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...
Eye Cover for Visually Impaired [video]

Eye Cover for Visually Impaired [video]

When you think about it, a contact lens is really a prosthetic device. It’s an object that we put on a part of the human body to help it function better. But some patients with limited vision need much more than a contact lens. They need a device that can...
Diabetics: Gaze Into My Eyes

Diabetics: Gaze Into My Eyes

According to the International Diabetes Foundation, about 382 million people worldwide are living with diabetes. The organization predicts that this will rise to 592 million by 2035, a 55% increase. Diabetics must monitor their blood sugar levels closely, so that they...
Lightweight Heart Monitor Needs No Chest Strap

Lightweight Heart Monitor Needs No Chest Strap

A spin-off from Nokia, PulseOn has developed a new heart monitor. Unlike traditional designs, the wrist-wearable device does not require a separate chest strap. And the PulseOn has been demonstrated to be as accurate as a standard ECG machine. One key to its accuracy...