Posts Tagged ‘healthcare and medical technology’

How #smartphones are transforming personal #healthcare – an annotated infographic

January 18, 2017


More than 1.2 million people living in London are to be offered medical diagnosis using Babylon – an “artificial intelligence” (AI) app which gives patients access to a virtual health service in their pocket.

Babylon’s AI doctor is just one of the powerful tools that have transformed smartphones into mobile medical clinics.

In 2016 the US Food and Drug Administration approved 36 smartphone apps and devices. Now, smartphones are being used to perform ultrasound scans, measure heart rhythm, blood pressure and glucose levels, and execute an array of lab tests from liver and kidney function to identifying communicable diseases and even analysing DNA sequences.

E&T magazine was at CES 2017 at the start of the year – read our report on the latest healthcare technology.

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Inflatable incubator could help cut #refugees infant mortality – an annotated infographic

November 7, 2014

Here are the numbers. Every year, approximately 150,000 babies are born in refugee camps. Every year, approximately 27,500 of these are likely to die, due to a lack of sufficient incubation.

A desire to arrest this horrifying statistic in places already war-torn and unstable is behind this prototype inflatable incubator.

MOM is a cheap, electronically controlled device designed to save premature babies by providing a safe space for them to be placed in while they recover and grow.

MOM has won the 2014 James Dyson Award.

MOM, the inflatable premature baby incubator

MOM, the inflatable premature baby incubator