Uber Uses Blockchain App for Patient Rides [video]

Uber Uses Blockchain App for Patient Rides [video]

Patients who miss appointments with their primary care physicians may shrug it off as not that big a deal. According to a much-quoted 2017 report by SCI Solutions, however, the estimated aggregate annual cost of those blown appointments adds up to $150 billion. SCI...
Wearable Clip-on Restores Central Vision [video]

Wearable Clip-on Restores Central Vision [video]

Imagine you had to choose between keeping your peripheral or central vision. If you could retain only one of the two for the rest of your life, what would you choose? People with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) don’t have that choice. As their retina...
Wearable Vibrator Combats Bone Loss

Wearable Vibrator Combats Bone Loss

According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, the most commonly cited global source on the disease, 1 in 4 women and more than 1 in 8 men over 50 years of age in North America have osteoporosis. Also, 1 in 4 women and men in the same age group have evidence...
Artificial Muscles for Humans and Their Robots

Artificial Muscles for Humans and Their Robots

The concept of artificial muscles is intriguing. Whether the purpose of lab-sourced musculature is greater strength or enhanced mobility for humans or robots, the idea is easy to grasp and the prospects are inspiring. We’ve written about researchers at the...
MIT: Machine Learning Predicts Drug Approvals

MIT: Machine Learning Predicts Drug Approvals

Agencies, universities, and private companies increasingly turn to machine learning to speed up and improve the predictive accuracy of healthcare technology testing. A group of more than 30 top hospitals and research institutions in Europe and the U.S. formed the...