Continuous Health Monitoring: The Ring Sensor
This month’s MIT Technology Review has a brief mention of a "ring sensor" device being developed by Harry Asada and Phillip Shaltis. Have a look at the prototype here. A medical patient wears this ring and it monitors various vital signs such as heart rate, temp, and blood-oxygen concentration. The device is also wireless enabled, so the data can be sent to another device such as your computer. Couple this with a toilet that can perform a urinalysis, such as the Glycosuria Checker WELL-U II by Toto, and one can begin to see the front edge of continuous health monitoring.