The coronavirus pandemic has driven a lot of scientific progress in the past year. But just as some of the social changes are likely here to stay, so are some medical innovations.
Wearables already monitor our physical health – is it time for them to track our mental health too?
Despite the appeal of sleep trackers, they could cause unwanted anxiety for some.
Researchers are developing tattoo inks that do more than make pretty colors. Some can sense chemicals, temperature and UV radiation, setting the stage for tattoos that diagnose health problems.
Fitness information like resting heart rate collected by wearable devices can't diagnose diseases, but it can signal when something is wrong. That can be enough to prompt a COVID-19 test.
The watchdog has voiced concerns over the proposed US$2.1 billion merger, from which both users and Australian health services could lose out.
Smartphone apps and wearable devices can tell when workers have been within six feet of each other, promising to help curb the coronavirus. But they're not all the same when it comes to privacy.
Lightweight, flexible materials can be used to make health-monitoring wearable devices, but powering the devices is a challenge. Using fuel cells instead of batteries could make the difference.
A health informatics researcher explains why people don't always get the 'credit' they think they should from using wearable fitness trackers.
Engineers predict a time when people and robots physically interact all day long. For that to happen safely will require new soft materials that can do things like sense touch and change shape.
People are more willing to participate in fitness tracker-based insurance policies when they are in control of their participation.
Using smartphones and wearable devices to identify mental health symptoms and deliver psychotherapy will allow more people to access quality care, according to one psychiatrist.
An offer that appears beneficial on the surface, but can lead to unintended negative consequences is called a "perverse incentive".
Is an archaic sewing skill a key to connected, sensing, communicating fabrics of the future?
Wearables help regular people track their activity, but sophisticated technology can give deeper insights to elite athletes.
Revelations about the fitness app have turned up the heat on the privacy and security risks of wearables.