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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Dr. Breanne Everett speaks on Medical Innovation at TEDxYYC

Posted by Amanda Hehr

Dr. Breanne Everett is the CEO and Cofounder of Orpyx, as well as a Medical Doctor and Resident in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Calgary. Early in her residency, Dr. Everett developed a keen interest in neuroplasticity, the potential for the brain to "rewire itself," and the possibility of developing medical solutions premised on this amazing potential of the human mind. Dr. Everett's clinical experience has given her ample exposure to diabetic patients requiring surgical management of diabetic foot complications. Seeing the burden these complications pose on both patients and the healthcare system, and...
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