Could Wearable Tech Save Lives?

Posted by Stephanie Zakala

As technology continues to advance, it tends to get smaller in size: the smaller the technology, the more portable it becomes.  With portability comes convenience, and with convenience comes something perhaps completely unexpected: the ability to save your life. Thanks to the rise and proliferation of smart technologies, people everywhere are using programs that monitor their heart rates, count their steps, and even track sleep cycles. From smart clothing, watches, glasses and footwear, wearables are being designed to fit seamlessly into our existing lifestyles.  More than ever, people are using wearable tech to satisfy their appetites for self-improvement by tracking...
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April is Limb Loss Awareness Month!

Posted by Stephanie Zakala

Did you know that every 20 seconds a limb is lost due to diabetes? At Orpyx, we have made it our mission to help change this reality through wearable, sensor-based technologies.  We are excited to see that others are answering the call and striving to improve the livelihoods of people with diabetes.  Last month, at the Global Diabetic Foot Conference (DFCon), Dr. David Armstrong, through his enlightening talk on “Regifting the Gift of Pain: How Modern Technology Can Prevent Neuropathic Ulcers and Amputations”, highlighted the advantages of the wearable technology revolution that is upon us. We are now better equipped...
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DIY Healthcare

Posted by Amanda Hehr

Athletes have been doing it for years… Measuring their biometric data in order to improve performance, meet personal goals and help prevent injury. Self-monitoring athletic devices don't negate the need for the professional advice of a coach or therapist, however, they do allow athletes to take a more informed and proactive approach to their sport of choice. One of the biggest trends to come out of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year was 'The Quantified Self'. Consumers are quite simply obsessed with measuring their personal data.  This trend is quickly moving into the medical space, especially since...
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