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Medical Robots Born of Disruptive Innovation

Geri Spieler | Posted 04.27.2015 | Science
Geri Spieler

Do you trust a robot to diagnose your ailments? You may not have a choice as medicine moves closer to embracing technology as part of the standard practice of medicine. But don't despair. A medical robot could save your life.

Can Science and Technology Fix a Broken Heart?

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

I asked Dr. Feinberg to help explain the current state of cardiovascular treatment and heart-related biomedical engineering. In an upcoming piece, we'll break down the innovative projects that he has underway at CMU that get to the heart of our problems with heart treatment.

Man With ALS Tells His Wife 'I Love You' For First Time In 15 Years

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.20.2015 | Good News

Don Moir was diagnosed with ALS in March 1995. By May of 1999, according to the video above, the nervous-system disease robbed him of his ability to s...

Women in Business Q&A: Lee Jones, Founder, President, Rebiotix

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.04.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Lee Jones has over 30 years of experience in the medical technology industry in both large and small companies. Most recently she was Chief Administra...

What Ebola Is Teaching Us About Hard Trends

Daniel Burrus | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Daniel Burrus

Deadly and infectious viruses, such as Ebola, are an inevitable and unavoidable fact of nature. In other words, they are examples of a Hard Trend. And...

The Reasons Older Skiers Should Not Be Afraid Of The Slopes

Jon Weisberg | Posted 01.16.2015 | Fifty
Jon Weisberg

Snow enthusiasts who are 50 and older comprise a fast growing segment of the U.S. ski industry. A National Ski Areas Association survey shows that, per capita, skiers 65 and older ski almost twice the number of days as the national average of five.

The Game Changing Innovation In The Fight Against Disease And Deadly Outbreaks

Eduardo Jezierski | Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact
Eduardo Jezierski

The impact of the diagnostic platform that is connected to the internet is powerful for the individual wanting to know their health status in a timely manner, but that impact can be just the tip of the iceberg.

Will Video Chat Destroy the Doctor-Patient Relationship?

Danea Horn | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Danea Horn

Given past blunders, we have a ways to go with the industry as a whole, but I know that it is possible to integrate technology, maybe even video chat, with compassionate care.

E-Cigarette Tech Leads To Some Unlikely Medical Advances

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2014 | Business

By Toni Clarke May 4 (Reuters) - When Noah Minskoff's mother died of lung cancer in 2007, e-cigarettes were just entering the U.S. mar...

3-D Printers Are Saving Babies' Lives One Breath At A Time

The Huffington Post | Nicole Edine | Posted 03.21.2014 | Technology

Breathing is a function that most of us take for granted. Not Natalie Peterson. Her son, Garrett, was born with a weak, soft cartilage in his w...

New Medical Device for Migraine Headaches: Is It Right for You?

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 05.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Cefaly is the first medical device authorized by the FDA for the prevention of migraine type of headaches.

Excitement for Mobile Health Sensors Will Fuel Innovation in Health Care

XPRIZE | Posted 05.14.2014 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Henry Tirri Henry Tirri is the Nokia Executive Vice President and CTO. As the technologies enabling the mobile computing revolution spread beyond...

What a Life-Saving Baby Warmer Taught Me About Technology

Jane Chen | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Jane Chen

Technology alone can't solve massive global problems like infant mortality. However, technology powered by love can.

Where There Is No Doctor

Socheata Poeuv | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Socheata Poeuv

The FDA is going to have catch up with technology, doctors are going to have to practice letting go, the tort system is going to have to be reformed, and patients are going to step up if we're going to solve this health care crisis.

The (Robot) Doctor Will See You Now

AP | By TERENCE CHEA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

CARMICHAEL, Calif. (AP) — The doctor isn't in, but he can still see you now. Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to "beam"...

Telemedicine: An Innovation Whose Time Has Come

Richard H. Carmona, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard H. Carmona, M.D.

Advancing telemedicine is a good step in the right direction which will allow the medical field to fully harness the promise of new and innovative technology no matter where the patient or her doctor are.

Enabling Sensing Devices in Your Hand, Not in the Lab

XPRIZE | Posted 12.09.2013 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Henry Tirri Henry Tirri is the Nokia Executive Vice President and CTO. Access to health care is a fundamental right of people everywhere, and ful...

A Seemingly Insane Idea That Actually Struck Gold

Ben Thomas | Posted 07.26.2013 | TED Weekends
Ben Thomas

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgCould we create completely new senses unlike anything in human experience? What would it be like to experience such senses?

Choosing Wisely, Indeed

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

Culture shifts with regard to medical practice come slowly, but having this collaborative style effort from thought leaders of reputable organizations underscores both the timeliness and urgency of these recommendations.

Scientists Create New Ear With Help Of 3D Printing

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 02.20.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- Printing out body parts? Cornell University researchers showed it's possible by creating a replacement ear using a 3-D printer and injec...

How My iPad Saved a Life: A Personal Story About the Power of Technology

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

It is a marvel of synchronicity that a TV project caused us to reconnect at this crucial time in his life. And not only that, but I now had the medical skills and decades of experience to clearly recognize his potentially-fatal condition as it unfolded before my eyes, thanks to Skype.

How Math Could Improve Life for Nearly 6 Million With Parkinson's

Max Little | Posted 03.27.2013 | TED Weekends
Max Little

2013-01-24-maxlittlepullCurrent symptom tests are done in a clinic. They are expensive, time-consuming, and logistically difficult. Our technology could enable some radical breakthroughs, because voice-based tests can be administered remotely, and patients can do the tests themselves.

The Voice of Reason: (Maybe Not) for Emergency Use Only

Susan Weissman | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan Weissman

Imagine if that tiny print on prescription bottles could be heard instead of squinted at. Voice-guided instructions may indeed be helpful to patients in every age population, with a variety of medical needs.

Health Care Technology at Your Fingertips

Reed Tuckson | Posted 03.11.2013 | Technology
Reed Tuckson

What might surprise people is that the next cutting-edge technologies may not be a smart TV or a tablet -- they are health-related innovations that are already in their hands.

Is Disruptive Health Care Technology an Absurd Idea?

Ting Shih | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Ting Shih

To many, the concept of ClickMedix, to use mobile phones to help a billion people have access to fast, effective, affordable health care, was at first absurd.