A Smarter Stethoscope [video]

A Smarter Stethoscope [video]

Our son is a surgeon, and I remember learning while he was in medical school that using a stethoscope is not a trivial skill. And when it comes to explaining a patient’s symptoms, it often becomes a challenging game of “did you hear what I heard?” As...
Organic Electronics Redefine Pulse-Ox Devices

Organic Electronics Redefine Pulse-Ox Devices

Next to heart rate and respiration, one of the most critical biometrics in healthcare is the blood-oxygen saturation level. This is a measure of how much oxygen is in the blood, and indirectly, how well the patient’s heart and lungs are working together. The...
Wireless Thermometer Tracks Fever

Wireless Thermometer Tracks Fever

Here comes flu season. Even a common cold can cause a person to run a fever, which can cause aches and feeling just plain lousy. Traditionally, you would take a patient’s temperature every few hours, and adjust medication and other treatments as required. But it...
IDTechEx: Wearable Artificial Pancreas [video]

IDTechEx: Wearable Artificial Pancreas [video]

Pancreum was one of the many wearable Health Tech companies that made presentations at the IDTechEx conference this week in Santa Clara, California. The company is focused on remote patient monitoring and similar applications. According to Guilherme de Paul, founder...