Smart Devices Detect Sounds of Cardiac Arrest

Smart Devices Detect Sounds of Cardiac Arrest

Wearable tech with sensors that monitor and report biometric data can help assess your current health, but devices with algorithms that detect life-threatening conditions could potentially save your life. The iBeat smartwatch app monitors heart activity to alert to...
Obstacles to Machine Learning in Healthcare

Obstacles to Machine Learning in Healthcare

In 1989’s film Field of Dreams, the character Shoeless Joe Jackson told Ray Kinsella, “If you build it, he will come.” That sentiment worked in the movie but doesn’t always carry over in real life, particularly in medical and health technology....
Alexa Answers Health Questions in the U.K.

Alexa Answers Health Questions in the U.K.

Digital voice assistants already help with timely information in a variety of healthcare environments. Amazon’s Alexa helps ambulance attendants follow protocols in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Alexa assists GoodRx members looking for the best price for...
ClientBot Accelerates Talk Therapist Training

ClientBot Accelerates Talk Therapist Training

Mental health treatment plans can involve medication and other physical treatment options, but talk therapy remains a nearly universal component. In the 1960s, MIT AI Laboratory’s Joseph Weizenbaum wrote the ELIZA program to talk with patients as a reflective...