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.
Apps, Artificial intelligence, Community, Data, Drugs, Health, Medicine, Mobiles & Cell phones, Research, Smartphones
AA, Addiction, AI, Alcohol, Apps for good, Drugs, Healthcare, Machine learning, Triggr Health
Apr · 18
Batteries, Chemicals, Computers, Design, Electronics, Energy, Engineering, Power, Safety, Smartphones
Fast-charging batteries, Lithium ion batteries, Safer batteries, Solid-state batteries
Mar · 24
Apps, Health, Medicine, Mobiles & Cell phones, Smartphones, VR, Wearables
Android, Google cardboard, King's College Hospital, MRI scan, VR
Feb · 17
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.”
TechCrunch features a smartphone app – iDentifi – designed to help people with visual impairments identify everyday objects using their smartphone.
SHENDY is an open-source and low-cost arsenic detector being developed by an international group of students. The aim is to create a smartphone connected device that can test whether groundwater is safe to drink based on its arsenic content, which is often at poisonous levels in post-conflict zones and after natural disasters.
Development, Environment, Food & Drink, Health, Medicine, Pollution, Refugees, Safety, Sensors, Smartphones, Water
Arsenic, Clean water, Drinking water, Ground water, Shendy
Oct · 26
Engadget highlights a new smartphone app that can measure haemoglobin levels.
iMore highlights the addition of the UK and Ireland to an asthma study using Apple’s ResearchKit. iMore explains:
“Asthma Health, the ResearchKit-powered asthma study from Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine, is now available for download and use in both the UK and Ireland. One of the initial crop of ResearchKit apps launched in March 2015, Asthma Health tracks symptom patterns and potential triggers, which allows researchers to develop new, more personalized treatments for asthma.”
CO2, Design, Electronics, Engineering, Light, Mobiles & Cell phones, Pollution, Power, Smartphones, Solar charging
Delta V, Innovation, Photovoltaic, Piezoelectric, Triboelectric
Jan · 14
Entrepreneur highlights three technologies that could enhance the features and power of smartphones:
spectrometers – adding health applications such as tests for skin conditions, or monitoring vital signs/heart rate
more accurate gps – allowing better 3d-mapping, improving virtual reality and semi-/autonomous vehicles
gas sensors – to help monitor air quality or detect toxic fumes, explosives or pollutants