Companies Team Up to Help ALS Patients

Companies Team Up to Help ALS Patients

Royal Philips and Accenture have joined forces to develop a proof of concept platform designed to give ALS patients and others with neurodegenerative diseases a means to communicate and control their environment, in spite of their paralysis. In a press release issued...
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...
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...
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...