Paralyzed Patients Can Now Control Android Tablets With Their Minds

admin/ noiembrie 29, 2018/ tehnologii/ 0 comments

Patient T6 was barely middle-aged when she began losing muscle function. A talented musician with a love for red lipstick, T6 was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, a progressive—and unstoppable—neurodegenerative disorder that eats away at motor neurons that control movement. Speech and swallowing are generally the first to go. In just a few years, T6 was paralyzed and hooked to

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Amazon’s latest healthcare foray is a major step into health informatics

admin/ noiembrie 29, 2018/ tehnologii/ 2 comments

A new software service from the company called Amazon Comprehend Medical uses machine learning and natural language processing to extract relevant medical information from doctors’ notes, clinical trial reports and patient health records. Amazon’s steady march into the healthcare industry has reached a new milestone with the development of HIPAA-eligible machine learning software that can accurately digitize and process medical

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Severely Disabled People Control Tablet Computer via Brain Implant

admin/ noiembrie 28, 2018/ tehnologii/ 1 comments

A team of researchers in the U.S. has given three quadriplegic people the ability to use an off-the-shelf tablet computer with impressive ease. The researchers used a BrainGate2 neural interface that relies on an intracortical electrode array implant to allow direct communication between the brain and the tablet. The high-end system connected to the tablet via good-old Bluetooth so that

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Philips V60 Plus Non-Invasive Ventilator with High Flow Therapy Unveiled

admin/ noiembrie 26, 2018/ tehnologii/ 0 comments

Philips has unveiled and received European CE Mark approval for a new non-invasive ventilator, the V60 Plus, that features high flow therapy. Typically high flow therapy is not available in a non-invasive ventilator, requiring frequent switching in the ICU, slowing delivery of therapy, causing hardship for patients, and eating into clinicians’ time. The Philips V60 Plus overcomes this by allowing fast

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Jeff Bezos Says ‘Amazon Is Not Too Big To Fail.’ He’s Right

admin/ noiembrie 24, 2018/ strategie și management/ 2 comments

Yesterday, CNBC reported that Jeff Bezos, in an all-hands meeting earlier this month, said: „Amazon is not too big to fail…In fact, I predict one day Amazon will fail. Amazon will go bankrupt. If you look at large companies, their lifespans tend to be 30-plus years, not a hundred-plus years.” He was responding to an employee asking if the CEO had learned any lessons after Sears

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Four Blind People Go Home With New Bionic Eyes

admin/ noiembrie 23, 2018/ tehnologii/ 1 comments

  Bionic Vision Technologies, a firm based in Australia, has announced that its bionic eye system has been used to restore a “sense of sight” to four completely blind people suffering from retinitis pigmentosa. The findings from the study, which was performed at Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne, were presented at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College

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Roundup: 12 healthcare algorithms cleared by the FDA

admin/ noiembrie 21, 2018/ tehnologii/ 0 comments

As AI cements its role in healthcare, more and more intelligent software offerings are pursuing 510(k) and De Novo approvals. Every day sees strides across the field of artificial intelligence, and healthcare is just one of the many industries looking to smart automation as a means to reduce burden and improve results. The last year in particular has brought a

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The pharmacy of the future? Personalized pills, 3D printed at home

admin/ noiembrie 15, 2018/ tehnologii/ 0 comments

We need to change how we prescribe drugs, says physician Daniel Kraft: too often, medications are dosed incorrectly, cause toxic side effects or just don’t work. In a talk and concept demo, Kraft shares his vision for a future of personalized medication, unveiling a prototype 3D printer that could design pills that adapt to our individual needs. This talk was

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Google hires a health care CEO to organize its fragmented health initiatives

admin/ noiembrie 14, 2018/ strategie și management/ 0 comments

Across Nest, Google Fit, Google Brain, and more Google has hired Geisinger Health CEO David Feinberg to oversee its many health care initiatives, reporting to AI chief Jeff Dean and working closely with CEO Sundar Pichai to organize Google’s various health-related ventures. Google has been interested in health care for some time; its current efforts are quite fragmented, and they span across

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Cios Spin Mobile 3D C-Arm for Orthopedic Surgery

admin/ noiembrie 9, 2018/ tehnologii/ 0 comments

Siemens Healthineers has unveiled a new mobile C-arm, the Cios Spin, that can provide both 2D and 3D imaging in just about any operating room. Mostly intended for orthopedic procedures, the device allows clinicians that are currently using 2D C-arms to upgrade to 3D capability and see things in a much more intuitive perspective. Positioning implants and driving screws into bones

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