Nanotechnology Can Help Detect Breast Tumors

Nanotechnology Can Help Detect Breast Tumors

According to the Susan G. Komen organization, 1.7 million new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed worldwide in 2012. It is widely accepted that early detection is key to successful diagnosis and treatment of the disease; the American Cancer Society reports that the...
Radio-on-a-Chip to Create Smart Networks [video]

Radio-on-a-Chip to Create Smart Networks [video]

 Credit: Amin Arbabian When I was in grade school, my parents bought me a transistor radio. It was about the size of a dictionary, but it ran on batteries and I could put it under my pillow and listen to the Baltimore Orioles’ games as I fell asleep. It was so...
Teenager Builds Breath to Speech Device [video]

Teenager Builds Breath to Speech Device [video]

Did you read about the teenager who created sensor-socks for his grandfather who has dementia? Here is another inspiring story about a 16-year-old living on the opposite side of the world who has created an “augmentative and alternative communication”...
What Would You Do with a Hopped-Up Headset?

What Would You Do with a Hopped-Up Headset?

Bluetooth headsets for cellphones have become commonplace. These days, hardly anyone notices when a guy goes walking down the street talking to himself. But headsets could be do so much more than just be a wireless receiver for a telephone. That’s why...
Movement Disorder Tracker Gets FDA Approval

Movement Disorder Tracker Gets FDA Approval

More than 6 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, which is just one of many chronic movement disorders. The tremors and other uncontrolled movements can be treated using the medicine levodopa, which increases the amount of...
100 Million Patient Monitor Devices to Ship

100 Million Patient Monitor Devices to Ship

Where’s the money in the wearables market? One more report points again to the health and medical segments. A new report from ABI Research predicts that about 100 million wearable remote patient monitoring (RPM) devices will ship over the next five years. The...