Darja Wendel

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Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge | Open Call for Submissions in Third Annual Design Challenge “Using Happiness to Optimize Longevity”

Open Call for Submissions in Third Annual Design Challenge “Using Happiness to Optimize Longevity”<p>/in Updates /by<p><b>Over $50,000 in Prizes, Mentorship &</b> …

Five Considerations For Wearable Devices In Clinical Trials

Craig Lipset leads Pfizer’s clinical innovation department for worldwide R&D, and in his role he helps shape new practices for clinical development …

What iPhone Data Can Teach Doctors About Autism, Epilepsy And More

There's an app for everything these days.<p>Apple’s ResearchKit, an app initiative that enables scientists to (consensually!) gather data from iPhone users and use them in clinical research studies, has added three new research projects to its roster.<p>Despite some initial skepticism about personal data …

Autism

How To Train Your Human: Designing For Healthier Habits

Meet Joe. He’s in his mid 30s and has two kids. Trying to watch his waistline, he decides he wants to lose 20 pounds. He buys the latest in wearables and the best in fitness apps to track his food and exercise. He tracks religiously for the first week and manages to lose a few pounds.<p>But by week …

Intelligent Dressing Glows When Wounds Are Infected

When we experience a wound, it's not just the torn tissue we have to worry about. Patients can go on to develop infections, potentially leaving them …

Engineering lifesaving care for premature refugee babies

The second in our series on how STEM can help to relieve humanitarian crises focuses on James Roberts, inventor of the inflatable incubator<p>Tuesday was World Prematurity Day. According to the World Health Organisation, more than a million babies a year die of complications arising from premature …

Flexible Skin Sensor to Measure Blood Flow

The Rogers Research Group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have expanded on their flexible skin sensor technology to measure blood …

Nanotech

Where is compassionate end-of-life care for the elderly patient?

732 Shares<p>When my 82-year-old uncle had a heart attack in the kitchen of his home, I was on the next plane to the East Coast. No one knew how long …

Better Healing from Better Hospital Design

Bright, beautiful lobbies featuring an atrium filled with local flora. Rooms with big windows and access to outdoor gardens. Dining options served up by one of the top chefs in the world.<p>Innovative new hospital designs have changed patients’ experiences and expectations of what a hospital should …

We asked industry experts what the 'Uber of healthcare' would be — here's how they responded

At JPMorgan's annual healthcare conference this month, Business Insider had the chance to sit down with industry leaders and ask them what could disrupt healthcare in the same way.<p>In as varied areas as gene therapy and robotics, these are their predictions:<p>The difference between healthcare and …

Genetics

To Ease Pain, Reach For Your Playlist

We all know that listening to music can soothe emotional pain, but Taylor Swift, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys can also ease physical pain, according to a study of children and teenagers who had major surgery.<p>The analgesic effects of music are well known, but most of the studies have been done with adults …

Alicia Keys