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Necklace sensor could be early warning system for heart failure

A startup called Perminova is developing a necklace for clinical use that can track a number of vital signs including thoracic fluid levels, an early …

Medical Technology

Virtual Surgery: The Operating Room Goes High-Tech

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Google Glass in the operating room at Ohio State University; orthopedic surgeon transmits live video of knee surgery (video)

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- An orthopedic surgeon at Ohio State University recently used Google Glass, the wearable computer with a head-mounted display, to …

'OK Glass, Save A Life.' The Application Of Google Glass In Sudden Cardiac Death

Google Glass has made its way into healthcare. Its use in the operating room and in medical education has been profiled here. Yet the magic of Glass will be found in the applications that can make this “technology” into real-world solutions for health and medicine. It’s a bit like the smart phone …

A Google Glass App For Doctors To Stream Video Of Patients To Consult Other Doctors

Beam, a secure Google Glass platform that allows health care providers to share images, text, video and location, was developed by Siddiqui and her …

Ambulance drone ‘could save hundreds’

“Around 800,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest in the European Union every year and only 8 per cent survive,” Momont, 23, said at the TU Delft …

Wristband detects and alerts for seizures, monitors stress

People with epilepsy suffer from recurrent, unprovoked seizures that can cause injury and even death from “sudden unexpected death in epilepsy” …

The Rise of Consumer Health Wearables: Promises and Barriers

by Lukasz Piwek, David A. Ellis, Sally Andrews, Adam JoinsonLukasz Piwek and colleagues consider whether wearable technology can become a valuable …

Phone app to help spot Parkinson's disease symptoms

Analysing data collected on our mobile phones could give insights into our health.<p>Up to 10 million people around the world are living with Parkinson's disease, which causes symptoms such as a shuffling walk and tremor in the hands.<p>But researchers in the UK hope that a phone app, which records a …

10 Medical Wearables To Improve Your Life In 2016

10 Medical Wearables To Improve Your Life In 2016. Most media and research institutions illustrate the digital health as one of the most lucrative …

Could Your Phone Know More About Your Health Than Your Doctor?

For years, people have been using the Internet as a tool to learn more about their personal health. Whether it is a local blog or the all-knowing …

Are fitbands the future of genetic research?

<b>Data from personal bio-monitoring devices such as fitbands and smart watches, when combined with genetic information, could be a powerful tool in medical research. But what will all this tell us about ourselves. Science writer Kat Arney finds out.</b><p>Thanks to advances in DNA sequencing technology, …

First-of-Its-Kind Wearable Sweat Sensor Monitors Your Perspiration

There's valuable information in your sweat.<p>There's no shortage of wearable gadgets designed to help you monitor your fitness, but scientists say …