CVS Health Corp’s health insurer Aetna has partnered with Apple Inc. on a new health app for Apple Watches that uses an individual’s medical history to set personalized health goals. It’s called “Attain” and will reward Aetna customers for meeting activity goals and fulfilling recommended tasks, such as getting vaccinations or refilling medications, with either a subsidy toward the cost of an Apple Watch or gift cards. read more for a video news report and additional information.
Let’s face it, not everyone drinks enough water each day, especially if they have an active lifestyle. The DrinKup Bottle is a smart water bottle that recommends the most appropriate water intake based on your height, weight and daily activities. When it’s hydration time, the ultrasonic sensor-equipped lid will automatically vibrate and a “♡” will appear on the built-in LED screen, and the app even sends you a notification as well. Plus, it includes Apple Health and Fitbit integration as well. More information. Read more for our full review.
Researchers at Harvard and MIT have developed smart tattoo ink that changes color to monitor health, such as telling an athlete when they’re dehydrated or a diabetic when blood sugar rises. The problem with current wearable monitoring devices is that they don’t seamlessly integrate with the body. Short battery life and the need for wireless connectivity are concerns, but neither of which is an issue with the simple, color-based interface of biosensitive tattoo ink. The Dermal Abyss tattoo inks change color according to the chemistry of the body’s interstitial fluid, which can be used as a surrogate for constituents. Read more for a video and additional information.