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By Neil Versel July 6, 2011
Smartphones already have been used to help dress wounds in a disaster situation, remotely diagnose and self-diagnose acute appendicitis, detect melanoma, pinpoint outbreaks of malaria, substitute for microscopes and track heart rhythms. Now, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a method to detect cataracts on a smartphone, significantly lowering two of the...
By Brian Dolan March 24, 2010
Ipplex, the holding company that serves as an umbrella company for iVisit, the video and mobile video company that works closely with the Wound Technology Network, has recently launched a new product, called LookTel for the visually impaired. LookTel, which used to be call SeeScan (see our original coverage from last year here) is an augmented reality scanning service that helps visually impaired...
By Brian Dolan August 22, 2009
Band-Aid-like painless patch with "microneedles": Researchers have designed Band-Aid-like "painless" patches that they hope will one day replace the procedure for getting a shot. The patches are lined with tiny "microneedles" that the researchers believe could change how we manage diabetes as well as a number of other diseases. The patches are supposedly "safer, more effective and less painful,"...