Monthly Archives: December 2011
We often discuss on this blog how innovation can improve life and health for people. We live in an age where consumer electronics and medical science are coming together to help us better take care of ourselves and of our loved ones. Technology however is not just for humans. Nowadays, pets can also enjoy high-tech devices designed to improve their health, sometimes at the expense of their dignity. Some of those new products are genuine innovations with a real health benefits, but today we choose to take a look at a few that do not fit into this category…
Twine: A little box that can make your things tweet, text, or write you an email
In the near future you will for instance be able to ask your washing machine to send you an email when the laundry is done thanks to this tiny Wi-Fi connected box called Twine. Here is how it works: The user creates a rule on a website such as “WHEN moisture sensor gets wet THEN tweet, ‘The basement is flooding!” Options are endless, as the box sensors temperature, humidity, vibration, motion, and magnetic switches. Amazing! Read more
The advance of technology means not only the improvement of existing medical devices, but also the introduction of completely new tools that are made possible by the progress made in imagery, remote control capabilities and sometimes plain consumer electronics. Today, let’s take a look at a technology that has been envisioned by scientists and writers for decades but is just emerging now: robots. Because they can contain virtually unlimited knowledge and act with the microscopic precision of a machine, it’s natural that robots would be used in medicine and especially in surgery.
We have introduced a few changes in the online dashboard at My.Withings.com. Here is a quick tour of the new features.
There are now plenty of health applications for all formats of mobile phones and tablets. From self-tracking apps to electronic health records to applications that remind you to take your medication. Today, we’ll shed some light on a specific category of apps: applications for self-diagnosis.