Abilitech Aids Upper-Limb Disabled People [video]

Abilitech Aids Upper-Limb Disabled People [video]

When people lose functional control of their arms due to neuromuscular conditions or injuries, the loss threatens their independence as well. We’ve written about various assistive technologies in the past. Kinova’s Jaco Assistive Robot attaches to a...
Smart Diabetic Footwear Monitors Patient Compliance

Smart Diabetic Footwear Monitors Patient Compliance

Compliance with therapy instructions can mean the difference between a diabetic foot ulcer that heals and one that eventually results in foot amputation or even death. The pain and severity of this life-threatening development inspire research and development such as...
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...