The Government Wants A Handheld Synthetic Drug Detector

NIST and DARPA are looking for pre-market products that can identify synthetic opioids like fentanyl.

FDA Wants To Fast Track Health Products From Apple, Fitbit

A precertification system would mean those companies don’t need to do premarket reviews for products.

What the Intelligence Community Wants to Get Out of Tracking Its Workforce

The IC's research wing is experimenting with wearables and other sensors to optimize employees and their work environment.

Federal Researchers Made Tiny Needles that Monitor Your Blood

The Sandia National Laboratories are looking for help developing them.

These Smart Gloves Can Translate Sign Language

This wearable tech could improve communication for the hearing impaired.

Feds: Internet of Things Potential Must Be Weighed Against Risks

The public and private sectors must collaborate to secure connected networks of devices and sensors, federal tech professionals say.

White House Group Offers Sneak Peek of Health I.T. Goals

The National Science and Technology Council seeks feedback on a health IT framework.

How Apple Watches Could Detect a Stroke

The watch currently has a basic heart rate sensor to monitor a wearer's pulse during exercise, but what if it could do more?

Border Patrol Sniffs Out High-Tech Collars for Canine Agents

Homeland Security's K-9 teams might use wearable devices to ensure the dogs aren't injured on the job.

At Mobile World Congress, Industry Leaders Try Work Out What Comes After the Smartphone

Telecom, internet and manufacturing industry players are gathered in Barcelona this week.