Google has announced the launch of the Google Pixel Watch, which has been integrated with the health and fitness portfolio of Fitbit. The device uses machine learning to monitor heart rate once every second, checks breathing rate, provides sleeping insights and spots signs of atrial fibrillation (AFib).
Researchers are exploring strategies to identify when AI suggests a solution for clinical decision-making that is not effective in practice.
High confidence sensor accuracy extends surgeons’ navigation of devices used in minimally invasive procedures.
A small sponge called the SymphNode, which can carry cancer drugs and be implanted next to a tumor, has been developed by researchers at UCLA. The device has been tested in mice models with melanoma and breast cancer and achieved reduced tumor size in 100% of treated melanoma subjects and 80% breast cancer subjects.
In this medical malpractice case, the plaintiffs claimed the defendants’ negligence led to a child suffering a brain injury. They retained two obstetricians to opine on the standard of care for nurses.
The story of how Mieczyslaw “Michel” Mirowski ended up in America where he conceived the idea of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is almost as incredible as the invention itself.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have created a 3D-printed gelatin robot powered by temperature that they say could replace intravenous injections and pills to carry medicine directly to infections, blood clots or tumors and bypass healthy tissue, according to a study published in Science Robotics. “Our study shows how the manipulation of shape, dimensions and patterning of gels can tune morphology to embody a kind of intelligence for locomotion,” says Study Author David Gracias
Young people experiencing suicidal thoughts may not notice worsening symptoms, which drove researchers at Oregon Health and Science University to partner with Analog Devices to develop a smartwatch that would serve as an early detector. The watch will collect data such as heart rate variability, which has been shown to correlate with suicidal thoughts in teenagers, and users and their parents will document stressors, among other measures, to see if a biometric signal can indicate suicide risk.
A point risk score prediction model that can identify an individual’s risk of developing dementia at 13 years has been developed by researchers in China using diagnostic study data involving 444,695 individuals in the UK. The tool was able to determine 13-year risk for dementia with almost 100% accuracy for both men and women.