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Brands create products specifically for consumers with chronic health problems

Implications - As consumers rely more on technology for health maintenance, products specifically designed for those with persistent ailments are on the rise. Cost-effective and easily obtainable, the innovations target consumers looking to manage chronic conditions without the need for medical intervention, reflecting a desire for self-directed care even when it comes to more serious issues.
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Diabetes Data-Tracking Apps - 'Fjord Fido' Combines Information from All Patients to Form a Database
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Warm 2,149 Clicks Pub: Oct 13, 15
Diabetes Data-Tracking Apps
'Fjord Fido' Combines Information from All Patients to Form a Database
Jonas Hoglund, designer of Fjord Fido and the Living Service project, combined the diabetes data collection capabilities of wearables and apps to create a more thorough database for patients. While... [More]
Intelligent Acupuncture Devices - The Vitastiq Smart Pen Informs Users of Vitamin Deficiencies
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Warm 2,328 Clicks Pub: Jan 18, 15
Intelligent Acupuncture Devices
The Vitastiq Smart Pen Informs Users of Vitamin Deficiencies
This acupuncture-inspired smart pen tells you if you have enough vitamins. The vitals-advising handheld device helps you track your vitamin and mineral levels with an accompanying app that combines... [More]
Diabetic-Tracking Apps - This Philips App Permits Type 1 Diabetes Monitoring on the Go
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Warm 567 Clicks Pub: Oct 22, 15
Diabetic-Tracking Apps
This Philips App Permits Type 1 Diabetes Monitoring on the Go
Philips Healthcare recently launched a new prototype for a Type 1 diabetes-monitoring app, which makes use of aggregated digital data from the HealthSuite platform. Using this diabetes app,... [More]
Epilepsy-Tracking Shirts - This Top is About Detecting Epileptic Seizures and Collecting Data
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Average 3,230 Clicks Pub: Aug 8, 14
Epilepsy-Tracking Shirts
This Top is About Detecting Epileptic Seizures and Collecting Data
While many wearables are focused on tracking fitness levels, this sensor-laden shirt is about detecting epileptic seizures. Based in France, Bioserenity developed WEMU to not only monitor the... [More]
Hospital-Based Wearable Tech - The Apple HealthKit Helps Monitor Chronic Conditions
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Mild 1,604 Clicks Pub: Feb 5, 15
Hospital-Based Wearable Tech
The Apple HealthKit Helps Monitor Chronic Conditions
The Apple HealthKit is a pilot hospital service that is being implemented to help monitor chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension. Moving into the industry faster than Google and Samsung&#... [More]
Disease-Monitoring Bio Sensors - The Bioengineered Sensors by 'Profusa' Were Debuted at CES 2016
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Average 1,240 Clicks Pub: Jan 8, 16
Disease-Monitoring Bio Sensors
The Bioengineered Sensors by 'Profusa' Were Debuted at CES 2016
‘Profusa’ recently designed a new type of bio sensor that could change the way doctors conduct long-term disease monitoring. While fitness trackers and other wearables have given... [More]
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