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Targeted modification of microbial genome. (Source: Philip Gray/ORNL US Department of Energy)

AI modifies microbial genes to produce renewable fuels

In a bid to improve the accuracy of current genome editing methods, ORNL scientists have generated excitement over the potential of their AI model to create sustainable fuels.
Sarfo Ashong-Listowell, 14 Nov 2023 15:59
Garmin Health x Labfont offers a mental health research grant. (Image source: Garmin Health)

Garmin Health partners with Labfront to offer mental health research award worth US$1,750 in fitness trackers and software

Garmin Health, a division of smartwatch maker Garmin, has partnered with Labfront to offer an award worth US$1,750 to assist research into mental health. The goal of the hardware and software award is to accelerate data collection...
David Chien, 14 Nov 2023 15:06
The STELLAR Knee interface displaying the calculated dimensions and positions of leg bones during knee surgery. (Source: PolarisAR on Youtube)

PolarisAR receives FDA 510(k) clearance this month for STELLAR Knee surgical guidance software

STELLAR Knee gives orthopedic surgeons the superhero ability to see hidden bones and soft tissue with their mixed reality headsets. The software captures 3D patient position in real-time while displaying information on the underly...
David Chien, 12 Nov 2023 07:23
The CLOMP muscle oxygen saturation tracking wearable can detect muscle fatigue. (Image source: CLOMP)

CLOMP muscle oxygen saturation tracking wearable for runners now crowdfunding

CLOMP has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for its muscle oxygen saturation tracking wearable. The device, worn on the leg, can help runners track muscle fatigue. You can use these insights to track performance with cus...
Polly Allcock, 06 Nov 2023 12:39
Genetic engineering in forests: the uncertain future of CO₂ sequestration (Symbolic Image: Bing AI)

World's first genetically modified forest: "super trees" to bind more CO₂ and cool the climate

To save the environment, Silicon Valley scientists have created trees which are believed to absorb more CO₂ from the air than regular ones. These poplars, marketed as eco-friendly, have been established as the globe's initial modi...
Nicole Dominikowski, 05 Nov 2023 11:20
Climate neutrality is a thing of the past - AIR Vodka, which is made from CO₂, has a negative greenhouse balance

AIR Vodka made from CO₂ is the world's first climate-negative alcohol

AIR Company creates the first-ever vodka produced from CO₂ which comes with a negative carbon footprint. The company is devoted to extracting CO₂ from the atmosphere and converting it into a product to combat global warming. Moreo...
Nicole Dominikowski, 04 Nov 2023 18:06
APG uses ultrasonic tones modulated by pressure changes in the ear canal (Image Source: Google Research)

Google’s new heart rate monitoring tech can be added to ANC earbuds via software update

Google has recently shared details of its research in audioplethysmography (APG) technology, which can enable heart rate monitoring in ANC earbuds with just a software update. The feature requires no extra sensors, is accurate and...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 31 Oct 2023 19:33
The Movano Evie Ring will launch on November 20. (Image source: Movano)

Movano confirms Evie Ring launching in matter of weeks

The Movano Evie smart ring will launch this November, according to a recent announcement from the company. The wearable has heart rate, HRV and SpO2 level tracking with an accompanying app. However, the gadget has yet to receive t...
Polly Allcock, 31 Oct 2023 14:41
The Xiaomi Wrist ECG and Blood Pressure Recorder has been teased on social media. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi teases new ECG and blood pressure tracking smartwatch

A new Xiaomi smartwatch, currently called the Wrist ECG and Blood Pressure Recorder, has been teased on social media. This is the first wearable of its kind from the company, with medical device certification in China. The watch’s...
Polly Allcock, 25 Oct 2023 13:52
The Venty is S&B's first new portable vaporizer in 10 years (Image Source: S&B)

Cannabis vape pioneer S&B launches portable Venty with 20 second heat up and adjustable airflow

Storz & Bickel, the technology pioneer and biggest name in dry herb/cannabis vaporizers, has just launched the Venty, a new portable herbal vaporizer with a 20 second heat-up time, adjustable airflow, and an improved cooling for s...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 18 Oct 2023 19:36
The new Sleep Pulse Ox widget in the Garmin Connect app has a mysterious Events section. (Image source: Gadgets & Wearables)

New Garmin Sleep Pulse Ox widget arrives with possible sleep apnea detection tool

