In the current era of Big Data, the challenge of consuming and analyzing an unprecedented amount of medical information regularly confronts physicians. Watson Health, IBM’s cognitive computing platform, is here to help.
Cathy Hutchinson manipulated a robotic arm to take a sip from a bottle, 15 years after a stroke left her unable to move any of her limbs, with the BrainGate brain-computer interface (BCI) which allows paralyzed patients to control computer cursors and robotic limbs by simply thinking about moving their own hands.
Wearable activity tracking devices spew a wealth of health data, but are wearables and similar apps here to stay or just a flash in the pan? Several sessions at Partners Healthcare 12th Annual Connected Health Symposium addressed the competing hopes and doubts about the technology.
Smartphones already help manage chronic pain, facilitate meditation and even prescribe corrective lenses. But what if they could be used to diagnose cancer as well?
DRACOs, a broad spectrum anti-viral approach, has potential to end epidemics and save countless lives, but will it raise enough funds to become a reality?
Wearable’s low-cost and portability prove advantageous in university studies
The low-cost, open-sourced design rides wave of prosthetics “revolution”
Last month, the FDA approved manufacture of the world’s first 3D printed pill Spritam, an anti-epileptic seizure drug. We caught up with Michael Cima, one of the inventors of 3D printing and a professor at MIT, to find out what this development means for the future of the pharmaceutical industry.
Innovators in gerontechnology are providing much needed support to overextended caregivers, developing apps, software and wearables aimed at improving the quality of life, health and safety of people aging at home.
“There are very few toxicologists across the United States—I think there are about 500 of us,” says Dr. Chai, who along with his colleagues found that Google Glass could provide a better alternative to the traditional toxicology phone consultation.