Wearables and Optics Make Sedation Safer

Wearables and Optics Make Sedation Safer

Respiratory depression leading to death under sedation remains one of the greatest dangers of anesthesia, 170 years since William Thomas Green Morton demonstrated the controlled use of ether to produce insensitivity to pain Massachusetts’s General Hospital in...
AR Lets Surgeons See Inside Patients

AR Lets Surgeons See Inside Patients

One of the most revolutionary advances in medical practice is the development of minimally invasive surgery. These procedures rely on one or more tiny incisions, through which trocars (similar to catheters) are inserted that can deliver tiny cameras (laparoscopes and...
Self-Powered Implant Needs No Batteries

Self-Powered Implant Needs No Batteries

Do you remember elementary school science lessons where you’d rub a balloon on your head and your hair would stand up? Or rub a plastic comb with a piece of wool and it would attract little slips of paper? Or maybe you’ve received a painful shock in the...
CES 2016: Shocking Solution for Nausea

CES 2016: Shocking Solution for Nausea

Millions of people worldwide suffer from nausea for a variety of reasons. One common cause is motion sickness, which can strike sufferers when they are riding on a boat, in an airplane, or even in the family car. Some skiers even are susceptible to motion sickness....
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