Articles about Health
The venture capital arm of the Internet giant just published a slew of big numbers intended to impress the tech community through its annual report released this week.
Research by wearable healthcare platform startup Vivametrica indicates that activity trackers can help to deliver effective health benefits for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis.
Pivotal Living has removed the cost barrier to helping improve your life through activity tracking. Matthew was impressed by the Pivotal Tracker 1 and thinks everyone should give it a try.
The Sony SmartWatch 3 earns a permanent spot on Matthew's wrist thanks to its ability to serve as an activity tracker, smartwatch, and GPS fitness device.
The Queensland government has said that it will be taking legal action against IBM to make it pay for the malfunction that occurred in the state's health payroll in 2010.
The Dubike could navigate, monitor riders' health, and allow them to build up their own social networks.
Early trading sees shares in the health software developer lift from NZ$5.70 to NZ$6.60 after its NZ$125 million IPO.
The data collected by our life trackers shows trends in activity and if an accident causes a degradation in activity then that data may serve to justify compensation.
Mobile healthcare and B2B are two crucial areas that will fuel Samsung's future growth, the company says.
The Microsoft Band is a data collection machine and with the ability to select your tile interface, it can do as much or as little as you want it to.
The MoTR guys had more time with mobile devices over the past couple of weeks, including the new Nexus tablet, new phones, wearables, and more.
More than 300,000 Veteran’s Health Administration clinicians and staff will have access to a new tailor-made service by Jive Software.
Activity trackers are flooding the market as wearables become trendy. Make sure you know if you can access that data when you decide to stop using your new accessory.
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.
The wearable tech industry is booming and GPS watches are a large part of that growth. People enjoy tracking statistics of their workouts and sharing that data, TomTom allows you the most flexibility on where that data gets shared.
There are many competitors in the life tracking health monitoring industry and EB Sports Group is launching a new line with long battery life and smartphone syncing capability.
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.
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 Garmin Forerunner 15 and 220 reviews: Lightweight and powerful fitness and life tracking
- 2 FaceTime calls are encrypted; and HIPAA compliant when using proper encryption
- 3 Is RF exposure from Wi-Fi routers hazardous to your health?
- 4 Funny top ten list about useless studies will give you a chuckle
- 5 Your chair is killing you - a better way to sit is to slump