#DRIL Reunion at #AAPM14 in Austin, TX.
PHD Comics: That Moment.
Examples of Mobile Apps For Which the FDA Will Exercise Enforcement Discretion -
FDA continues to clarify the extent to which it will regulate mobile health apps, paving the way for data collection and biometric monitoring apps.
Father Devises A 'Bionic Pancreas' To Help Son With Diabetes -
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
The true origin of lead vests.
Pair this tech with a “smart fork" or tooth sensors and we’ll be on our way to measuring all of our food habits, which will provide some seriously awesome health data.
"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.”
(via Consumer Physics’ $150 smartphone spectrometer can tell the number of calories in your food — Tech News and Analysis)
How Americans Die -
Americans die in smaller portions each year, but what kills us is changing.
Really interesting data, very impressive data visualization.
Alzheimers awareness takes the form of 'Alz': a haunting stroll among pixels -
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.