A Sleep Pulse Ox widget is now available for some smartwatch owners in the Garmin Connect app. The tool lets you track several sleep metrics, such as Avg SpO2, Low (SpO2) and Avg HR. Plus, a mysterious Events section has been adde...
Polly Allcock, 16 Oct 2023 14:56
Vertex is utilizing a form of stem-cell therapy to treat and maybe even eventually cure patients with type 1 diabetes. (Image source: Vertex)

Functional Type 1 diabetes cure research enjoys breakthrough as long-term VX-880 trials feature patients attaining insulin independence

Vertex Pharmaceuticals has issued a press release that could leave millions of people suffering from type 1 diabetes (T1D) with cautious optimism in regard to a cure. By using VX-880 stem-cell therapy in a long-term trial, three p...
Daniel R Deakin, 12 Oct 2023 20:26
Supersapiens new update allows for live glucose tracking directly on the Apple Watch. (Source: Supersapiens)

Apple Watch can now do real-time glucose monitoring and show trends thanks to new Supersapiens app update

Supersapiens has updated its iOS app to support glucose monitoring directly on the Apple Watch. The new 3.1.1 update can replace the watch face with readouts such as glucose level, trends, and sensor status from the Abbott Libre S...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 11 Oct 2023 16:41
The Noise Luna ring has launched in India, though it is currently out of stock. (Image source: Noise)

New Noise Luna lightweight smart ring with temperature sensor launches

Noise has launched the Luna ring in India, though the wearable is currently out of stock. The lightweight gadget can measure your heart rate, SpO2 level and skin temperature and track your sleep and exercise. According to Noise, t...
Polly Allcock, 05 Oct 2023 10:16
The Ring One smart ring is now crowdfunding on Indiegogo. (Image source: Muse Wearables)

Ring One smart ring with blood pressure sensor and NFC now crowdfunding

The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the Ring One from Muse Wearables is now live. The Early Backer Special pledge allows you to buy the device for under US$200. Features of the wearable include blood pressure monitoring, a ski...
Polly Allcock, 02 Oct 2023 18:35
Neuralink's N1 implant charges inductively. (Source: Neuralink)

Neuralink moves one step closer to viable brain-computer interfacing as it opens recruitment for first-in-human clinical trials

Neuralink has announced that it is accepting applications from quadriplegic candidates for the company’s first-in-human clinical trials. The trials will see the company implant the N1 brain-computer interface device in the brain o...
Fawad Murtaza, 21 Sep 2023 13:20
The boAt Smart Ring is now on sale in India. (Image source: boAt)

BoAt Smart Ring launches with introductory offer

BoAt has launched its Smart Ring in India, offering the first customers 55% off the ₹19,999 (~US$242) RRP. You can use the wearable to track health metrics such as your heart rate, skin temperature and SpO2 level. Other features i...
Polly Allcock, 29 Aug 2023 14:29
A product page for the boAt Smart Ring has revealed further details. (Image source: boAt)

BoAt Smart Ring revealed with skin temperature sensor and touch controls

BoAt has revealed more details about the upcoming Smart Ring on a new product page, including the design. The device will have a ceramic and metal body with touch controls. Other features include heart rate variability and skin te...
Polly Allcock, 23 Aug 2023 11:52
A 501(k) for the Movano Evie Ring has been submitted to the FDA. (Image source: Movano)

Movano announces Evie Ring FDA submission and launch date delay

Movano has submitted a 510(k) to the FDA for its Evie Ring, a first for the brand. The filing includes data demonstrating the accuracy of the wearable’s heart rate and SpO2 sensors. However, a later-than-expected submission date h...
Polly Allcock, 15 Aug 2023 12:06
The KnowU Gen 1 prototype glucose monitor looks more like a medical device than its previous concept incarnation. (Image source: Know Labs)

Non-invasive glucose monitor algorithm from Know Labs achieves promising overall MARD of 11.3% in study as Gen 1 prototype is revealed

Know Labs has made progress with its work on creating a medical-grade non-invasive blood glucose monitor. Not only has the company built a Generation 1 prototype of the device that will use proprietary Bio-RFID sensing technology,...
Daniel R Deakin, 30 Jul 2023 23:20
The Noise Luna Ring has a titanium shell. (Image source: Noise)

Noise Luna Ring unveiled with skin temperature and SpO2 sensors

The Noise Luna Ring has been revealed in India. The titanium-shelled wearable can be used to track over 70 biometrics, with broader scores to give you a quick overview of your health. Sensors on the device can measure heart rate, ...
Polly Allcock, 27 Jul 2023 17:31
RingConn has updated its iOS and Android apps to version 1.7.0. (Image source: RingConn)

