Posts Tagged ‘medicine‘

Now there’s a way to diagnose HIV with a smartphone – Quartz

Here’s how it works: The “dongle” device takes a prick of blood and tests it to see whether there are a higher-than-normal number of the antibodies that fight HIV and syphilis in the blood. That immune system reaction indicates that the patient is positive, explains Wan Laksanasopin, a biomedical

Internet more valuable to humans than medicine

The Human Potential of the Internet Study revealed that countries with low access to the internet  were significantly more likely to agree that the access to information, education, politics provided by the internet would improve their quality of life, going so far as to say

Google Tests New Telemedicine Service

The online search giant is indeed running a trial within its Helpouts service offering users a chance to discuss medical issues with live doctors via online video, as Engadget first reported…There are some clear advantages to getting counseling on demand and within the comfort of one’s home, particularly for simpler medical

Big Data Changes How We Get Well

A recent McKinsey & Company report traced the expansion of computer-based information systems, and the electronic medical records they create, in both the physician’s office and the hospital. More than 50% of doctor’s offices now handle patient records electronically. Nearly 75% of hospitals do so

treehugger: 3D printing skin. Yep, skin. 10 ways 3D printers are advancing science

Envisioning the future of health technology

A look at the future of healthcare and what it the technological advances may mean for your health. futurist-foresight: Healthcare: Another great visualization by Michell Zappa examining the future of healthcare and health technology: (Click on the graphic to enlarge)

We’re moving to this integration of biomedicine, information technology, wireless and mobile now — an era of digital medicine. Even my stethoscope is now digital. And of course, there’s an app for that. Daniel Kraft

cecilialiao: Wireless chips swim through your veins will revolutionalise medical technology. Stanford electrical engineers have created a tiny wireless chip, driven by magnetic currents, that’s small enough to travel inside the human body. They hope it will someday be used for a wide range of