Glasses Compensate for Lost Vision [video]

Glasses Compensate for Lost Vision [video]

Macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and other visual impairment conditions can severely limit a person’s ability to live independently and to participate in accustomed activities. We’ve written about several technologies for the visually...
Sweat Can Predict Autism Stress Incidents [video]

Sweat Can Predict Autism Stress Incidents [video]

It can be tragically difficult to help adolescents with severe autism when they are unable to communicate when they are experience increased stress. We’ve written about Cognoa, an app designed to diagnose autism. We also noted the progress in Stanford’s...
UHC Telemedicine App Shifts the Paradigm

UHC Telemedicine App Shifts the Paradigm

The Oxford Dictionary defines a paradigm shift as “a fundamental change in approach or underlying assumptions.” Such a shift is exactly what’s happening with UnitedHealth Group’s UnitedHealthcare app. The new UHC app includes access to...
California Health Plan Includes House Calls

California Health Plan Includes House Calls

House calls by doctors feel may like a nostalgic part of a Norman Rockwell America, but what is old is new again. Instead of being an anachronism in an age of digital health technology, house calls are actually made practical by advances in health tech. Smartphone...
CVS Expands MinuteClinic Virtual Video Visits

CVS Expands MinuteClinic Virtual Video Visits

Virtual healthcare takes many forms, which is a good thing because diverse patient communities cannot be served well by a single model. Whether you call it telehealthcare, telemedicine, or perhaps most accurately “remote healthcare,” distinct populations...
Connected Inhaler Tracks Doses

Connected Inhaler Tracks Doses

For patients with chronic breathing conditions — such as asthma — an inhaler literally can be a lifesaver. The devices are small, portable, and provide nearly instant relief through a dose of medication. But they are not without their limitations. How well...