Glove Speeds Rehab for Stroke Victims [video]

Glove Speeds Rehab for Stroke Victims [video]

The road to recovery for stroke victims and patients with spinal cord or brain injuries often includes the slow and difficult process of retraining the brain to perform simple and routine tasks that most of us take for granted, such as grasping and turning a doorknob....
Group Tackles Big Data for Healthcare

Group Tackles Big Data for Healthcare

Healthcare now generates mountains of data about each patient, and user-generated information from wearable Health Tech devices will only build those mountains even higher. Three important organizations announced this week that they are partnering to create the new...
Do-It-All Wearable Tracks Vitals [video]

Do-It-All Wearable Tracks Vitals [video]

The Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE is a competition to develop a portable, wireless device that can monitor and diagnose a person’s health. Named after the medical sensor device from the “Star Trek” series, the competition will choose three teams to share...
A Smarter Stethoscope [video]

A Smarter Stethoscope [video]

Our son is a surgeon, and I remember learning while he was in medical school that using a stethoscope is not a trivial skill. And when it comes to explaining a patient’s symptoms, it often becomes a challenging game of “did you hear what I heard?” As...
Teletouch Glove for the Deaf and Blind [video]

Teletouch Glove for the Deaf and Blind [video]

In the 19th Century, communication technology took a great leap forward with the telegraph, that let people “write” over great distances. Early in the last century, the telephone revolutionized communications again by letting people talk and listen to each...