FDA continues to clarify the extent to which it will regulate mobile health apps, paving the way for data collection and biometric monitoring apps.
Insulin monitors and pumps are getting better, but a person with diabetes will tell you they’re far from ideal. Potential solutions include one that delivers two hormones to control blood sugar.
Exciting work from Ed Damiano, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University’s College of Engineering. The development of automated, wearable sensors that require minimal maintenance from the patient will undoubtedly be the next frontier of personalized medicine and advanced personal therapeutics.
The results of this most recent study were published in NEJM: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1314474
Beautiful short film by two recent BU alumni.
X-Rays And Lead Vests
The true origin of lead vests.
"Would you like to be able to look up the calorie content of the specific apple you’re eating? You could take it to a lab and run it through a spectrometer, but accurate spectrometers are huge, expensive machines that are often only owned by institutions and require training to use. A new startup, however, wants to make it easy as running an app and pairing a bluetooth dongle.
The SCiO is a handheld device that pairs with a smartphone through Bluetooth LE being developed by Consumer Physics, an Israel-based startup funded by Kholsa Ventures. It’s based on near-infrared spectroscopy, which means it reflects light onto an object, then collects and analyzes the light reflected back.”
Americans die in smaller portions each year, but what kills us is changing.
Really interesting data, very impressive data visualization.
More often than not, video games about illness involve surviving in a post-apocalyptic hellscape filled with zombies, not diseases typically associated with old age. But that’s just what you get…
This is short but quite moving.
Artist David Spriggs uses plates of etched glass to depict x-ray images of scanned airport luggage to explore transparency as the link between vision and power.
(via Visual News)