Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Clinical-grade wearables offer continuous monitoring for COVID-19

Although it might be tempting to rely on your fitness tracker to catch early signs of COVID-19, Northwestern University researchers caution that consumer wearables are not sophisticated enough to monitor the complicated illness.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Patient trial confirms Wearable Artificial Kidney proof of concept

The results of an exploratory clinical trial indicate that a wearable artificial kidney could be developed as a viable, new dialysis technology. Some redesigns would be required to overcome device-related, technical problems ...

Biomedical technology

A wearable sensor to help ALS patients communicate

People with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) suffer from a gradual decline in their ability to control their muscles. As a result, they often lose the ability to speak, making it difficult to communicate with others.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Harnessing biology and technology to develop new depression treatments

New research into the biology of depression, along with new and evolving technologies, provides the basis for developing the next generation of treatments for major depressive disorder (MDD), according to the special January/February ...

Oncology & Cancer

Wearable device slows deadly brain tumors, clinical trial finds

A wearable device that emits low-level electrical fields can slow the progression of glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer, and extend patients' lifespans, a major clinical trial at the University of Virginia School ...

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