Rebeca Monroy Tacy

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'The Coolest Thing Ever': How A Robotic Arm Changed 4 Lives

Three engineering undergrads at Rice University gave a teenager with a rare genetic disease something he'd always wished for: the ability to turn off the light in his room.<p>It may not seem like much, but for 17-year-old Dee Faught, it represents a new kind of independence.<p>Dee can't operate a light …

Henry Evans and Chad Jenkins: Meet the robots for humanity

RT @troberts2000: Using iPad to tape each other in lab doing skills Allowing for a study guide & self evaluation #ucicon @chjedwards http://t.co/rjjd94JMjV

Why More Patients Should Blog About Illness And Death

I entered the world of illness blogs for the first time when I learned through Facebook that a friend from middle school passed away last Friday from acute myeloid leukemia. In the three months between his diagnosis and his death, the friend, whom I'll call Tom, blogged beautifully and intimately …

High-tech products to improve your health

People use wireless technology to communicate, game and entertain. USC's Center for Body Computing asks why not use that same tech to get fit or manage a health condition? At the center's annual conference, innovators presented ways in which health technology merges with social media, …

3 obstacles in the way of telehealth benefits

Along with new opportunities for providers, telehealth also creates some new risks and challenges.<p>Telehealth systems allow doctors in one location to …

Digital Health

FDA Issues Long-Awaited Final Guidance on Mobile Medical Applications

Agency expands enforcement discretion, focusing its oversight on a discrete subset of mobile apps that present the greatest risk to patients.<p>On …

Telehealth roundup: Gadgets, chairs, apps, and video chats

October 17, 2013 - The options for telehealth continue to expand as providers seek ways to cut down on time, engage patients, and keep sniffles and …

Coordinated Telehealth for the Affordable Care Act

As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) takes effect, new regulations and policies will alter the face of American healthcare, but there is no guarantee that the system will respond appropriately. In fact, if we continue with business as usual in the face of this new opportunity, then we will surely drive …