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MedCity News

MedCity News: It’s no secret that most seniors today prefer to “age in place” — and healthcare innovators hear that loud and clear.

CNN Money

Forget your desktop, laptop, and even that shiny new tablet. Research firm Forrester predicts five radical new forms for computing’s future.

Sensors and Sleep

As Americans continue to live longer, demand for services such as assisted living, nursing homes and home care is skyrocketing.

Sleep Sensor Hides Beneath the Mattress

Gadgets and apps that track a user’s sleep are growing in popularity, but they typically require a person to wear a headband or bracelet. Now a startup called Bam Labs is offering a sensor pad that can track heart rate, breathing, and movement to track sleep and other health measures from underneath the mattress.

BAM Labs Biometric Contact-Free Sensor Keeps Close Eye on Patient Breathing, Heart Rate

BAM Labs out of Silicon Valley recently released their contact-free patient monitoring system that’s built around a sensor mat wedged under the mattress. It provides live readings of breathing and heart rates in addition to patient motion and whether someone decided to get out of bed. The system wirelessly sends patient data to central servers which make it available for clinicians to browse on screens at nursing stations or via smart phones and tablet devices.