3D Printed Splint Saves Babies’ Lives

3D Printed Splint Saves Babies’ Lives

Taken in the broadest scope, not all wearable Health Tech devices are electronic. Doctors at the University of Michigan have developed a way to print 3D splints that can help infants with a rare condition survive. The patients are born with a restricted airway that...
Computer Chip Samples Tissues

Computer Chip Samples Tissues

Obtaining biometric data from tissue samples is a key part of medical treatment, from accurate diagnosis of disease and other conditions, to the development of new drugs. Researchers at the Semiconductor Synthetic Biology (SSB) program at Georgia Tech have developed a...
A New Approach to Inflammation

A New Approach to Inflammation

When your body senses injury or disease, it activates its defense systems. This can be helpful as it increases blood supply to affected areas and sends out specialized cells to attack invaders. This response can be a problem, however, when you have a chronic disease,...
App Helps with Med Adherence [video]

App Helps with Med Adherence [video]

According to the MediSafe website, more than 700,000 people ended up in the hospital in 2008, simply because they failed to take their medications as directed. Adherence to treatment has a major impact on the outcome. Whether the patient is elderly or just plain busy,...
Head Mounted Displays Continue to Appear

Head Mounted Displays Continue to Appear

As we’ve mentioned numerous times already, Google Glass is not the only game in town for head mounted displays. Industrial applications continue to drive the development of systems that give users access to digital information in a mobile, hands-free device. One...