The future of healing broken bones

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Medical | One Comment

Jake Evill, a recent graduate of the School of Design at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, has created the ‘Cortex Cast’, a fully ventilated, super light, shower friendly, ...

Self-monitoring device for diabetics

Posted by on Jul 10, 2012 in Medical | No Comments

In my continuous quest to advocate products that help improve people’s lives, the SurroSense Rx by Orpyx is a self-monitoring device for diabetics with peripheral neuropathy that automatically tells the ...

A way finding aid for the visually impaired

Posted by on Sep 14, 2011 in Medical | No Comments

A group of students from Simon Fraser University have developed a concept to help improve the lifestyle of the visually impaired in a meaningful way through one of the most important ...

The new aesthetic of wearable medical devices

Posted by on Aug 4, 2011 in Accessories, Aesthetics, Medical | No Comments

There’s an emerging trend focused on a new aesthetic of wearable medical devices that are beautiful, fashionable, functional, and ultimately celebrate an ailment rather than hide it. Afterall, if you ...

Bracelet helps patients rehabilitate

Posted by on Jun 1, 2011 in Conceptual, Medical | No Comments

Health and body monitoring is a hot topic these days, which is what designer Petr Fiala is exploring with his Rehabilitation Bracelet. The bracelet monitors patient health and keeps doctors ...

Sprint and BodyMedia team up

Posted by on Jan 10, 2011 in Accessories, Medical, Sports Tech | One Comment

This week, Sprint, announced a partnership with BodyMedia, a company that develops wearable fitness technologies, which will expand the wireless carrier’s product portfolio to include embedded devices. BodyMedia develops body monitoring and ...

Robotic arm cuff therapy

Posted by on Jan 6, 2011 in Augmenting, Conceptual, Medical | One Comment

Fire your shrink. Jens Dyvik, a freelance designer in Holland, has created a therapeutic robot that provides more intimate psychological coddling than you ever knew you needed. That’s because you ...

Modwells: Personal Modules for Wellness

Posted by on Nov 14, 2010 in Medical, Projects | No Comments

I’m currently working on a new project around the topic of healthcare and wellness. The project includes a variety of garments with integrated technology, which I’m currently designing. So stay ...

Measuring physical activity

Posted by on Oct 25, 2010 in Medical, Sports Tech | No Comments

There’s a ton of exploration going on in the healthcare space with regards to useful wearable technology applications.  Michigan State University’s departments of Electrical Engineering and Kinesiology are investigating a ...

A smart hoodie that helps kids with autism

Posted by on Mar 29, 2010 in Conceptual, Medical | No Comments

There’s a lot of discussion around wearable technology that debates the usefulness of solutions that integrate electronic functionality into garments. There are so many explorations that are short-term novelties and ...