Augmented Reality Glasses Find the Veins

Augmented Reality Glasses Find the Veins

One of the standard treatment tools used in modern medicine is to insert substances directly into the blood stream of a patient by inserting a tube into a vein. Such intravenous treatments require that a needle be used to pierce the skin and the wall of the vein, and...
Faster, Cheaper Test for Type 1 Diabetes

Faster, Cheaper Test for Type 1 Diabetes

There are two kinds of diabetes. Type 2 is the one that most people think of; it typically develops in patients as a result of obesity and diet-related factors. The result is a resistance to insulin which leads to problems controlling blood sugar levels. The other...
New Operating System for Medical Devices

New Operating System for Medical Devices

You may not have heard of QNX Software Systems, but you’ve probably heard of their parent company: Blackberry. The subsidiary is very active in the automotive telematics industry, but they also produce software for medical applications. The company recently...
Brain Booster Reconnects Muscle Control

Brain Booster Reconnects Muscle Control

Stroke patients often lose control over limbs. Recovery is possible in many cases, but rehabilitation can be difficult and lengthy. One procedure use by therapists is “repetitive facilitation exercise” (RFE). The therapist asks the patient to think about...