CDC’s COVID-19 Self-Checker Powered by AI

CDC’s COVID-19 Self-Checker Powered by AI

Given the current situation, it is easy to fall into an “all coronavirus all the time” editorial coverage. On the other hand, there are many important health tech stories that deserve to be told. It’s difficult to strike the right balance between the...
Crumpled Nanotubes Increase Supercap Capacity

Crumpled Nanotubes Increase Supercap Capacity

As the old joke goes, what do you call a device that stores a lot of energy in a very small space? You call it “a bomb.” Aside from blowing things up, storing more energy is an important goal in improving everything from wearable health tech devices to...
App Supports Artificial Pancreas Devices

App Supports Artificial Pancreas Devices

The holy grail for diabetic patients is an “artificial pancreas” that can take over the task of modulating the use of insulin in response to blood sugar levels. Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) and wearable insulin pumps are able to help patients keep...
Smart Bandage Speeds Wound Healing

Smart Bandage Speeds Wound Healing

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) serves an important role in health and medical technology development. With its “invent the impossible” mindset, DARPA isn’t constricted by any boxes in the search for new solutions to...
AHA 2020 Update: The Cost of Heart Disease and Stroke

AHA 2020 Update: The Cost of Heart Disease and Stroke

The American Heart Association recently published Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics — 2020 Update. This annual report details the health and economic burdens of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the U.S. and worldwide. The AHA updates its widely-cited study each...