Apple Watch and fall detection credited with saving man in Sweden with acute back pain

Apple Watch and fall detection credited with saving man in Sweden with acute back pain

According to Swedish publication Aftonbladet, Apple Watch Series 4 was key in notifying emergency services for Gustavo Rodriguez when crippling back pain struck while he was cooking over a stove. The unexpected discomfort caused him to double over and collapse to the floor while the stove was fired up.
2018/10/26 | More ...
Assistive hearing is the next big thing for wireless earbuds

Assistive hearing is the next big thing for wireless earbuds

According to the CDC, around 50 million Americans suffer from some degree of tinnitus or ringing in their ears. The organization further explains that about 20 million of those people have a chronic issue, while around 2 million suffer from debilitating tinnitus -- and that's just in the US. The Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 that was signed into law last August aims not just to make hearing aids more accessible, but to give people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss more options besides having to get a doctor's prescription. It allows millions to manage their own health care. As part of that law, the FDA will create a new category of hearing aid, mostly to make sure a manufacturer's claims meet the standards expected for medical devices.
2018/10/25 | More ...
Portable Eye Examination Kit

Portable Eye Examination Kit

Connecting eye doctors and nurses to treat patients in remote settings
2018/10/23 | More ...
Light, thin VR gloves put wearers in touch with virtual objects

Light, thin VR gloves put wearers in touch with virtual objects

Virtual reality motion controllers work pretty well at syncing up the movements of digital digits with your real ones, but they aren't all that good at recreating the sense of touch. Scientists from EPFL and ETH Zurich have developed new haptic gloves that could help users get in touch with virtual objects.
2018/10/22 | More ...
Scientists develop surgical camera that can look through human body

Scientists develop surgical camera that can look through human body

A team Scottish scientists have developed a camera that can see through people's bodies. Researchers say the device will help them track surgical tools, namely endoscopes.
2018/10/20 | More ...
THE NEW ECG APPLE WATCH COULD DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD

THE NEW ECG APPLE WATCH COULD DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD

The bigger question is whether it's a good idea in the first place. Healthcare providers usually use ECGs in hospitals to measure the heart's electrical activity and detect abnormalities in its rhythm. But with the latest iteration of its smartwatch, Apple wants to put an ECG on your wrist that you can use "anytime, anywhere."
2018/10/19 | More ...
Google AI can spot advanced breast cancer more effectively than humans

Google AI can spot advanced breast cancer more effectively than humans

LYNA was even more effective when serving as a companion -- pathologists performing simulated diagnoses found that the deep learning tech made their work easier. It not only reduced the rate of missed micro-metastases by a "factor of two," it cut the inspection time in half to a single minute.
2018/10/17 | More ...
The Future of Robotic Surgery: Snake-Like Bots That Glide Into Orifices

The Future of Robotic Surgery: Snake-Like Bots That Glide Into Orifices

Letting a snake-like robot glide into your mouth and down your throat may sound a bit alarming. Letting such a robot glide into any of your other orifices may sound more alarming still.
2018/10/13 | More ...
MIT combines several vaccines in a single injection

MIT combines several vaccines in a single injection

Someday, kids might only have to endure a single jab to get the benefits of several vaccines, thanks to a new technology by a team of MIT engineers. They've created a method that allows a single injection to carry enough doses for the first one to two years of a child's life, with each dose released at a specified time. Their secret? Microscopic coffee cups made out of PLGA, a biocompatible polymer used in prosthetics and implants.
2018/10/13 | More ...
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