Deep Learning Better at Spotting Melanoma

Deep Learning Better at Spotting Melanoma

Machine learning and neural networks continue to prove effective tools to improve healthcare. In 2017 we wrote about a Stanford University study in which a deep convolutional neural network performed comparably to 21 board-certified dermatologists. A large group of...
VR Effective in Pain Management [video]

VR Effective in Pain Management [video]

We have covered a lot of pain management programs that seek alternatives to pharmaceuticals. There is a lot of interest in such solutions these days, especially in light of the opioid abuse epidemic. A study by researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center examined the...
Smart Fabric Mimics Octopus Suckers

Smart Fabric Mimics Octopus Suckers

Wearable patch sensors may enable convenient continuous biometric monitoring, but they also raise questions about comfort and consistent adhesion. We’ve written about a wide range of patch sensors, including examples that track pH, blood pressure, and cortisol....
Updated Doctor’s Bag Makes Telehealth House Calls

Updated Doctor’s Bag Makes Telehealth House Calls

Telemedicine may replace physician house calls and emergency department visits but it also requires special-purpose technology and personnel who can the technology and relate to patients. Telehealth has spawned a new mobile device category that consists of mobile...