This week’s health innovations include a suit that helps athletes detect injuries and a device that monitors chewing habits to improve eating behavior

Each week, PSFK.com with its partner Boehringer Ingelheim brings you a snapshot of five innovative ideas that are reshaping the health care industry. This week’s health innovations include a suit that helps athletes detect injuries and a device that monitors chewing habits to improve eating behavior. Be sure to check out Boehringer Ingelheim’s Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages to stay on top of all things health.

Wearable Device For People With Epilepsy Designed To Save Lives A new wearable promises to do more than fitness tracking and stress monitoring; it could mean the difference between life and death. Embrace, which is currently raising funds on Indiegogo, alerts the wearer’s chosen contacts when they are having a seizure so that they can provide assistance. The device aims to give people with epilepsy the help that they need the moment that they need it. Worn on the wrist as a smartwatch, it monitors electrodermal activity (EDA) and is strongly activated during the kinds of seizures that can cause a person to stop breathing. When this happens, it alerts the user and elected friends, family or caregivers via a smartphone app so that they can provide immediate assistance.

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