Dual-Mode Smart Ear and Forehead Thermometer [video]

Dual-Mode Smart Ear and Forehead Thermometer [video]

You don’t need nanotube implants, neural networks, or robotics to measure body temperature. Existing technology does a fine job measuring vital signs, but that doesn’t mean there’s no room for improvement. We’ve written about smart thermometers...
Emergency Defibrillator Locator Update [video]

Emergency Defibrillator Locator Update [video]

According to the CDC, 70% to 90% of people who have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) die before reaching the hospital. In 2015, about 357,000 people in the U.S. had OHCA. Before emergency response personnel arrive, the best chance for survival is when another...
Fetal Vibration Monitor Could Reduce Stillbirths

Fetal Vibration Monitor Could Reduce Stillbirths

Each year in the U.S., there are about 24,000 stillbirths — about 1% of all births — according to the CDC. Medical science does not know all the reasons for stillbirth, says Stevens Institute of Technology associate professor Negar Tavassolian. About a...
Light-Touch Robotic Cane Assists Mobility [video]

Light-Touch Robotic Cane Assists Mobility [video]

According to a 2019 CDC report on all forms of disability, about 14% of American adults have mobility disabilities, which are defined as “serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs.” People with mobility disabilities include those who are restricted to...