Smart Medical Alert Links to Health Data

Smart Medical Alert Links to Health Data

  Like millions of people, I have a chronic health condition. And like many others, I wear a medical alert bracelet to tell emergency responders the basic details in order to speed (or avoid) treatment. But there’s only so much information that this little tag...
Exoskeleton Receives FDA Approval

Exoskeleton Receives FDA Approval

  Admit it; you were impressed when Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) strapped into the mechanical exoskeleton to do battle with the monster in “Alien.” Wouldn’t it be amazing if that technology was available in the real world? Now it is. This summer,...
A Safe Way to Power Implanted Devices

A Safe Way to Power Implanted Devices

  Implantable devices can do a lot of good for a variety of medical applications. They can be sensors that record and report on various conditions and events within a patient’s body. They can also provide stimulation to power a heart’s pacemaker, or treat...
Artificial Kidney in a Belt Pack

Artificial Kidney in a Belt Pack

Why is this woman smiling? She is wearing a prototype of a kidney dialysis machine that is wearable. For most patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), treatment requires frequent visits to a dialysis clinic where large machines process their blood to remove the...
Want Chips with Those Pills?

Want Chips with Those Pills?

One of the biggest challenges for caregivers and health professionals is helping patients adhere to their prescription medication schedules. Many treatments require specific doses taken at regular intervals, and missed or late doses can cause problems ranging from a...
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