AI Detects Early Retinopathy with  Smartphone Images

AI Detects Early Retinopathy with Smartphone Images

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the devastating and most feared results of diabetes. According to the CDC, almost one-third of adults over age 40 with diabetes have diabetic retinopathy. If not detected and treated early, the patient’s vision can suffer permanent...
Most Adults Track Wearable Data; Sharing Varies

Most Adults Track Wearable Data; Sharing Varies

Most American consumers use wearables to track their health data, according to a new report by Dosis, but relatively few share the information with their doctors. In 2015 we reported the growing interest in wearable health as measured by numerous surveys and reports....
Kiosk Delivers Healthcare on the Spot [video]

Kiosk Delivers Healthcare on the Spot [video]

You’re sick. You have limited choices to get medical advice. You can contact your doctor’s office and hope that they can fit you in soon. Or you can go to the local hospital’s emergency room (which is a poor use of those scarce resources). What if...
FDA Approves Medical Device to Treat ADHD

FDA Approves Medical Device to Treat ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is estimated to affect 9.4% of children aged 2 to 17, according to the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health by the CDC. Typical treatment for children with ADHD includes prescription medication and various...
At-Home Medical Exams from Best Buy

At-Home Medical Exams from Best Buy

Clinical-grade sensors take wearable and mobile health devices to a higher level. When a wearable company announces that a product has received FDA clearance, that information is likely more significant for marketing purposes than it is for consumer assurance. In many...
Minimally Invasive Brain Computer Interface[video]

Minimally Invasive Brain Computer Interface[video]

Brain-computer interface (BCI) developments are closing the gap that differentiates humans from computing machines. As an energy-harvesting computer system, our bodies come equipped with purpose-built scanners, input devices, task-specific peripherals, vast local...