Eggs, Butter, and a Diabetic Retinopathy Test

Eggs, Butter, and a Diabetic Retinopathy Test

Retail medical clinics such as those located in pharmacies and grocery stores recently gained a powerful new tool. Shopper-patients at Albertson’s grocery stores who stop by a CarePortMD retail clinic inside the store can have their eyes tested for diabetic...
VA Begins In-Home Diabetic Foot Ulcer Detection

VA Begins In-Home Diabetic Foot Ulcer Detection

This month marks the beginning of a significant new Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) program to prevent lower limb loss. In 2018, the VA health care system treated more than 75,000 cases of diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). The new program — previously tested in...
AI-Powered Podosmart Insoles Analyze Gait [video]

AI-Powered Podosmart Insoles Analyze Gait [video]

“Let me watch you walk.” When patients seek treatment for foot pain, posture, or mobility-related problems, healthcare professionals typically start by analyzing the patient’s gait. As with blood pressure measurement, however, in-office testing may...
Electronic Glasses Improve Visual Independence

Electronic Glasses Improve Visual Independence

People with impaired vision lose more than their visual acuity. The loss of independence can lead to changin their place of residence and requiring assistance with certain everyday tasks. We wrote about NuEyes in 2016, a lightweight wearable headset that projects...
IoT Supports Patient Prescription Adherence

IoT Supports Patient Prescription Adherence

Patient adherence to medication regimens can mean the difference between complete recovery and living with lingering poor health and additional complications related to the original condition. We’ve written about smart pillboxes and pill packs designed to help...