System Detects Problems Before They Happen

System Detects Problems Before They Happen

One of the key benefits of the digital wearable revolution is that patient data can be collected continuously, rather than waiting for hospital staff to take measurements. We have covered the VitalPatch from VitalConnect in the past; it’s a wearable that...
AI Detects Early Retinopathy with  Smartphone Images

AI Detects Early Retinopathy with Smartphone Images

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the devastating and most feared results of diabetes. According to the CDC, almost one-third of adults over age 40 with diabetes have diabetic retinopathy. If not detected and treated early, the patient’s vision can suffer permanent...
Hearing Aid Platform Adds Smart Features [video]

Hearing Aid Platform Adds Smart Features [video]

According to the Hearing Health Foundation, about 48 million people in the U.S. suffer from some degree of hearing loss. About one third of all adults aged 65 to 74 have some hearing loss, and that jumps to one half for those 75 or older. Hearing impairment can play a...
Most Adults Track Wearable Data; Sharing Varies

Most Adults Track Wearable Data; Sharing Varies

Most American consumers use wearables to track their health data, according to a new report by Dosis, but relatively few share the information with their doctors. In 2015 we reported the growing interest in wearable health as measured by numerous surveys and reports....
Kiosk Delivers Healthcare on the Spot [video]

Kiosk Delivers Healthcare on the Spot [video]

You’re sick. You have limited choices to get medical advice. You can contact your doctor’s office and hope that they can fit you in soon. Or you can go to the local hospital’s emergency room (which is a poor use of those scarce resources). What if...
Medical Selfies Detect Proteins, Save Kidneys

Medical Selfies Detect Proteins, Save Kidneys

Kidney disease takes a terrible toll on human life. According to the CDC’s 2017 Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Adults, 5.1 million people representing 2.1% of adults have diagnosed kidney disease. Kidney disease is the ninth most common cause of...