health

Android tablet and smartphone 12-lead EKG machine launches

Android tablet and smartphone 12-lead EKG machine launches

There's a huge number of applications and accessories out there for tablets and smartphones for people who are health conscious or have some sort a health problem that needs to be monitored. People who have heart conditions often have to have frequent EKGs to be sure everything with their heart is working normally. The problem is that going into the doctor's office or to the hospital to have an EKG can cost a lot of money.

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Withings unveils world’s first Internet connected baby and toddler scale

Withings unveils world’s first Internet connected baby and toddler scale

One of the many things that new parents can become obsessed with is their baby's weight. Parents want to be sure that the baby is getting enough nutrition and growing as the little one is supposed to. Sften they end up standing on their own scale holding the baby and doing math to try to figure out if their little one is gaining weight, as they should. This fascination with being sure your child grows appropriately is understandable and encouraged by many pediatricians.

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R.A.D.A.R device will help prevent DWI offenders from driving drunk

R.A.D.A.R device will help prevent DWI offenders from driving drunk

Alcohol impaired drivers are a hazard to everyone the roads all around the world. Many drivers convicted of DWI offenses and up having their vehicles outfitted with devices that prevent their vehicles from starting if the offender has had too much to drink. The problem with simple systems that drivers blow into is that they can always have someone else blow into the device if they've had too much to drink.

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Fitbit Flex hands-on

Fitbit Flex hands-on

Wearables like Google Glass may be eye-catching, but it's tiny fitness monitors like Jawbone UP, Nike Fuelband, and others that are actually showing up clipped or strapped to people, and that's the market Fitbit is chasing with the new Flex. We grabbed some hands-on time with the new Bluetooth 4.0 equipped activity dongle - and its companion smartphone app - at CES to see if it could oust UP from our wrist.

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Withings introduces Smart Body Analyzer and Smart Activity Tracker

Withings introduces Smart Body Analyzer and Smart Activity Tracker

Putting in the effort to get healthy can't usually be described as fun, and when you add that to the fact that it can be difficult to track everything you should be tracking, you have the recipe for a bunch of goals that never get completed. Luckily, CES is here and Withings has just introduced a pair of new products that can track almost every health-related statistic you can think of. If you've been struggling to get in shape, these products might be worth a look, if only because they should make the process of tracking your progress a bit easier.

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Fitbit Flex takes on Jawbone UP with Bluetooth activity tracker

Fitbit Flex takes on Jawbone UP with Bluetooth activity tracker

Fitbit has revealed its latest take on the activity tracker, the Fitbit Flex, a new challenger to the Jawbone UP complete with Bluetooth 4.0 for real-time sync with a nearby iPhone, iPad, or Android device. The tracker slots neatly into a waterproof wristband, or can be removed and clipped on elsewhere, tracking steps taken, distance travelled, calories burned, and even sleep, and giving at-a-glance feedback on the wearer's performance using LEDs.

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BodyMedia CORE 2 hands-on

BodyMedia CORE 2 hands-on

BodyMedia has revealed its latest health-monitoring system, the CORE 2, the company's attempt to slim down its sensor-strap to help wearers slim-down too. Smaller than Apple's iPod nano, and yet accommodating four sensors and Bluetooth Smart Ready 4.0, the CORE 2 - previewed in prototype form at CES 2013 this week - can funnel fitness stats directly to your smartphone and tablet.

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