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Those breast exams women are supposed to regularly give themselves in the shower are no joke. With one in eight women facing breast cancer diagnosis at some point, early detection -- most often in the form of simple self exams -- can be a literal lifesaver. The bra's sensor monitors minute temperature changes to look for areas where blood vessels are growing and feeding tumors.
Good News from Thu, 30 August, 2012: A few months ago, tram passengers in Helsinki noticed something strange.
The National Football League may not be making all the right calls on the field , but an agreement with a Seattle company to improve on-the-field concussion response seems like a step in the right direction for another troublesome issue. X2IMPACT , a privately-funded tech company that develops services to help manage brain injuries in contact sports, entered into an agreement with the NFL on Tuesday to supply its Concussion Management System (CMS) software application for use by certain teams this season. The company also manufactures digital mouthpieces that can record forces of impact felt inside the head and send information to the sidelines, but this agreement solely involves the software itself.
911 is one of those crucial old-world telecommunications services that has adjusted to the mobile era but never embraced it. But if Location Labs has its way, calling 911 from a mobile phone will be a reliable and intelligent experience that is more useful for emergency workers and more reassuring for families.
When William Shakespeare penned the line, "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears ," the famous playwright meant it in the most figurative sense.
The iPad has become a fixture in healthcare that simplifies the lives of doctors and nurses . It turns out that the iPad can improve the quality of care patients receive if it is used as a mechanism to record a patient’s medical history and/or as a way of monitoring that patient’s progress on follow-up visits.
Asimo. The humanoid robot that walks, runs, stands on one leg and even walks up and down stairs (though not always ).
When you hear the term electronic pills, you might be imagining some sort of hardwired chips that you’re supposed to unwillingly ingest.
This is part of a series highlighting notable entries to our 2012 Innovation By Design Awards--Ed.
No, said airline security, you can't take this bottle onboard. It exceeds the 100 milliliter limit; it's forbidden. But wait, said professor Martin Birchall of Bristol University.
THE KEY EVENTS in Claudia Castillo's remarkable story happened a few years ago (and were reported at the time ), but even today, they continue to attract worldwide interest. Robert Krulwich, who writes a science blog called "Krulwich Wonders" for National Public Radio in America, recently wrote a wonderful long piece about Ms Castillo's ordeal .
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing a new kind of software that's able to amplify subtle variations between frames of a video so that you can actually see a person's pulse.
In the increasingly connected world of 2012, WiFi-enabled household gadgetry is becoming more and more common. We have televisions with Internet browsers, refrigerators that offer built-in computers and thermostats you can control remotely.
Just less than a year ago, the Food and Drug Administration released a document that unsettled members of both the healthcare and app development communities: Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff – Mobile Healthcare Apps . In short, it set the stage for federal regulation of healthcare apps, suggesting that some apps — particularly those that diagnose and treat medical conditions — should be subject to rules and regulation akin to those that preface the release of medical devices.
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