The Guardian, via PSFK: https://www.psfk.com/2017/07/could-3d-printing-solve-the-organ-transplant-shortage.html
Fast Company reports on a solar powered lamp developed to help refugees and those in developing nations reliant on kerosene lamps. From the article:
The SolarPuff is a two-ounce, flat-pack solar lamp which quickly expands into a 4.5-inch cube. The lantern can last eight hours and easily recharges with clear sunlight. It provides enough light for refugees or people in impoverished areas to perform tasks at night, without instigating any dangerous fires or needing batteries.
Flypulse is a Swedish start-up using drones equipped with defibrillators to reach heart attack victims faster than ambulances on the ground.
Reuters reports on the successful use of Tilapia skin to treat patients with burns instead of using bandages. From the article:
Researchers in Brazil are experimenting with a new treatment for severe burns using the skin of tilapia fish, an unorthodox procedure they say can ease the pain of victims and cut medical costs.
Via Techcrunch, Disrupt NY 2017:
Via The BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39725588
The BBC features a proposed medical trial using a ‘smart bandage’ to monitor how a patient’s wound is recovering without the need for patient and doctor to meet.
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.”
Via MIT Technology Review: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/604085/treating-addiction-with-an-app/amp/
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.
Via MIT Technology Review
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.”
MIT Technology Review highlights research into diagnosing health conditions ranging fom PTSD to heart disease by analysing the way people speak. From the article:
“Voice samples are a rich source of information about a person’s health, and researchers think subtle vocal cues may indicate underlying medical conditions or gauge disease risk.”