Companies Boosting Telemedicine in 2020

Companies Boosting Telemedicine in 2020

For many months, I have been stating that we’ve missed an inflection point in healthcare; we have passed the tipping point for telehealth and it is on its way to become a common feature in healthcare in the U.S. Remote patient monitoring and virtual visits are...
VR Reduces Maternal Childbirth Pain without Chemicals

VR Reduces Maternal Childbirth Pain without Chemicals

Augmented reality (AR) may play a larger role in medicine and healthcare applications than virtual reality (VR), but the immersive engagement of VR makes it the better choice for some treatments. In 2019 we wrote about a study at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center that found...
NC State Harvests Energy from Hot Bodies

NC State Harvests Energy from Hot Bodies

Research and developments in energy harvesting to power implants and wearables continues to explore fascinating technologies. We’ve written about harvesting energy from human knee motion at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and from carbon nanotube yarn...
CDC Maps Couch Potatoes by State

CDC Maps Couch Potatoes by State

It should come as no surprise that obesity is a major problem for residents of the U.S. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, in 2016 40% of adults 20 or older were obese. This is based on a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or more. In addition, another...