Posts Tagged ‘wearables’

More Medical Devices Of The Future From MENG/BENG 404 | Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science

February 17, 2020

https://seas.yale.edu/news-events/news/more-medical-devices-future-mengbeng-404

NYT study on Strava showing Nike’s shoes giving runner an (unfair?) edge

December 15, 2019

All analysis done on public (?) Strava data.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/13/upshot/nike-vaporfly-next-percent-shoe-estimates.html

Predicting asthma attacks in kids

November 24, 2019

https://cen.acs.org/environment/pollution/Predicting-asthma-attacks-kids/97/i32

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The Southern California team is building an informatics platform that integrates commercially available air pollution sensors as well as wearable environmental sensors developed by academic researchers. The project is part of the PRISMS initiative established in 2015 by the US National Institutes of Health. Information from the sensors, along with a person’s geolocation, physical activity, and health data, is wirelessly transmitted to the person’s smart watch and smartphone in real time. Participants use the smartphone to self-report symptoms and information related to daily activities. The informatics platform also uses the individual’s location to integrate weather, traffic, and air-quality data into the data stream.
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Hands on: Atmotube Pro, an iPhone-connected portable air quality alert system

July 7, 2019

similar to awair
Hands on: Atmotube Pro, an iPhone-connected portable air quality alert
system https://appleinsider.com/articles/19/05/09/hands-on-atmotube-pro-a-portable-air-quality-alert-system

Is Conference Room Air Making You Dumber? – The New York Times

May 19, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/06/health/conference-room-air.html

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Other scientists who read the study got interested in the subject. A team led by Harvard researchers published similar results in 2016.

They had office workers come into a mock workplace for six days and take the same kind of problem-solving test while exposed to various concentrations of both carbon dioxide and volatile organic compounds commonly found in office buildings.

As levels of carbon dioxide rose from 550 ppm to 945 ppm to 1400 ppm, subjects’ scores under most headings declined substantially. (Problem-solving ability also seemed to suffer as levels of volatile organic compounds rose.)

“What we saw were these striking, really quite dramatic impacts on decision-making performance, when all we did was make a few minor adjustments to the air quality in the building,” said Joseph Allen, a professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health who led the study.
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FITBIT tracking activity

October 4, 2018

.@Fitbit’s 150 billion hours of heart data reveal secrets about health, by @Pogue
https://finance.Yahoo.com/news/exclusive-fitbits-150-billion-hours-heart-data-reveals-secrets-human-health-133124215.html One interesting observation: “You see heart rate go up before your family reunions, & then tend to really take a long time to come back after it.”
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“Kind of wild to see how starting to use a treadmill — the first regular cardio workouts I’ve ever really gotten — visibly lowered my entire heart-rate range.
Also, it turns out that having kidney stones is bad for you. My heart rate went through the roof both times.
I was surprised and amused, though, to see the second most stressful events on my graph: holiday get-togethers.
“You see the heart rate go up before your family reunions, and then tend to really take a long time to come back after it,” notes McLean. In other words — who knew?? — holidays with the family are not a guarantee of peace, relaxation, and joy.
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portable ultrasound / wearable?

October 4, 2018

It’s a pocket-size ultrasound machine that connects to iphone. I wonder what happens with the data

https://newatlas.com/butterfly-iq-smartphone-ultrasound/51962/

FITBIT tracking activity

September 5, 2018

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-fitbits-150-billion-hours-heart-data-reveals-secrets-human-health-133124215.html?src=rss

Wearables Could Soon Know You’re Sick Before You Do | WIRED

January 25, 2017

#Wearables Could Soon Know You’re Sick Before You Do
https://www.wired.com/2017/01/wearables-know-youre-sick/ Early indications of inflammation from @SnyderShot’s Fitbit

A simple way to track your everyday exposure to chemicals | April 18, 2016 Issue – Vol. 94 Issue 16 | Chemical & Engineering News

April 30, 2016

Track…everyday exposure to #chemicals
http://CEN.acs.org/articles/94/i16/simple-way-track-everyday-exposure.html Cumulative totals for pesticides, allergens, fragrances &c via Si-wristbands