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Best wearable tech of 2014

Smartwatches. Health monitors. Pedometers. Activity trackers. We've collected the best products in t

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Withings Pulse O2

A new wristband and new firmware improve the Pulse and make it a true fitness band, but it's not a big leap forward over last year.

April 25, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating April 25, 2014
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Apple hiring efforts point to medical tech integration

The company reportedly has hired at least six biomedical experts and other medical professionals as interest in health tech surges.

By May 5, 2014

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Samsung Simband

Samsung Gear Fit was a tiny step. Simband might be the beginning of Samsung's bigger health push.

May 28, 2014

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New artificial lung does not require pure oxygen

Researchers at Case Western Reserve say the artificial lung they developed, which uses air instead of pure oxygen as a ventilating gas, is as efficient as the organ it mimics.

By July 25, 2011

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Wireless device to diagnose bladder dysfunction

A study by researchers at the University of British Columbia indicates that a wireless near-infrared device the size of a cell phone is as reliable as current invasive tests in diagnosing bladder disease.

By May 31, 2011

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Could magnets replace aspirin as blood thinners?

Two physicists who have pioneered the use of electric or magnetic fields to lower oil viscosity in engines and pipelines take their model to the human body to help prevent heart attacks.

By June 7, 2011

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Best Nike Fuelband alternatives

The Fuelband is still here, but if you're looking for something else like it, here are your best bets.

By April 22, 2014

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Amiigo fitness bracelet knows what exercise you're doing

Smart bracelet can recognize weight reps, pool laps, and dozens of other workouts. Link it to your phone and track your progress.

By January 16, 2013

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Meet the robot polar bear that stops you from snoring

The Japanese are battling the spectre of snoring, and their secret weapon is a robotic polar bear.

By November 13, 2011

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From Croatia to CES: The story of Teddy the Guardian's unlikely Las Vegas debut

Sometimes it's the deceptively simple solutions to complex problems that show the most potential. Sometimes those solutions come from unexpected places. And, sometimes, you can find true innovation on the CES show floor. This is the story of one of those times.

By January 18, 2014