According to the World Health Organization, every third adult suffers from hypertension—that is 1.5 billion adults worldwide. Hypertension can lead to severe complications, such as stroke and heart failure – resulting in 7.5 million premature deaths worldwide each year. Together with patients’ associations and global-health managers, professionals agree on the fact that only a blood pressure measurement that is comfortable (cuffless) and continuous (beat-to-beat, including during the night) will empower the real fight against the silent killer.
Work is already underway to bring blockchain technology to the healthcare industry, and hospital administrators are trying to figure out what it can do for them, their clinicians, and their patients. That includes administrators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a leading academic medical center located in Boston. We interviewed the medical center’s chief information officer (CIO), John D. Halamka, M.D.
A special Pulse on Stage event exploring the potential of artificial intelligence to transform modern healthcare was hosted at EMBC18.
Soft robotics proliferate—along with their sources of inspiration.
Practical and ethical implications of putting AI and robotics to work for patients.
A blockchain revolution sweeps into health care, offering the possibility for a much-needed data solution.
New resources are allowing us to learn, experiment, and create imaginative solutions for biomedical applications.
Gene editing and CRISPR typically target disease-causing mutated genes by eliminating the bad gene altogether.
Menopause may hold a key to understanding the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
From smart inhalers to injections to wearables, researchers are finding new ways to improve asthma treatment.