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Heart rate monitor headphones!

Gift idea for the exercise enthusiast on your list!  These headphones use an optical light emitter and sensor to detect variable blood flow through the ear of the skin to determine heart rate and calculate VO2 max.  The headphones also

Heart rate monitor headphones!

Gift idea for the exercise enthusiast on your list!  These headphones use an optical light emitter and sensor to detect variable blood flow through the ear of the skin to determine heart rate and calculate VO2 max.  The headphones also

Instant language translation with just an earpiece and an app

For those of us who have tried, but have not quite perfected our medical Spanish, we rely on live interpreters or the assistance of apps such as Google Translate to communicate with our patients.  A live interpreter is the ideal,

Instant language translation with just an earpiece and an app

For those of us who have tried, but have not quite perfected our medical Spanish, we rely on live interpreters or the assistance of apps such as Google Translate to communicate with our patients.  A live interpreter is the ideal,

Detecting drug allergies before they occur?

Having recently completed a rotation on the Allergy and Immunology service I was interested in learning about a new device designed to detect in vitro allergic reactions to beta-lactam antibiotics.  While this device is able to deliver cheaper and faster

Detecting drug allergies before they occur?

Having recently completed a rotation on the Allergy and Immunology service I was interested in learning about a new device designed to detect in vitro allergic reactions to beta-lactam antibiotics.  While this device is able to deliver cheaper and faster

MOCACuff – at home BP monitor + Mobile App

MOCACuff is a wireless, blood pressure monitor equipped with LCD screen to make measuring blood pressure at home more convenient.  The display shows your BP reading but also indicates what AHA category the BP is in using a green through

MOCACuff – at home BP monitor + Mobile App

MOCACuff is a wireless, blood pressure monitor equipped with LCD screen to make measuring blood pressure at home more convenient.  The display shows your BP reading but also indicates what AHA category the BP is in using a green through

Use smart phone to detect hemoglobin levels

Researchers at University of Washington have developed an app that can estimate hemoglobin levels using a standard smartphone.  HemaApp has a pretty good (69%) accuracy using the built in camera and light, but it’s accuracy improved to greater than 80%

Use smart phone to detect hemoglobin levels

Researchers at University of Washington have developed an app that can estimate hemoglobin levels using a standard smartphone.  HemaApp has a pretty good (69%) accuracy using the built in camera and light, but it’s accuracy improved to greater than 80%

Nanoparticle “barcode” helps doctors personalize cancer treatment

Researchers in Israel have created a system for determining whether a treatment is appropriately targeting cancer cells long before clinical effects or changes in tumor size can be detected.  Cancer drugs are delivered via nanoparticles attached with strands of synthetic

Nanoparticle “barcode” helps doctors personalize cancer treatment

Researchers in Israel have created a system for determining whether a treatment is appropriately targeting cancer cells long before clinical effects or changes in tumor size can be detected.  Cancer drugs are delivered via nanoparticles attached with strands of synthetic