Flow Headset Seeks NHS Nod for Depression

Flow Headset Seeks NHS Nod for Depression

Depression is a primary cause of disability globally, according to the World Health Organization, which tallies more than 300 million people suffering from depression worldwide. For a person with clinical depression, the search for an effective pharmaceutical solution...
3D-Printed Models Help Surgeons Plan

3D-Printed Models Help Surgeons Plan

In the summer of 1985, Alfred Poor and I tested and reviewed the first HP LaserJet printer for the IBM PC. I’m sure neither of us suspected that 34 years later – or ever – we’d write about HP printers turning out 3D color renderings of human...
App-Driven EStim Controls Acute Migraines

App-Driven EStim Controls Acute Migraines

Migraine is a neurological disease that affects 12% of the population, worldwide according to the Migraine Research Foundation. Pharmaceutical treatments for migraine range from over-the-counter acetaminophen to antidepressants. We’ve written several times about...
Compression Sleeves Speed Recovery [video]

Compression Sleeves Speed Recovery [video]

If you have been admitted to a hospital recently, there’s a good chance that your lower legs got wrapped in plastic contraptions hooked up to a pneumatic device at the foot of your bed. These wraps apply rhythmic pressure to maintain good circulation in your...
Thoughts Converted to Synthetic Speech [video]

Thoughts Converted to Synthetic Speech [video]

One of the challenges facing science fiction writers is coming up with ways for alien species to understand each other. One fictional device is a machine that reads the individual’s thoughts and then converts that into audible speech. And now this is coming...
Hospital Care Comes Home [video]

Hospital Care Comes Home [video]

Pop quiz: assuming that you could get the same level of care, would you rather be in a bed in a hospital or in your own bed at home? Most people would prefer to be at home in familiar surroundings, and now technology is making that a viable option. Contessa provides...