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Image: Human voice features could help identify heart disease (Photo courtesy of Beyond Verbal).

Voice Feature Analysis May Predict Incipient Heart Disease

A new study suggests a strong correlation between some voice characteristics and the presence of coronary artery disease (CAD). More...
30 Nov 2016
Image: The AliveCor mobile ECG recorder (Photo courtesy of AliveCor).

Medical-Grade Mobile App Manages Stroke Risk Factors

A novel Smartphone app combines electrocardiogram (ECG), body weight, and blood pressure data to improve overall heart health and lower the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). More...
29 Nov 2016
Image: The ALLie 360-degree video camera (Photo courtesy of ALLie).

Video Camera Streams Surgery Using Virtual Reality

A novel 360-degree video camera was used to stream bariatric surgery to hundreds of viewers using virtual reality (VR) headsets. More...
11 Nov 2016
Image: Close up of 3D printer printing heart-on-a-chip MPD (Photo courtesy of Harvard University).

3D-Printing Technique Fabricates Microphysiological Devices

Multi-material three-dimensional (3D) printing may one day be used to design organs-on-chips that match the properties of a specific disease, or even an individual patient’s cells. More...
09 Nov 2016
Image: A wearable alcohol detection patch can prevent dangerous drunk driving (Photo courtesy of NIBIB).

Wearable Tattoo Detects Alcohol Levels in Human Sweat

A new study describes a novel biosensing patch that can detect alcohol in induced perspiration and send the information to a smartphone in just 8 minutes. More...
03 Nov 2016
Image: A hand-held wireless single lead heart monitor (ECG) and smartphone app could be used to test for potentially fatal atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a new study (Photo courtesy of Princess Margaret Hospital).

Smartphone App Helps Screen Populations for Atrial Fibrillation

Researchers at Princess Margaret Hospital conducted a study involving 13,122 Hong Kong citizens who consented and voluntarily participated in a territory-wide AF screening program between May 1, 2014, and April 30, 2015. The purpose of the study was to assess the feasibility of community screening using a smartphone-based wireless single-lead ECG (SL-ECG) and to generate epidemiological data on the prevalence and risk factors of AF in Hong Kong. More...
03 Nov 2016
Image: Soft robots can be spatially manipulated using air pressure (Photo courtesy of EPFL).

Soft Robotics Mimic Human Muscle Function

Innovative reconfigurable robots powered by muscle-like actuators could be used in assistive wearable devices for physical rehabilitation. More...
27 Oct 2016


The Health IT channel of HospiMedica informs about healthcare information technology for hospitals, clinics, and private practice. Among the subjects covered are electronic medical record environments, document management, HIS, RIS, PACS, LIM, and others.
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