Wearable Relieves Period Pain without Drugs

Wearable Relieves Period Pain without Drugs

Neurostimulation reduces pain by interfering with electrical signals to the brain’s pain centers from the area of the body where the pain originates. I’m an unabashed fan of neurostim. My surgeon sent my home with a transcutaneous electrical nerve...
VR Surgical Training by Oscar-Winning Team [video]

VR Surgical Training by Oscar-Winning Team [video]

We’ve written multiple times about new technology employed to aid surgical teams. We wrote about HP printers creating 3D-printed color models to help surgeons. We covered Cambridge Consultants’ augmented-reality (AR) system that allows surgeons to...
Samsung Watch Cleared for ECG in South Korea

Samsung Watch Cleared for ECG in South Korea

I’m a healthy, active adult, but my doctor insists that I monitor my heart rate when I exercise. Why? Because I have a congenital heart defect that puts me at risk for atrial fibrillation, or Afib. This abnormal heart rhythm affects an estimated 33.5 million people...
Sensor Can Detect A Feather’s Touch

Sensor Can Detect A Feather’s Touch

Most health and medical tech devices rely on sensors. Advances in sensor technologies can significantly increase the value of biometric data by increasing sensitivity and accuracy. Any sensor improvement is a good thing, but the University of Sussex Materials Physics...