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Health Workers

Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring Can Help Health Workers

Worldwide, there are over 3 million stillbirths and approximately 3 million newborn deaths each year, most in low-resource countries. About 2 million of these deaths are due to intrapartum hypoxia. There is a strong association between abnormal fetal heart rate and intrapartum relate deaths, therefore optimal fetal heart rate monitoring can help health workers identify…

Smartphone AI

Earlier Detection Of Diabetic Retinopathy With Smartphone AI

A novel pairing of two technologies may offer a solution for better screening for diabetic retinopathy, a condition that can lead to permanent vision loss if not caught early. At the 2019 annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, researchers at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center reveal that combining…

Lungs For Transplant

Device Helps Doctors Select Lungs For Transplant

The Xvivo Perfusion System has approve by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help doctors determine whether lungs are suitable for transplant, the agency said in a news release.The device can temporarily ventilate; so oxygenate and pump preservation solution through the lungs, allowing a transplant team to conduct a more thorough assessment of lung function.…

Motor Deficits In Children

Wearable Motion Detectors Identify Subtle Motor Deficits In Children

A wristwatch-like motion-tracking device can detect movement problems in children whose impairments may be overlook by doctors and parents, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings, publish April 26 in JAMA Network Open, could help identify children with subtle motor impairments so they can be treat before…

Phone Game

The Mobile Phone Game That Can Detect Alzheimer's Risk

A specially designed mobile phone game can detect people at risk of Alzheimer’s  according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Researchers study gaming data from an app called Sea Hero Quest, which has been download and play by more than 4.3 million people worldwide. The game, create by Deutsche Telekom in partnership…

Health Apps

Mental Health Apps Often Share Data Without Users' Knowledge

Popular smartphone apps for depression and smoking cessation fall short when it comes to informing users of their data sharing and privacy practices, new research shows. In a cross-sectional study of 36 top-ranked apps for depression and smoking cessation available in app stores, 29 (81%) transmit data to services provide by Facebook or Google. But only…

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Can Diagnose PTSD By Analyzing Voices

A specially designed computer program can help diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans by analyzing their voices, a new study finds. Published online April 22 in the journal Depression and Anxiety, the study find that an artificial intelligence tool can distinguish with 89% accuracy between the voices of those with or without PTSD. “Their…

Cattle

Using Edge AI Technology To Observe Behavior Of Cattle

A joint project team led by Tokyo Institute of Technology (hereinafter, “Tokyo Tech”), Shinshu University and Information Services International-Dentsu, Ltd. (hereinafter, “ISID”) develop cattle observing systems equipped with a “Sense and Think Collar” that utilizes state-of-the-art Edge AI technology; so under the supervision of Tokyo Tech’s Center of Innovation (COI) Research Center for the Earth…

Apps Lack Education

Most Diabetes Phone Apps Lack Education, Support Functions

Most diabetes apps miss opportunities to improve care and health outcomes by not providing real-time decision support or situation-specific education on blood glucose self-management, according to a research letter publish in the April 16 issue. There’s an app for pretty much everything these days—reading magazines (Diabetes Forecast has its own!), playing games, even flipping a…

Surgical Navigation

Class They Recall Of Brainlab 3D Surgical Navigation Software

Brainlab has recalled the 3D navigation software used with the company’s Spine & Trauma Navigation System due to the potential for inaccurate information to display that may prevent the surgeon from accurately navigating surgical tools during surgery. These systems are use in orthopedics, ENT, neurology and other surgical specialties. Real-time observations are via MRI, scanner,…

Health Plan

Millions Rush To Join Wild New Health Plan From Jack Ma’s Ant

Billionaire Jack Ma’s Ant Financial has done more than perhaps any company to disrupt China’s gargantuan banking and asset-management industries. Now it’s trying to re-imagine health insurance. Ant’s Xiang Hu Bao, which means mutual protection, has attracted 50 million people since its October inception; also more than five times the population of New York City.…