RingConn v1.7.0 update brings new widget and zoom functionality to the wearable

The latest RingConn iOS and Android apps, v1.7.0, are now downloadable. The newest versions bring widgets to Android users, offering additional metrics to iOS customers. Other improvements have been made to vital signs charts and ...
Polly Allcock, 27 Jul 2023 17:27
The Afon Glucowear blood sugar tracker utilizes a user's existing smart devices to enable real-time monitoring. (Image source: Afon)

Non-invasive Glucowear continuous glucose monitor looks set to be diabetes device market disruptor as Afon sticks to 2024 target

The needle-free Glucowear continuous glucose monitor (CGM) has recently been exhibited at the American Diabetes Association’s 83rd Scientific Sessions and has also had an impressive design overhaul. The non-invasive Glucowear bloo...
Daniel R Deakin, 23 Jul 2023 06:47
The Oura Smart Ring now integrates with January, Supersapiens and Veri continuous glucose monitors. (Image source: Oura)

Oura announces new integrations with three continuous glucose monitors

The Oura Smart Ring now integrates with continuous glucose monitors (CGM) from January, Supersapiens and Veri. This allows customers to combine data collected by the wearables for deeper insights into how glucose levels affect you...
Polly Allcock, 27 Jun 2023 14:40
The STAT Health in-ear wearable can monitor conditions like long Covid. (Image source: STAT Health)

STAT Health unveils new tiny in-ear wearable to measure blood flow

The STAT Health in-ear wearable has been unveiled. You can use the gadget to track symptoms such as dizziness and brain fog, commonly associated with conditions like long Covid and chronic fatigue syndrome. The small wearable has ...
Polly Allcock, 21 Jun 2023 12:13
The Iris Smart Ring is now available via an Indiegogo InDemand campaign. (Image source: Iris)

Iris Smart Ring with blood pressure sensor now available

Iris has launched an Indiegogo InDemand campaign for its smart ring following its successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year. You can use the wearable to track your heart rate and blood oxygen level, with blood pressure and...
Polly Allcock, 30 May 2023 13:18
Neuralink brain implant with charger, 3D model (Source: CGTrader)

Neuralink receives FDA's green light for its first human trials

Being rejected in early 2022, Elon Musk's brain-implant initiative, Neuralink, has finally managed to secure FDA's approval. Thanks to this step, the road to the first-in-human clinical trial is now open. Recruitment is not open y...
Codrut Nistor, 26 May 2023 13:29
The CONNEQT Pulse can measure central blood pressure and provide arterial waveform analysis. (Image source: CONNEQT)

CardieX CONNEQT Pulse heart health monitor now has FDA 510(k) clearance

The CardieX CONNEQT Pulse blood pressure monitor has received FDA 510(k) clearance. The gadget uses patented technology to provide more insights than a traditional device, measuring your central blood pressure and other vascular b...
Polly Allcock, 28 Apr 2023 14:23
The dog's nose-inspired Sokru wearable sensor detects volatile organic compounds. (Image source: Lakka/Unsplash - edited)

Sokru: Completely non-invasive glucose sensor inspired by hypo-alert dogs prepares for first clinical evaluation with type 1 diabetes patients

A completely non-invasive and needle-free blood sugar sensor known as Sokru is set to be tested in its first clinical trials with people who have type 1 diabetes. The Sokru glucose monitor uses a patented technology to identify th...
Daniel R Deakin, 19 Mar 2023 03:29
Mobvoi unveils a new service. (Source: Mobvoi)

Mobvoi unveils a new Sports and Health Data Platform

Mobvoi has potentially enhanced its place in the health-tracking industry with its new online informatics platform. It is billed as a one-stop solution to help analyze one's health- and fitness-related progress over up to seven da...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 15 Feb 2023 19:40
The Afon Blood Glucose Sensor is a wearable that can be attached to an adapted smartwatch band. (Image source: Afon - edited)

Non-invasive Afon Blood Glucose Sensor gets heartening target launch timeframe

A non-invasive glucose monitor in the form of the Afon Blood Glucose Sensor has been given a target launch timeframe that will likely be encouraging news for the millions of diabetics who have to rely on painful finger-sticking me...
Daniel R Deakin, 10 Feb 2023 20:31
The portable KnowU non-invasive blood glucose monitor will use radio waves to detect molecules. (Image source: Know Labs & Unsplash - edited)

