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...
iPhone Becomes Smallest Glucometer

iPhone Becomes Smallest Glucometer

If you have a smartphone, you have a powerful computer in your pocket. You can get all sorts of devices that can transform your phone into a stereo music system, a credit card reader, and even a projector. Some of the most intriguing applications, however, are add-on...
Wearable Users Concerned About Data Privacy

Wearable Users Concerned About Data Privacy

In a recent article in the journal Health Affairs, researchers from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)¬†referred to recent studies about patient attitudes about the use of patient-contributed data. It’s clear that collecting information from...
Implant Monitors Heart Failure

Implant Monitors Heart Failure

“Heart failure” is a cardiac condition with a misleading name. It does not mean that the patient’s heart has failed; it simply indicates that the heart is not pumping a sufficient volume of blood to the lungs and body. This can result in other...
Wearables to Play Part in Google X Health Study

Wearables to Play Part in Google X Health Study

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal¬†describes “Baseline” which is a new project being undertaken by Google X, the secretive skunk works for Google technology research programs such as autonomous cars. According to the WSJ article, the ultimate goal...