Amulet Enables Wearers to Manage Multiple Health Devices

The Amulet is described in-depth after its presentation at the USA Science & Engineering Festival. The bracelet is designed to have the features of a smartphone and “will support body-area pervasive computing for health-monitoring and health-management applications.” They are currently investigating the advantages of this device in several different categories. The Amulet is also capable of transferring health information between devices, or to health records.

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Amulet Highlighted In News Medical Article To Support Mobile Health Applications

Updates on the Amulet are presented in this news article that will help create a safe and secure mobile health application environment for its users. The device complements with a smartphone to assist in ease of usability. Dr. Kelly Caine is quoted in the article saying “Although mobile health devices and applications are proliferating, many challenges remain to provide the necessary usability, manageability, interoperability, availability, security and privacy.” The Amulet aims at tackling these challenges to provide the necessary features of a health monitoring device in a simple, effective manner.

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Amulet More Secure Than Many Other Devices

The prototype for this device serves as a secure means of connecting health and medical devices and external devices. This makes for less computational burdens and a safe interface for the exchange of information. The Amulet is presented as a safe alternative that can prevent against hackers, and is compared to other devices such as FitBit and pacemakers to show its unique qualities.

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Amulet Researchers Mentioned in Fashionable Wearables Technology

Researchers elaborate on the development of the Amulet bracelet in an article that describes many of the hottest and latest options for wearable jewelry. It describes that it is a health management hub that has the ability to collect data from various health monitors, and can store new and historical data for trending reports. It also has capabilities to analyze the data it collected as a central repository.

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Amulet As Fashionable Health Jewelry

Researchers at Clemson and Dartmouth Universities are developing a health monitoring device disguised as a form of wearable jewelry. The anticipation is to use this device to collect data from other devices, such as a treadmill or glucose monitor. This device is designed to collecting data and data analysis. Future implications may include setting reminders for taking medications, track medication compliance, and give data to first responders in the case of an emergency. There are many benefits to using this device over a smartphone, because it interfaces with the wearer, keeps medical information private, and has a low energy-using battery life. There is a patent pending for many of the applications on the Amulet.

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Dr. Caine Explains New Password Options

New password technologies are making it easier to identify yourself and harder to have your password stolen. Dr. Caine believes that new password technology will completely take over the current method of entering a password on a keyboard. Aspects such as physical proximity or biometrics may become factors in the login process, something that will help definitively verify the user through fingerprint or eye-pattern matching detection. Another trend that Dr. Caine discusses is the graphical password, which can be used on mobile phones by detecting four of the nine points on the screen in the correct order. Implications for this show increased security, and many new techniques are in the process of being developed.

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Dr. Caine Discusses Developing Technology With Regards to Politicians

With many new technological ways to record conversations, interviews, and speeches, many politicians fear the privacy breach for the sake of their reputations. Several political figures have been caught in the spotlight on video or audio recording saying a particularly unfavorable comment. Dr. Caine comments that the problem is “misclosure”, a play on the word disclosure, to emphasize the difficulty of keeping information private. Although most everyone is guilty of misclosure, the consequences for politicians and other public figures are particularly severe. New implications at political events are in the process to work around this developing technology.

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Patient-Facing Mobile App Wins 2015 Student Design Competition

“HFES congratulates Spencer Kohn and Cheng Guo for their winning entry in the  “Mobile Health Applications for Consumers” Design Competition, which was held in conjunction with the 2015 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care: Improving the Outcomes. The designers received a $1,000 cash prize. ”

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You can also watch Spencer and Cheng’s presentation video below: