Biomedical technology

'Smart shirt' takes a trip to space for science

A technology-packed tank top offers a simple, effective way to track astronauts' vital signs and physiological changes during spaceflight, according to research being presented at the American Physiological Society annual ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

In the race for safer, more reliable fetal monitoring continues

Pregnancy is a major life event for most parents-to-be. Usually pregnancy proceeds without incidents, however, complications can occur. In those cases, fetal monitoring can be lifesaving. Cardiotocography (CTG), the most ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Stable asthma patients and satisfied parents thanks to the Puffer app

Around 1,000 children with asthma are being treated at the Medisch Spectrum Twente. Young asthma patients visit the hospital for their check-ups three times a year on average. But that is a thing of the past at MST. Boony ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Listening to music while driving reduces cardiac stress

Stress while driving is a risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease and sudden cardiac complications such as heart attack (myocardial infarction), according to studies published in recent years. Selecting ...

Health

Preventive health care via app

Demand for apps for preventive health care is growing all the time. Particularly popular are diagnostic assistants that record physiological and fitness data. However, there are data protection concerns with these tools. ...

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