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By Laura Lovett 03:23 pm July 30, 2019
The opioid epidemic has devastated the US with soaring rates of overdoses. While the drug Narcan can be used as an antidote for opioid overdoses, if a patient is alone they cannot always administer the medication.  Now researchers from Purdue University are looking to tackle this problem with a wearable system that will release the antidote automatically.  “A lot of time patients who overdoes are...
By Dave Muoio 03:13 pm June 25, 2019
Smart diaper detects UTIs. Purdue University researchers have developed a disposable, urinary tract infection-detecting sensor that is self-powered and can be embedded into diaper. The autonomous sensor activates upon exposure to urine, checks for compounds often associated with the infection and then wirelessly transmits the results to a smartphone if positive. “We have at least two big...

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By Laura Lovett 01:31 pm September 6, 2018
The military is now looking to augmented reality and drones as a new avenue for delivering expert care to patients in war zones.  Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new AR system consisting of an headset and a drone, which aims to let experienced doctors give more junior doctors working in the field instructions.  "The most critical challenge is to provide surgical expertise into...
By Laura Lovett 04:31 pm June 21, 2018
Glucose-monitoring contact lenses have been a continuing area of interest from developers all over the world. Most recently a team of researchers at Purdue University has announced that they have developed a new silicon-based, sensor-carrying contact lens that can monitor glucose levels as well as be used for ocular pain relief and drug delivery.  The group at Purdue said the technology can...
By Laura Lovett 03:43 pm May 16, 2018
Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new system that enables normal smartphones when paired with a phone cradle to detect foodborne pathogens in produce.  “This technology could be used on a farm or in a food processing factory to provide on-the-spot detection,” Euiwon Bae, a senior research scientist in the Purdue School of Mechanical Engineering, who co-developed the technology,...
By Laura Lovett 01:20 pm May 10, 2018
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease can be isolating, but researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University (IUPUI) Indianapolis have developed a Facebook “friendsourcing” app that is designed to help caregivers connect.  The app gives caregivers a support group on Facebook where they can pose emotional and informational questions. Members of the support group can then push those...
By Laura Lovett 03:49 pm February 28, 2018
Being a new parent can be scary—even figuring out a baby’s eating schedule can be tough. But researchers at Purdue University and Purdue Polytechnic Institute have developed a new app that virtually connects breastfeeding mothers to pediatricians and lactation specialists.  The new app, called Lactor, collects data, monitors patients, and provides consultation for moms currently breast feeding. "...
By Brian Dolan 07:05 am April 16, 2012
Purdue University Professor Anand Raghunathan Researchers working at Purdue University and Princeton University have developed a proof-of-concept device, called MedMon, that blocks hackers from hijacking or interfering with wireless medical devices, like pacemakers, insulin pumps, or brain implants. The researchers were motivated to work on the problem after discovering how easy it was for...