Apple Watch Series 4 ECG Feature Was Almost Not Announced

One of the key features of the new Apple Watch Series 4 is the built-in ECG monitoring tool. According to Apple’s announcement, they claim that they were given a De Novo classification by the FDA for the feature, which allowed them to announce it at the event. However it seems that they almost couldn’t.


Riding On Some Roller-Coasters Good For Removing Kidney Stones

Riding on roller-coasters can be fun and according to some U.S. researchers, also an effective way of getting rid of kidney stones. The conclusion of this research has won the team of researchers the Ig Nobel Prize for Medicine. That’s not a real award, though, the Ig Nobels are actually spoof prizes that are published in the Annals of Improbable Research. The research is completely real, though.


Robot Ducks Will Help Comfort Kids With Cancer

Trying to grasp the concept and come to terms that one might have cancer can be difficult, even as an adult. So you can imagine how confusing and scary it must be for young children who might not understand why this is happening to them. This is why some hospitals try to employ clowns and other professionals whose jobs are to help comfort sick kids.


Seismic’s Powered Clothing Could Be What We Will Be Wearing In The Future

Recently at IFA 2018, LG took the wraps off its CLOi SuitBot which is an exoskeleton designed to help provide mobility and strength to its wearer. Exoskeletons aren’t exactly new and we have seen how some of them are used in factories to help workers lift heavy objects, and also in the medical field in which it helps patients improve their mobility.


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ReSound LiNX Quattro Hearing Aid Announced

#IFA18 – Hearing aids have come a long way since they were first introduced back in the day. For those who have need of such devices, GN has announced the launch of the ReSound LINX Quattro, which according to the company is the “world’s first Premium-Plus” hearing aid solution, and is apparently preferred 95% of the time of music listening.


Apple Patents Non-Invasive Glucose Monitoring Tech

Our smartwatches and fitness trackers have revealed certain data about ourselves that we might not have previously known, thanks to its built-in sensors like the heart rate monitor. Naturally the functionality of such devices is expected to expand in the future, and last we heard, Apple had plans to introduce non-invasive glucose monitoring to the Apple Watch.


Facebook & NYU Researchers Want To Use AI To Speed Up MRI Scans

We’ve all seen it on TV or in movies, where sometimes when a character needs to undergo an MRI scan, they get a bit worried namely because these MRI machines can be loud and also confined, which is of course not doing anyone with claustrophobia any favors. However researchers from Facebook and NYU’s School of Medicine want to help improve on that.


Researchers Develop AI That Can Help Make Cancer Treatment Less Toxic

Glioblastoma is the most aggressive form of brain cancer with a prognosis of no more than five years in adults. However its treatment is also just as aggressive in which doctors general administer the maximum drug dose (that falls within safety levels) to try and shrink the tumor as much as possible. As you might expect, this does have some pretty bad side effects.


Scientists Successfully Transplant Lab-Grown Lungs Into Pigs

Thanks to medical technology that has helped lead to the development of organ transplants, this has resulted in many lives being saved, where organs such as hearts, lungs, livers, and kidneys have over the years been successfully transplanted from one person to the other. However the problem with transplants is that you need to find a donor that matches you.


Google Glass Can Help Kids With Autism

In recent times we’ve started to realize how wearables have the potential to help with certain medical conditions. For example recently it was discovered that over in China, the use of virtual reality could potentially help gauge how well drug addicts are recovering in rehab. Now it looks like another wearable in the form of Google Glass can also help kids with autism.


Apple Watch Alerts Man To Elevated Heart Rate, Saves His Life

Thanks to the Apple Watch’s built-in heart rate sensor, it can pick up on the wearer’s heart rate which comes in handy when you’re working out. It also comes in handy in some situations where it can notify the wearer of an elevated heart rate which could signal a very serious health problem.


China Uses VR To Gauge Success Of Drug Rehab Patients

Virtual reality has all kinds of uses, such as for gaming, entertainment, and can also be used to treat phobias. Now it seems that over in China, a new pilot program has been launched where drug rehab centers are testing out how using VR could potentially be used to gauge how well a patient’s drug rehab program is going.


Smart Prosthetic Ankle Can Adapt To Uneven Grounds

One of the disadvantages to most prosthetics is that they’re rather stiff in nature. For example while on the surface people with prosthetic legs look the same, when they walk it is usually a dead giveaway. However a company by the name of Vanderbilt has built a prosthetic leg that comes with a “smart” ankle that will allow it to adapt to uneven ground.


FDA Approves First Implantable Continuous Glucose Monitoring Sensor

Having streamlined its regulations for digital devices about a year ago, the FDA has now approved a continuous glucose monitoring sensor that can be implanted into the patient’s body. This continuous glucose monitoring system called Eversense transmits data from a sensor implanted into the patient to a paired mobile app which lets users see their glucose levels on their mobile device. This is the first sensor of its kind that […]