Alexa Helps Patients Manage Personal Health

Alexa Helps Patients Manage Personal Health

Medical and health care instructions aren’t for sissies. Pre- and post-surgery instructions, physical therapy rehab exercise guidelines, and medication side effects and interaction warnings can be confusing. People with multiple chronic conditions, such as...
Bathroom Scale Monitors Heart Failure

Bathroom Scale Monitors Heart Failure

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology recently published a report in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering that demonstrated proof-of-concept of an early-stage home heart health monitoring technology embodied in a bathroom scale. The Georgia Tech...
Dyson Winner: Epileptic Seizure Protection  [video]

Dyson Winner: Epileptic Seizure Protection [video]

Approximately 1.2% of the U.S. population — 3.4 million people — have epilepsy according to the CDC. Living with epilepsy involves learning how to manage seizures and still lead a full, active life. Uma Smith is a recent Pratt Institute graduate who was...
Sickweather Crowdsources Illness Reports for SickScore

Sickweather Crowdsources Illness Reports for SickScore

Depending on our plans for the day, we routinely check the weather using animated radar scans. Meteorologists predict the weather using algorithms that account for a variety of information sources, including data from remote instruments. Similar to weather reporting,...