Tiny Chip Sheds Light on Medical Tests [video]

Tiny Chip Sheds Light on Medical Tests [video]

The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates characterized human physiology based on the four colors of the different “humors.” Modern medicine is still interested in color when diagnosing disease and other conditions. One of the recent revolutions is the...
The First Tricorder?

The First Tricorder?

On the classic Star Trek TV series, the Enterprise crew carried “tricorders” that were multipurpose scanner and analysis devices. Dr. McCoy had a special version that could diagnose injuries and disease. Now a Chinese company has released a multi-function...
Wearable Clothing to Help Epilepsy Patients

Wearable Clothing to Help Epilepsy Patients

Under the best of conditions, it can be difficult to come up with an accurate diagnosis. When you’re dealing with a chronic condition that manifests itself as random episodes, catching one of those events can be the key to identifying the cause. For the 50...
Smartphone Becomes Mobile Eye Exam [video]

Smartphone Becomes Mobile Eye Exam [video]

  PEEK stands for “Portable Eye Examination Kit” and is a new product being developed by a team of ophthalmologists, engineers, and software developers. The goal is simply to help save the eyesight of millions of people worldwide. Rural populations in...
Most People Would Wear Tracker for Lower Health Costs

Most People Would Wear Tracker for Lower Health Costs

A recent survey by TechnologyAdvice Research found that only one in four adults are using a fitness tracker or smartphone app to track their health, weight, or exercise. The most common reasons cited for not using one were either a lack of interest or concerns over...