7 Digital Health Projects Win New NIH Funding

7 Digital Health Projects Win New NIH Funding

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced new contracts with seven businesses and academic institutions focusing on digital health innovation. The NIH reviewed nearly 200 ideas for digital health tools before awarding the seven contracts. The...
Anxious Kids Feel Better with Immersive Game

Anxious Kids Feel Better with Immersive Game

Pediatric anxiety was a significant mental health issue even before COVID-19. According to the CDC, 7% of children in the U.S. aged 3-17 years have been diagnosed with anxiety. Citing early data from a Bristol University research study, London-based BfB Labs states...
Smart Inhalers Lead Asthma Patients to Better Breathing

Smart Inhalers Lead Asthma Patients to Better Breathing

Using an inhaler for asthma might seem straightforward; press the button to deliver the medicine and breathe in, right? Well, not really. Proper inhaler technique is more complicated than it appears. Patients under duress from an asthma attack often fumble during the...
New Smart Contact Lens Helps Patients See Again

New Smart Contact Lens Helps Patients See Again

A partnership lead by Imec has developed a smart contact lens that features an artificial iris. This iris has a functioning aperture that enhances visual sharpness and depth-of-field as well as limits the amount of light allowed into the eye. The new contact lens...