ADHD normally takes six to nine months to diagnose, and that process alone can cost patients thousands of dollars.
The reVIVE tool is composed of three different tests that gauge the user’s motor skills, sustained concentration and reaction time. Users are asked to perform tasks like navigating a maze, touching colored objects as they light up certain colors and standing still within a defined space. The team created a scoring system to measure a user’s performance that will allow medical professionals to gain a clearer picture of their situation within minutes.
Engadget reports that a “team of researchers from the University of Nottingham in the UK have developed a machine-learning algorithm that can predict your likelihood of having a heart attack or stroke as well as any doctor.”
For the first time in 8 years a man paralyzed from the neck down has been able to move his right arm thanks to a neuroprosthetic brain implant. This allows him to control his right hand through thoughts that are transmitted to electrodes embedded in his hand.
Kurzweil AI reports on the development of a smart patch that monitors blood glucose levels of people with diabetes and delivers insulin via microneedles when needed. From the article:
A team of scientists has invented a replacement for daily glucose-level finger-pricking and insulin shots: a painless “smart” patch that monitors blood glucose and releases insulin when levels climb too high.”
Futurity reports on what could be an important milestone in stopping the spread of dengue fever, which affects nearly 100-million people each year as well as killing around 20,000: researchers have bred mosquitoes in the lab that are resistant to the virus.
Stanford University researchers have developed a vastly lower-cost alternative to traditional centrifuges. For approximately 20 cents (rather than hundreds or thousands of dollars, and without the need for power), a paper device could allow health workers in the field, in remote areas without power, or after natural disasters do on the spot testing for diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and HIV.