Author Archives: uciguy

Get your own H&H at home using a 3D printer

Add a drop of blood to this clear plastic 3D printed device and then link it up with a phone app that uses color scale-based tests to detect anemia. The researchers still have to optimize the device, but the prototype looks promising. Read

Get your own H&H at home using a 3D printer

Add a drop of blood to this clear plastic 3D printed device and then link it up with a phone app that uses color scale-based tests to detect anemia. The researchers still have to optimize the device, but the prototype looks promising. Read

Smart inhaler used to improve medical studies

To follow up on yesterdays post, researchers in New Zealand will be using a smart inhaler that links up to patient mobile devices to ensure that study data is objective. This means that the study will not rely on self-reported levels of

Smart inhaler used to improve medical studies

To follow up on yesterdays post, researchers in New Zealand will be using a smart inhaler that links up to patient mobile devices to ensure that study data is objective. This means that the study will not rely on self-reported levels of

Metered dose inhaler connected to app

A metered dose inhaler that links up with your phone and provides usage data for the patient and healthcare provider. It also utilizes email and text messages to improve adherence. This sounds like it could be useful in those new insulin

Metered dose inhaler connected to app

A metered dose inhaler that links up with your phone and provides usage data for the patient and healthcare provider. It also utilizes email and text messages to improve adherence. This sounds like it could be useful in those new insulin

New direct-to-consumer genome sequencing

Similar to 23andMe, Sure Genomics is now offering genomic analysis on consumer saliva samples. They hope to circumvent the FDA entanglement of their predecessor by having a physician prescription for the test and also by providing genetic counseling. Full Article: https://www.genomeweb.com/molecular-diagnostics/sure-genomics-gets-fda-letter

New direct-to-consumer genome sequencing

Similar to 23andMe, Sure Genomics is now offering genomic analysis on consumer saliva samples. They hope to circumvent the FDA entanglement of their predecessor by having a physician prescription for the test and also by providing genetic counseling. Full Article: https://www.genomeweb.com/molecular-diagnostics/sure-genomics-gets-fda-letter

Can mental health apps be a substitute for therapy?

An interesting article about mental health apps and their impact on access to therapy and quality of therapy. The author also touches on what the apps are best suited for and where they fall short. Full article: http://nymag.com/following/2016/02/are-apps-the-future-of-mental-health-therapy.html

Can mental health apps be a substitute for therapy?

An interesting article about mental health apps and their impact on access to therapy and quality of therapy. The author also touches on what the apps are best suited for and where they fall short. Full article: http://nymag.com/following/2016/02/are-apps-the-future-of-mental-health-therapy.html

A virtual approach to asthma education

Wizdy app helps kids learn about their own asthma by having them take care of a pet asthmatic dragon. How fun and informative, I’d name mine Puff! Full article: http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2016/02/12/harvard-ilab-wizdy-games-for-kids-asthma-and-allergies/

A virtual approach to asthma education

Wizdy app helps kids learn about their own asthma by having them take care of a pet asthmatic dragon. How fun and informative, I’d name mine Puff! Full article: http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2016/02/12/harvard-ilab-wizdy-games-for-kids-asthma-and-allergies/

Consumers take diabetes med tech development into their own hands

Home diabetes hackers! Parents of children with type 1 diabetes have created an open source ‘hack’ for existing continuous glucose monitors. Also, tech savvy diabetes patients innovate to try and produce their own generic insulin.   Read full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/23/health/a-do-it-yourself-revolution-in-diabetes-care.html?_r=0

Consumers take diabetes med tech development into their own hands

Home diabetes hackers! Parents of children with type 1 diabetes have created an open source ‘hack’ for existing continuous glucose monitors. Also, tech savvy diabetes patients innovate to try and produce their own generic insulin.   Read full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/23/health/a-do-it-yourself-revolution-in-diabetes-care.html?_r=0