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Now Hear This! Bionic Ear Printed By Princeton Researchers

Nanoparticles, 3D-printing, and human cyborgs – are these the plot elements for the next Star Wars movie? No, actually they are at the heart of research being done at Princeton University on creating artificial body parts. The team’s latest effort focused on recreating the human ear. The central challenge in building truly useful cyborg replacement organs is to merge the …

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Smart Clothes Power AnyWear Health

As momentum builds around “Anywhere Health Phones” – a trend that we’ve been tracking closely – a potentially even more disruptive technology is gaining traction. Led by innovative companies such as mc10, wearable embedded electronics promise to dramatically change how we monitor, track and interact with medical data. This “AnyWear” tracking technology, once reserved for astronauts, soldiers, and elite athletes, …

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Anywhere Neuroradiology: Stroke Diagnosis on Your Smartphone

A recent study conducted by the Mayo Clinic found that Resolution MD’s Neuroradiology app was effective for the remote diagnosis of stroke. The study essentially found that physicians on their smartphone were able to match the diagnostic accuracy and reliability of physicians using traditional desktop systems. “CT head interpretations of telestroke network patients by vascular neurologists using ResolutionMD on smartphones …

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Something Truly New In Healthcare: WellnessFX

It’s not often that you find a health system that actually makes sense. WellnessFX appears to be one of those rare approaches to healthcare that promises to deliver a significant change in the way individuals understand and manage their health. WellnessFX Baseline is their foundational service, which includes double the diagnostics of the typical physical as well as personalized care …

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Mango Health CEO Interview: Driving Compliance via Mobile

Mango Health is a startup that is focused on improving patient compliance by leveraging mobile gaming technology. Using numerous insights gained from social gaming, the team aims to provide ongoing incentives to help patients stay the course with their particular treatment regimens. Jason Oberfest, Mango Health CEO and former executive of gaming network Ngmoco, believes that with the right incentives, …

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Smartphone As Health Coach and Guardian Angel

Ambient mobile technologies with persistent sensing are on the threshold of dramatically changing healthcare, especially in emergency response situations. As shown in this provocative demo by Alohar Mobile, location aware apps will be able to summon ambulances, track Alzheimer’s patients, and even detect if the phone (and the person with the phone) has been in a car crash. Relying on …

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Grandma’s Shoe Is Calling Again – Aetrex GPS Shoes

Aetrex – a leader in comfort and wellness footwear products, has partnered with GTX Technologies to create a breakthrough GPS shoe. Targeted for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, these shoes continuously monitor a patients’ location, and caregivers receive notification when they have wandered off beyond a pre-set distance. These alerts also contain a direct link to a Google map that plots …

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Healthcare Goes Shopping -Mayo Clinic & Mall of America

Underscoring the trend of healthcare moving out of traditional hospital settings, Mayo Clinic has partnered with the Mall of America to prototype a new mall-based health clinic. “The concepts for ‘Create Your Mayo Clinic Health Experience’ are based on extensive interaction with individuals. We know that health permeates virtually all aspects of our lives — how we eat, socialize, care …