Microsoft patents head mounted blood pressure monitor
The next big sensor challenge for health-focused wearables is measuring blood pressure, ideally without a cuff inflating on your arm a few times an hour. A new Microsoft patent application has just been published explaining how t...
Microsoft applied for a number of Band-related health tech patents
While Microsoft stopped selling their Band fitness tracker way back in October 2016, it seems internally the company has not quite given up on the technology, as demonstrated by two fitness-tracker related patents which have just ...
Fitbit’s Ionic smartwatch is getting support for Continuous Blood Glucose Monitoring
Fitbit has always been focussed on health and fitness, and despite their new smartwatch being an app platform, health is still the main driver of its features, including future support for relative blood oxygen levels for example....
Microsoft is adding 2FA to HealthVault, ending integration of with MSN Health & Fitness
Microsoft is adding support for 2-factor authentication for the HealthVault account services, as per WindowsUnited. The firm previously announced to developers that it would be doing so on MSDN in order to give them a heads-up. We...
Feature: Here’s how Microsoft’s Kinect is being used to help improve lives
by Asher Madan
According to the World Health Organization, fifteen million people suffer strokes around the world each year. While many do not survive this affliction, about five million individuals end up becoming permanently disabled. Stroke i...
Developer Submission: Diabetes Analyzer gets a major upgrade to V2.0
by Bhavya Shah
Diabetes Analyzer is currently one of the best and also one of the few Diabetes Tracking apps available for windows 10. The application helps you to keep track of your blood glucose levels at different times of day such as Breakfa...
Bing announces new search features to help users meet their health and fitness goals
Microsoft Bing today announced a set of new search experiences that would make it easier for users to meet their health and fitness goals. You can now easily find exercise videos that fit your lifestyle using Bing. Search for R...
Microsoft finds your web searches can diagnose lung cancer a year earlier
When it comes to cancer, one of the best predictors of recovery is how early the disease is diagnosed, so it is a pity many people turn to their search engine long before they turn to their doctor when they have symptoms suggestiv...
Microsoft study finds Pokemon Go players could live longer
Windows Phone users are used to getting the short end of the stick when it comes to the latest app fad but now a collaborative study between Microsoft and Stanford has found they may actually end up dying earlier than their iPhone...