Remote Vitals Monitor in Clinical Trials

Remote Vitals Monitor in Clinical Trials

The SensiumVitals patch is a disposable, low-power, wireless sensor that monitors a patient’s vital signs. The device has received FDA clearance, and now is undergoing clinical trials in St. Jame’s University Hospital, Leeds, in England. The device takes...
Wireless Power Activates LED Implants in Mice

Wireless Power Activates LED Implants in Mice

The vocabulary word for today is “optogenetics.” It refers to a process that uses light to control living neurons that are light-sensitive. The neurons contain photosensitive proteins, either through selective breeding or through the use of viruses that...
IBM Watson Learns to See Medical Images [video]

IBM Watson Learns to See Medical Images [video]

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then medical imaging data completely eclipses all other medical record information about a patient. With x-rays, MRI, and other digital imaging technology available to healthcare professionals, some radiologists must handle more...
NIH Seeks Comments on Health Tech Devices

NIH Seeks Comments on Health Tech Devices

During his State of the of the Union address last January, President Obama called for the launching of a Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), intended to use Big Data approaches to find new ways to treat and cure diseases “like cancer and diabetes.” The...