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The promises of AI for healthcare

<b>-By Phuong Tran-</b><p>For the past several years, technologists and healthcare providers has raved about the potential of artificial intelligence and its …

Artificial Intelligence

How Wearable Technology Is Giving Seniors Their Independence Back

As people age, their health concerns and challenges tend to change. Seniors care about their fitness, but also may be motivated to track a chronic …

Medical Technology

Four Amazing Things Gene Editing Did in 2017 - MIT Technology Review

Gene editing hasn’t cured disease in a human being yet—but it is getting closer. With the debut of CRISPR a few years ago, advances in the technology …

Genetics

Shaver: Quebec must join other provinces in health-care parity

In 1989, the federal Liberal health critic of the day, David Dingwall, asked: “Why is the federal government letting Quebec get away with this …

To Make Better Prostheses, We Need Better Biology

Because robotic limbs are no good if they can’t communicate with the brain.<p>Roboticists and engineers around the world are chasing after the next great prosthesis to help bring autonomy, control, and comfort back to more than 2 million amputees in the U.S. alone. But even the most advanced, …

Taking DNA sequencing into the field

DEVICES for analysing DNA used to be big, clunky and not very good. Hundreds were required for the initial sequencing of the human genome, a project …

Bandage-Like Gadget Could Make Stitches and Staples a Thing of the Past

A Seattle-based startup has developed an innovative “skin closure device” that exhibits the anchoring strength of sutures and staples, but is nearly …

Medicine
Digital Health

House committee passes bill expanding VA telehealth across state lines

The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on Thursday passed a bill to remove restrictions on the ability of VA providers to practice telemedicine …

Telehealth fills void when weather emergencies disrupt normal provider-patient experience

When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Nemours Children’s Health System was eager to help out through its CareConnect virtual care platform. All it …

Hepatitis A Is Surging And Cities Don't Have The Resources To Stop It

An outbreak of hepatitis A tearing through San Diego’s population of homeless people and illicit drug users captured national media attention in September. But it was only one in a series of hepatitis A outbreaks public health officials have seen erupt across the country this year, sending the …

Public Health

Sensoria releases first ‘smart shoe’ with pressure sensors, expands beyond socks and shirts

Sensoria is getting into the high-tech shoe game.<p>The Seattle-area startup today debuted its first-ever running shoe, which retails for $199 and …

Ambulance Service to explore hi-tech virtual reality training

TOOWOOMBA'S paramedics could soon be using virtual reality goggles as part of their training, the Queensland Ambulance Service has revealed.<p>The QAS …

Mixed Reality

Virtual Reality And Its New Role In Alleviating Chronic Health Conditions

People used to say that "taking someone out of themselves" was beneficial to their mental well-being. But now this has a new, highly technological …

Virtual Reality

Big Four banks introducing wearable payment technology

It is a perennial problem of the summer; you head to the beach, towel under the arm.<p>You debate with yourself if you should take your wallet. You …

Wearable Tech

Virtual Reality Makes Real Gains Across Africa

Head a few miles north of the Sandton Convention Center, where more than a thousand producers, broadcasters, and assorted industry execs are …

The potential of blockchain in EHR

A person by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto published a white paper in 2008, introducing bitcoin and applications of the blockchain. The blockchain is …

Chipmaker Qualcomm Bets on Healthcare's Wireless Future

Imagine you're in a futuristic clinic, standing in front of a middle-aged man. One of his arms is outstretched while the other stays limp, giving him …

23andMe Is Digging Through Your Data for a Parkinson's Cure

In 2006, when personal genomics company 23andMe launched from its offices in California, it charged $1,000 for a home spit kit, and its top …

Are drones a legitimate means of transportation in a healthcare environment?

Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are aircraft with no on-board crew or passengers. They have been around ever since the first successful …

Amazon to release Alexa-powered smartglasses, reports say

Unlike Google Glass and Snapchat’s Spectacles, the glasses reportedly won’t feature a camera, instead focusing on linking to Amazon’s voice assistant<p>Amazon is planning to release a pair of Alexa-enabled smartglasses as the latest addition to its range of voice-controlled devices, according to …

Smart Homes

Is Denmark where it’s at for medtech?

<b>The organisers of a Danish healthtech event believe the country is unique as a hub for innovation.</b><p>×<p>Healthcare professionals from more than 30 …

Treating the whole person: Moving from fragmented to integrated care

The concept of integrated care varies from one jurisdiction to another. The WHO states that integrated care places the patient at the center of care …

Top 10 Amazing upcoming technologies that will rule 2018 and beyond

Share82<p>Tweet<p>Share772<p>+18<p>Shares 862<p>The world is changing very rapidly with emerging technology almost every day. Smartphones, cloud computing or …

Machine Learning

goTele Off-Grid Pocket Tracker (video)

A new tracking system has been created which provides real-time tracking and independent GPS whilst off the mobile grid. goTele has been designed by …

Sentara Healthcare, Old Dominion to develop real-world blockchain metrics

Norfolk, Virginia-based Sentara Healthcare and nearby Old Dominion University have teamed up to test the mettle of the blockchain digital ledger tool …

Virtual Consultations With Doctors Speed Up Non-Emergency ER Visits At Area Hospital

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — Have you ever gone to the emergency room for a cut or a sprain, or maybe if you were running a fever? Chances are you waited …

Medical Technology

Xavier University debuts center to advance AI use in healthcare

Xavier University has launched the Xavier Center for Artificial Intelligence, an effort to accelerate the use of artificial intelligence to improve …

Microsoft unveils open source Coco blockchain framework for healthcare, other industries

Microsoft on Thursday announced Coco, an open source framework it said will enable users to build enterprise-class blockchain networks.<p>Mark …

Health Care