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Health IT

Image: Real X-ray image (L) next to a synthesized X-ray created by DCGAN. Underneath the X-ray images are the corresponding heatmaps (Photo courtesy of Hojjat Salehinejad/MIMLab).

Synthesized X-Ray Images Help Train AI Programs

A new study describes how computer generated X-rays can be used to augment artificial intelligence (AI) training sets. More...
17 Jul 2018
Image: A new method allows 3D models to be printed directly from the dataset (Photo courtesy of James Weaver).

Bitmap-Based 3D Printed Models Are More Accurate

A new study describes how extremely detailed physical three-dimensional (3D) models can be generated directly from volumetric data stacks. More...
16 Jul 2018
Image: Prototype prosthetic feet on Indian volunteers (Photo courtesy of MIT).

Custom-Designed Prosthetic Foot Mimics Natural Walking

A low-cost passive prosthetic foot can be individually tailored so that the user’s walk is similar to that of an able-bodied gait. More...
11 Jul 2018
Image: Cochlear implant recipients can now control their hearing with the Nucleus Smart App (Photo courtesy of Cochlear).

Smartphone Technology Advances Implanted Hearing Aid Performance

Innovative cochlear implant technology allows people with hearing loss to directly control and monitor their hearing on any compatible iOS or Android smartphone. More...
10 Jul 2018
Image: A semiconducting plastic sensor can monitor metabolites directly (Photo courtesy of KAUST).

Organic Electrochemical Sensor Detects Metabolites Directly

Low-cost sensors made from semiconducting plastic could be used to diagnose and monitor a wide range of health conditions, claims a new study. More...
04 Jul 2018
Image: The HIT-W183/W153 terminals are designed for a wide range of uses within the hospital (Photo courtesy of Advantech).

Advantech Launches Healthcare Infotainment Terminals

Advantech Co., Ltd, a provider of medical computing systems and services, has launched the HIT-W183 and HIT-W153 healthcare infotainment terminals, which are specifically designed for a wide range of hospital applications. More...
20 Jun 2018
Image: The now-withdrawn IBP app claimed to accurately measure blood pressure (Photo courtesy of AuraLife).

Consumer Ratings Do Not Reflect Medical App Accuracy

A new study suggests that positive user reviews, comments, and ratings of popular medical apps do not necessarily mean that they actually work. More...
20 Jun 2018

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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