve that problem. CNET News.com's Zamir Haider talks with researchers who are trying to help doctors reach their patients by Internet.
The best of ZDNet, delivered
- 1 Misfit Flash and Technical Tee hands-on: Affordable and convenient life tracking
- 2 Garmin Forerunner 15 and 220 reviews: Lightweight and powerful fitness and life tracking
- 3 Castlight Health surfaces health plan big data; Millennials' quirks
- 4 First impressions of the Sony SmartWatch 3: Capable of hitting the road alone
- 5 FaceTime calls are encrypted; and HIPAA compliant when using proper encryption