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Artificial intelligence may help reduce gadolinium dose in MRI

Scientists at Stanford are using artificial intelligence to try and decrease the amount of gadolinium given to patients during an MRI. Using a “deep learning algorithm” and data from around 200 patients, the computer was able to approximate the amount

Artificial intelligence may help reduce gadolinium dose in MRI

Scientists at Stanford are using artificial intelligence to try and decrease the amount of gadolinium given to patients during an MRI. Using a “deep learning algorithm” and data from around 200 patients, the computer was able to approximate the amount

Wearable Respiration Sensors Made from Shrinky Dinks

Using the toy “Shrinky Dinks”, engineers from UC Irvine have created a wearable device able to measure a patient’s tidal volume. It uses two sensors from the toy, placed around the abdomen and ribs, that measures the tissue strain between

Wearable Respiration Sensors Made from Shrinky Dinks

Using the toy “Shrinky Dinks”, engineers from UC Irvine have created a wearable device able to measure a patient’s tidal volume. It uses two sensors from the toy, placed around the abdomen and ribs, that measures the tissue strain between

Smart cameras spot when hospital staff don’t wash their hands

A pilot study at two hospitals in Europe used computer algorithms and smart cameras to detect whether hospital personnel were using the sanitizing dispensers. The cameras were effective in detecting those who did not wash their hands. It is now

Smart cameras spot when hospital staff don’t wash their hands

A pilot study at two hospitals in Europe used computer algorithms and smart cameras to detect whether hospital personnel were using the sanitizing dispensers. The cameras were effective in detecting those who did not wash their hands. It is now

Computer knows how much pain you are in by studying your face

Pain, which some people say is the “5th vital sign”, is difficult to objectively measure. Scientists at MIT have created a computer algorithm that is calibrated to a specific patient (age, sex, and skin complexion) and examines facial expressions to

Computer knows how much pain you are in by studying your face

Pain, which some people say is the “5th vital sign”, is difficult to objectively measure. Scientists at MIT have created a computer algorithm that is calibrated to a specific patient (age, sex, and skin complexion) and examines facial expressions to

Hearing implant uses lasers to shoot sound into your ear

Scientists in Switzerland developed hearing implants that use the “optoacoustic effect” to stimulate auditory nerves and help with hearing. The “optoacoustic effect” utilizes infared light pulses to stimulate the nerves, and is thought to work by rapidly heating nerve cells,

Hearing implant uses lasers to shoot sound into your ear

Scientists in Switzerland developed hearing implants that use the “optoacoustic effect” to stimulate auditory nerves and help with hearing. The “optoacoustic effect” utilizes infared light pulses to stimulate the nerves, and is thought to work by rapidly heating nerve cells,

The latest glucose-sensing smart contact lens still has a long way to go

Scientists have created a contact lens fitted with a glucose monitor and continuously lit LED that can monitor blood glucose levels in mice. If the blood glucose get too high (which translates into a certain tear glucose level), the LED

The latest glucose-sensing smart contact lens still has a long way to go

Scientists have created a contact lens fitted with a glucose monitor and continuously lit LED that can monitor blood glucose levels in mice. If the blood glucose get too high (which translates into a certain tear glucose level), the LED

Brain-computer Interface Lets Paralyzed People Control Tablet Devices

A new technology called BrainGate utilizes a brain-computer interface to translate a patient’s brain activity into signals on a computer. By implanting micro-electrodes into the area of the brain that controls hand movement, the interface allows patient’s to control a

Brain-computer Interface Lets Paralyzed People Control Tablet Devices

A new technology called BrainGate utilizes a brain-computer interface to translate a patient’s brain activity into signals on a computer. By implanting micro-electrodes into the area of the brain that controls hand movement, the interface allows patient’s to control a