World’s first non-invasive blood glucose monitor on the cards as Know Labs engages new partners for FDA clearance acceleration

Know Labs, the company behind the development of Bio-RFID technology, has revealed its numerous strong partnerships as it targets FDA approval for its non-invasive glucose monitoring devices, the KnowU and UBand. The firm has acqu...
Daniel R Deakin, 08 Feb 2023 00:58
Could batteries come from trees one day? (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

New plant-based battery-making solution touted to make the future of energy storage more sustainable

Graphite is often hailed as the ideal anode and, as such, may become one of the hottest manufactured commodities in the battery industry going forward. However, a Finnish company asserts that its new alternative compound is compar...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 19 Jan 2023 22:36
The Valencell fingertip blood pressure monitor can connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth. (Image source: Valencell)

CES 2023 | Valencell cuffless blood pressure monitor revealed with accompanying app

Valencell has unveiled a new cuffless blood pressure monitor. Instead of the cuff, you can take the measurement using your fingertip, and the device does not require calibration. The gadget provides diastolic and systolic readings...
Polly Allcock, 07 Jan 2023 00:12
Rockley Photonics is working on a whole range of biomarker sensors for future clinic-on-the-wrist smartwatches. (Image source: Rockley Photonics - edited)

Rockley Photonics targets clinic-on-the-wrist wearable with hydration sensor by end 2023 and with glucose indicator by start 2025

Rockley Photonics is forging ahead with its work on clinic-on-the-wrist wearable tech. It is anticipated that a device, possibly the company’s Bioptx band, with hydration measurement could launch in the second half of 2023. A gluc...
Daniel R Deakin, 26 Dec 2022 19:54
The GlucoRx BioXensor non-invasive continuous glucose monitor will be a needle-free option for diabetes management. (Image source: GlucoRx - edited)

Painless BioXensor non-invasive continuous blood glucose monitor from GlucoRx undergoes further preparation for pending FDA and CE approval

The GlucoRx BioXensor non-invasive continuous glucose monitor (CGM) will soon be doing the rounds at major exhibitions in Germany, the UK, and the US. The blood sugar monitor has been under development for around a decade and has ...
Daniel R Deakin, 28 Oct 2022 04:00
The K'Watch Glucose CGM will alert users with diabetes when blood glucose levels are high or low. (Image source: PKvitality - edited)

Painless K'Watch Glucose blood-free CGM smartwatch produces positive first-in-human trial results as PKvitality targets 2024 for availability

PKvitality, the company behind the development of the K’Watch Glucose blood sugar monitor, has published the results of a recent clinical trial. The continuous glucose monitor (CGM) smartwatch produced a high accuracy level. In ad...
Daniel R Deakin, 23 Aug 2022 06:19
The GlucoClip non-invasive blood sugar monitor will have a rechargeable battery included with it. (Image source: American University in Cairo - edited)

GlucoClip non-invasive blood glucose monitor wins prestigious Johns Hopkins University Healthcare Design Competition

The GlucoClip non-invasive blood sugar monitor project has been one of the winners of the 2022 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition. A group of Egyptian students based at the American University in Cairo are behind the crea...
Daniel R Deakin, 11 Aug 2022 01:01
The MySugarWatch continuous glucose monitor comes in an easily applied transmitter-and-sensor device form. (Image source: MySugarWatch - edited)

Needle-free MySugarWatch continuous glucose monitor for type 2 diabetes offers equivalent of 168 fingerprick tests a day from £48 (US$58) a month

The MySugarWatch needle-free continuous glucose monitor (CGM) for type 2 diabetes is now available as part of three different monthly packages, with the cheapest option starting at £48 (~US$58) a month. The MySugarWatch is a non-i...
Daniel R Deakin, 10 Jul 2022 15:10
Buyer beware when it comes to generic non-invasive blood glucose monitors. (Image source: Alibaba/Unsplash - edited)

AMU+ non-invasive glucometer's Indiegogo campaign begins but caveat emptor for curious diabetics as further scrutiny reveals potential risks

A new Indiegogo campaign for the AMU PLUS non-invasive blood glucose monitor has started. The company behind this particular push, Vanguide, claims the AMU+ only takes one minute and one touch to offer up four test results, includ...
Daniel R Deakin, 10 Jun 2022 19:51
The FreeStyle Libre 3 continuous glucose monitor is extremely small and can be used for 14 days before replacing. (Image source: Abbott - edited)

