Category: Medical devices

Convergence Science Transforming Biomedicine, MIT Report says

“Convergence science has advanced across many fronts, from nanotechnology to regenerative tissue,” says Nobel Laureate Phil Sharp of MIT. “But the funding allocated for convergence research in biomedical science is small and needs to be expanded. In fact, there is no federal agency with the responsibility to fund convergence in biomedical research.”

Health gizmos for non-geeks: new monitoring devices for staying well

I was blown away when I heard about pill bottle caps that will tell you (or your doctor or your caretakers) if you’ve forgotten to take your meds…a kazoo that measures the chemistry of the air from your lungs…and a telephone that can assess whether you’re depressed–from the tones of your voice. Remote health monitoring gizmos are not for the future: they are now!