Health informatics

Seeing double: Using virtual twins to help personalize medicine

Digital twins—virtual doubles of things in the real world—was an idea born in 2002 as a way of looking at the lifespan of products, like space rockets and jet engines, enabling repairs remotely and helping to predict ...

Medical economics

Health dataset seeks to represent all demographic groups

Although big data is revolutionizing health care, its potential has been limited by underrepresentation of vulnerable populations, including marginalized racial and socioeconomic groups that are at higher risk for poor health ...

Cardiology

Smartwatch app found to accurately detect atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) was confirmed in nearly 94% of people who were initially identified to have signs of the heart rhythm disorder by a smartwatch application and who followed up with a clinician, in a study presented ...

Cardiology

AI enables personalized treatment of myocarditis

Myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) is usually caused by viruses, e.g., COVID-19. However, it can also be induced by medication, toxic substances or in the context of a rheumatological disease. Clinical assessment ...

Health informatics

AI to help doctors treat deafness

One out of five patients with hearing loss, severe hearing impairment or who were born deaf, have deformations in the inner ear, and could benefit from having an advanced hearing aid known as a cochlear implant (CI) implanted. ...

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