Author Archive | David Ahn, MD (@AhnCall)
Novartis’ gives medical credibility to Google’s glucose-sensing contact lens.
New Adidas miCoach Fit Smart leaves out core features found in other fitness trackers
Promising artificial pancreas study gives hope of automated solution to complexities of diabetes management.
Results of a study to evaluate diabetes apps for iOS and Android
Three companies emerge as winners of the TripleTree iAward for Connected Health.
As a medical news app, MedPulse is an iPhone app that aggregates medical news.
As of publish, Cnet has run a major news that Nike had fired as many as 55 people from its Digital Sports team’s hardware division, which is in charge of the FuelBand.
Several weeks ago, hardware manufacturer Jawbone surprisingly released UP Coffee, a simple, free iOS app that promised to be the simplest way to understand how caffeine affects your sleep.
Crowd-funding platform Indiegogo’s recently highlighted the GoBe wearable sensor, an activity tracker with an alluring twist: “GoBe is the first and only wearable device that automatically measures the calories you consume and burn all day.”
Having closely followed Apple’s releases dating back to the iPod and by keeping an ear close to the ground when it comes to the Apple blogosphere, here are my predictions for Apple’s upcoming smartwatch.
Basis Science, makers of the recently reviewed wearable smartwatch/activity tracker Basis Band, was acquired by Intel for a reported $100M-$150 million dollars.
The Figure 1 team developed new features such as browseable image categories, and just released their first Android app and interface for the web.
Just two days after announcing the new Galaxy Gear smartwatches will incorporate heart rate sensors, Samsung revealed their next revision of their flagship Galaxy S smartphone will prominently feature health tracking along with its brand-new companion fitness bracelet, the Gear Fit. The Gear Fit incorporates a heart rate sensor and a curved, touchscreen AMOLED display […]
It appears that an issue with the FitBit Force causing a rash might be more widespread than initially believed
The Jawbone UP24 ($149) and Fitbit Force ($129) are quite similar–they both are worn around the wrist, both add sleep and nutrition tracking, both offer silent/vibrating alarms, both feature passive/continuous bluetooth syncing, both offer 7+ day battery life, and both offer excellent third-party integration. Regardless, spending time with the two devices reveals that each has a different personality and approach to the quantified self movement.
Review of the Basis B1 Band, which is an outstanding activity tracker, and clearly one of the best on the market.
Google’s secretive research lab Google X has announced plans regarding their work on a “smart contact lens” that continuously measures glucose readings.
This is a revised version of my January 2013 review of GymPact, updated with new screenshots and insights into the app that allows you to earn (or lose) money by going (or not going) to the gym.
On their 2 year anniversary, GymPact expanded their offerings for earning money with health living by introducing two new pacts focused on healthy eating.
Tastemade co-founder Joe Perez introduced a collaboration between his cooking-based YouTube network and USC’s Center for Body Computing.