8th Grade Student Invents Diabetic Aid [video]

8th Grade Student Invents Diabetic Aid [video]

People with diabetes have to test their blood glucose levels multiple times a day so that they know how much insulin they need to inject. Patients insert test strips into a blood glucose meter and apply a tiny finger-prick blood sample. When people are first diagnosed...
Remote Tremor Monitoring for Parkinson’s Disease

Remote Tremor Monitoring for Parkinson’s Disease

Neurologists monitor Parkinson’s Disease patient tremors with an in-office task-based Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) to manage and treat the progressive disease. Unfortunately, as is the case with blood pressure measurements and other variable...
In-Home Medication Adherence Solution

In-Home Medication Adherence Solution

Patient adherence to medication regimes remains a major healthcare threat. Hospital readmittance, cost containment, and overall outcomes all suffer when patients don’t take their meds as prescribed. We’ve written about Montefiore Medical Center’s...
Novant Adopts Tyto for Remote Medical Exams [video]

Novant Adopts Tyto for Remote Medical Exams [video]

Telehealth, telemedicine, remote monitoring, and remote care represent slightly different aspects of patient care in locations other than the traditional doctor’s offices, urgent care centers, and hospitals. This past April we wrote about Best Buy’s plans...
Abilitech Aids Upper-Limb Disabled People [video]

Abilitech Aids Upper-Limb Disabled People [video]

When people lose functional control of their arms due to neuromuscular conditions or injuries, the loss threatens their independence as well. We’ve written about various assistive technologies in the past. Kinova’s Jaco Assistive Robot attaches to a...
Smart Diabetic Footwear Monitors Patient Compliance

Smart Diabetic Footwear Monitors Patient Compliance

Compliance with therapy instructions can mean the difference between a diabetic foot ulcer that heals and one that eventually results in foot amputation or even death. The pain and severity of this life-threatening development inspire research and development such as...