Self-Powered Pacemaker

Self-Powered Pacemaker

Implanted pacemakers have saved the lives of millions of patients with cardiac disease. These devices have one major drawback, however; they rely on a rigid battery to provide power and these must be replaced every six to ten years. The replacement procedure is not...
Smartphone App Detects Ear Infections [video]

Smartphone App Detects Ear Infections [video]

As many parents know, ear infections are extremely common with children. According to the National Institutes of Health, five out of six children suffer from ear infections at least once by the time they turn three. Infections of the ear canal (acute otitis externa,...
Clinical Results for Smartphone Cough App

Clinical Results for Smartphone Cough App

Many of us now carry powerful personal computers in our pockets. One result of the smartphone revolution is that we now have ready access to data and the processing power to make it useful. Smartphone apps are even being cleared by the FDA as treatment devices. One of...
Dark Calls: The Other Side of Telemedicine

Dark Calls: The Other Side of Telemedicine

Telemedicine can bring medical specialty resources to primary care physician offices, improve access to medical care for people who live in remote or under-served areas, and enable post-discharge and rehab patient monitoring. Those are just a few of...
Telehealth Survey Reveals Rapid Adoption

Telehealth Survey Reveals Rapid Adoption

Telehealth services are changing how healthcare services are delivered in the U.S. and around the world. These can provide immediate interactive access for patients in under-served areas or who have mobility challenges. Video service provider Vidyo conducts an annual...
AI Predicts Medical Outcomes with Device Data

AI Predicts Medical Outcomes with Device Data

Machine learning applications in medicine usually entail analysis and prediction. It’s easy to imagine multiple applications for AI in public health, resource allocation, disease trends, and cost containment. From a patient’s perspective, however, machine...