Thin-Film Batteries Improve Implant Performance

Thin-Film Batteries Improve Implant Performance

Wearable, implanted, and injectable tech devices can perform some amazing tasks, but most also require advances in miniature power sources. In previous posts, we wrote about various technologies for wearables and implants. Georgia Tech researchers created a device...
Wearable Pressure Sensors Monitor and Detect

Wearable Pressure Sensors Monitor and Detect

Wearables continue to take new forms and gain new features. Early wearable health tech devices were typically incorporated in wristbands, brooches, necklaces, or belts. Developments in skin patches and sensor-embedded garments have even greater potential for...
Eko Scores FDA Breakthrough Device Designation

Eko Scores FDA Breakthrough Device Designation

This time it’s the software. We’ve written numerous times about Eko’s Duo digital stethoscope. Last week the FDA granted Breakthrough Device status to the artificial intelligence algorithm designed to detect heart failure. The designation is granted...
Neural-Network Excels in Breast Cancer Detection

Neural-Network Excels in Breast Cancer Detection

Deep learning neural networks now offer the best hope for detecting breast cancer. The latest CDC study reports about 247,200 new diagnoses of breast cancer in women and men and nearly 41,500 fatalities every year. Previously, we wrote about work by a research team...
Pentax Monitor Detects Polyps Using AI

Pentax Monitor Detects Polyps Using AI

Doctors diagnose 140,000 to 150,000 new cases of colorectal cancer each year in the U.S., according to the CDC. In 2016, for example, there were 141,270 reported new cases of colon and rectum cancer and 52,286 deaths. The 5-year colorectal cancer survival rate for...