Cloud Monitors Heart Implants

Cloud Monitors Heart Implants

Most implanted cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators now use two-way wireless technology¬†for routine monitoring and device adjustments. The implants also can send alerts if something goes wrong with the person’s heart or the device itself. We’ve written...
Collaboration Scores Again with Garmin and ActiGraph

Collaboration Scores Again with Garmin and ActiGraph

As established entities solidify their places in the health, wellness, and medical technology markets, the trend toward synergy and collaboration continues. We wrote recently about a joint effort by the Mayo Clinic and Eko to develop AI to detect heart disease....
Virtual Caregiver for Elderly and Chronically Ill

Virtual Caregiver for Elderly and Chronically Ill

Virtual reality (VR) provides intense and fully engaging experiences, but augmented reality (AR) applications by definition allow people to carry on their daily routines while the technology adds something extra. We’ve written about work with AR at Stanford with...
Let Depression Fade Away with Flow Headset [video]

Let Depression Fade Away with Flow Headset [video]

Feeling depressed or judging experience as “depressing” are universes away from Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Most people can shake off minor depression, but patients who suffer from MDD don’t have a choice. Someone with MDD can’t just...
Wristband Wearable Detects Opioid Overdose

Wristband Wearable Detects Opioid Overdose

Opioid overdoses continue to tear apart our communities. There were 70,237 drug overdose deaths in the U.S in 2017, according to the CDC, of which 47,600 were opioid overdoses. West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and Kentucky had the highest rates of...
3D Printed Superhero Prosthetics Save the Day [video]

3D Printed Superhero Prosthetics Save the Day [video]

3D printing technologies already deliver key benefits to medicine across diverse applications. We’ve written about 3D printed cartilage implants, sensors and electronics that are 3D-printed directly on the skin, and 3D printed hemispherical bionic eyes. Various...