FreeStyle Libre 3 gets FDA clearance opening up the US market for the world's smallest and most-accurate 14-day continuous glucose monitor

Abbott has announced that its FreeStyle Libre 3 continuous glucose monitor (CGM) system has now been cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The company claims that the FreeStyle Libre 3 is the smallest and thinnest ...
Daniel R Deakin, 03 Jun 2022 17:40
amofit S non-skin contact wearable (Source: Indiegogo)

Non-skin contact wearable device amofit S now shipping

Described as "the world's first non-skin contact wearable device which aims to improve overall human body performance and help people with anxiety, insomnia, and chronic disease related to problems in the vagus nerve," the Amofit ...
Codrut Nistor, 28 May 2022 12:53
The Occuity Indigo blood sugar monitor has been designed in such a way to make it portable and discreet. (Image source: Occuity - edited)

Occuity Indigo: Pain-free, optical, non-contact glucose meter in development that looks like an MiB neuralyzer and was designed by an Apple veteran

The Occuity Indigo portable, non-contact glucose monitor is currently in the research and development phase. The device will utilize blue-light illumination to read biomarkers in the human eye to give the user an accurate blood su...
Daniel R Deakin, 27 May 2022 10:17
Concept designs of the Afon device show the blood glucose monitor as an easily portable and integrable sensor. (Image source: Afon/Iterate - edited)

Afon teases its non-invasive blood glucose monitor again while sharing recent crucial steps toward its finger-stick elimination goal

Afon is back teasing its promised portable and non-invasive blood glucose monitor. The Wales-based firm has already offered a glimpse at its device and has now shared details about further steps it has taken to make its blood suga...
Daniel R Deakin, 20 May 2022 11:07
The Movano custom SoC could end up being integrated inside a wearable such as a smart ring or smartwatch. (Image source: Movano - edited)

Miniscule non-invasive glucose monitoring SoC from Movano completes tests and heads for wearable prototype system studies

Movano has shared some promising news in regard to development in both non-invasive glucose monitoring and cuffless blood pressure measurement. The company has finished functional testing of its tiny custom SoC (System-on-Chip) an...
Daniel R Deakin, 13 May 2022 10:10
The GlucoStation is for stationary use in the home or appropriate medical location. (Image source: GlucoActive)

GlucoStation non-invasive blood glucose monitor ready for pre-order as GlucoActive develops two other painless measurement devices

The GlucoStation non-invasive glucometer for stationary use is now available for pre-order at an early-bird price of €699 (~US$736). The GlucoStation takes painless blood sugar measurements by using light waves. The company behind...
Daniel R Deakin, 03 May 2022 21:00
The GWave non-invasive blood glucose monitor could help millions of diabetics with disease management. (Image source: HAGAR - edited)

Hagar showcases favorable GWave non-invasive blood glucose monitor data at ATTD following FDA breakthrough device designation

Encouraging GWave non-invasive blood glucose monitor study results have been showcased at the ongoing Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD) event that is taking place in Barcelona. The GWave glucometer utilizes ...
Daniel R Deakin, 28 Apr 2022 20:19
The GlucoModicum CGM consists of a Talisman sensor, Flint wearable, and MHD technology. (Image source: GlucoModicum - edited)

GlucoModicum needle-free MHD technology for non-invasive glucose monitoring achieves promising precision levels

The Finnish outfit GlucoModicum has shared encouraging news about its needle-free magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) technology. The company aims to integrate MHD with its Talisman sensor and Flint wristwatch to offer a non-invasive glucos...
Daniel R Deakin, 15 Apr 2022 21:17
The Afon blood glucose (BG) monitor can be used with or without a smartwatch. (Image source: Afon - edited)

Exciting non-invasive blood glucose monitor details promised by Afon for upcoming ATTD Conference

Afon Technology has once again taken to social media to announce exciting information about its work with a non-invasive blood glucose monitor wearable. Afon appears to be one of the leaders of the pack that is currently chasing t...
Daniel R Deakin, 09 Apr 2022 21:50
An exploded-view render of a oneday Mojo Lens. (Source: Mojo Vision)

Mojo Vision demos the most advanced prototype of its AR contact lens yet

Mojo Vision is one of a handful of companies that operates on the hypothesis that the glasses for the augmented-reality (AR) experiences of today will eventually evolve into contact lenses capable of roughly the same thing. To thi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 08 Apr 2022 19:00


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