Alexa Answers Health Questions in the U.K.

Alexa Answers Health Questions in the U.K.

Digital voice assistants already help with timely information in a variety of healthcare environments. Amazon’s Alexa helps ambulance attendants follow protocols in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Alexa assists GoodRx members looking for the best price for...
A Soft Wrap Treats Infant Jaundice [video]

A Soft Wrap Treats Infant Jaundice [video]

Approximately 60% of all babies have jaundice according to the CDC. Mild cases of jaundice in newborns go away in a few weeks, but higher levels of bilirubin, a substance that indicates jaundice severity, may require treatment. The most common treatment for newborn...
ClientBot Accelerates Talk Therapist Training

ClientBot Accelerates Talk Therapist Training

Mental health treatment plans can involve medication and other physical treatment options, but talk therapy remains a nearly universal component. In the 1960s, MIT AI Laboratory’s Joseph Weizenbaum wrote the ELIZA program to talk with patients as a reflective...
Sensor Networks Create Smart Skin [video]

Sensor Networks Create Smart Skin [video]

In 2015 we reported forecasts that smart clothing applications would rise rapidly by 2020 but the bulk of the applications would be fitness-oriented, not associated with healthcare. In 2018 Juniper Research predicted connected clothing would top 7 million units in...
Uber Uses Blockchain App for Patient Rides [video]

Uber Uses Blockchain App for Patient Rides [video]

Patients who miss appointments with their primary care physicians may shrug it off as not that big a deal. According to a much-quoted 2017 report by SCI Solutions, however, the estimated aggregate annual cost of those blown appointments adds up to $150 billion. SCI...