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Feb 27, 2021

Wearable, All-in-One Health Monitor: New Skin Patch Continuously Tracks Cardiovascular Signals and Biochemical Levels

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, chemistry, engineering, health, wearables

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a soft, stretchy skin patch that can be worn on the neck to continuously track blood pressure and heart rate while measuring the wearer’s levels of glucose as well as lactate, alcohol, or caffeine. It is the first wearable device that monitors cardiovascular signals and multiple biochemical levels in the human body at the same time.

“This type of wearable would be very helpful for people with underlying medical conditions to monitor their own health on a regular basis,” said Lu Yin, a nanoengineering Ph.D. student at UC San Diego and co-first author of the study published on February 152021, in Nature Biomedical Engineering. “It would also serve as a great tool for remote patient monitoring, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic when people are minimizing in-person visits to the clinic.”

Such a device could benefit individuals managing high blood pressure and diabetes — individuals who are also at high risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19. It could also be used to detect the onset of sepsis, which is characterized by a sudden drop in blood pressure accompanied by a rapid rise in lactate level.

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Feb 24, 2021

Would You Cycle For An Hour Every Day If It Powered Your Home For 24 Hours?

Posted by in categories: energy, health

People often complain about both the high cost of energy and the fact that “they don’t have time to exercise.” This invention certainly solves both problems.

Feb 24, 2021

New stretchable skin uses electronics to monitor your health

Posted by in categories: electronics, health

Feb 24, 2021

Medical Diagnosis Software With Just A Smart Phone — The Future Is Arriving

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, mobile phones, privacy, robotics/AI, wearables

Monitoring your vital signs is becoming easier and easier these days, critical if you want to keep track of your general health and well being, and incredibly useful if you want to see how a life style, or dietary, change is playing out. In this video I look at two new companies that are utilising mobile phones to measure a whole raft of biometric data, simply and easily, and clinically tested to deliver medical-grade accuracy. And these are just first generation versions, who knows where this will take us, and what we will be able to monitor quickly and easily in the next few years.


Medical Diagnosis Software With Just A Smart PhoneIn the near future, your phone or a wearable of some description, will constantly be able to monitor all your health signs continuously ready to alert you to any worrying signs, and what they can do today is just the beginning of where we are heading.

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Feb 22, 2021

Mike Wang — Johns Hopkins — Hallucinogens, NeuroImmunology And The Microbiome In Mental Healthcare

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, health, neuroscience

Hallucinogens, neuro-immunology and the microbiome — convergent approaches in mental healthcare — mike wang, johns hopkins university.


Mike Wang, is a neuro-psychiatric researcher and adjunct teaching faculty in neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

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Feb 21, 2021

Meet the Latest ‘Super Plant’ to Fight Air Pollution

Posted by in categories: health, sustainability

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Planting greenery is often touted as one solution to the threat of air pollution, but which species are the most effective against this major public health hazard? Researchers at the Royal Horticultural Society in the UK set out to answer that question and in the process discovered a “super plant,” Franchet’s cotoneaster, or Cotoneaster franchetii.

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Feb 21, 2021

IBM’s Retreat From Watson Highlights Broader AI Struggles in Health

Posted by in categories: business, health, robotics/AI

IBM spent several billion dollars on acquisitions to build up Watson. Former senior IBM executive John Kelly once touted the initiative as a “bet the ranch” move. It didn’t live up to the hype. Watson Health has struggled for market share in the U.S. and abroad and currently isn’t profitable.


The decision to put its flagship Watson Health business up for sale underscores the wider challenge tech companies face in healthcare.

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Feb 19, 2021

Dr. Hassan Tetteh, MD, Health Mission Chief, Dept. of Defense, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, ethics, government, health, military, policy, robotics/AI

Dr. Hassan A. Tetteh, MD, is the Health Mission Chief, at the Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, serving to advance the objectives of the DoD AI Strategy, and improve war fighter healthcare and readiness with artificial intelligence implementations.

Dr. Tetteh is also an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, adjunct faculty at Howard University College of Medicine, a Thoracic Staff Surgeon for MedStar Health and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and leads a Specialized Thoracic Adapted Recovery (STAR) Team, in Washington, DC, where his research in thoracic transplantation aims to expand heart and lung recovery and save lives.

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Feb 19, 2021

Incredible Sneak Peek of Mars Landing Sent Back

Posted by in categories: health, robotics/AI, space

The six-wheeled robot’s latest data since touching down yesterday include a series of images captured as the rover’s “jet pack” lowered it to the ground.

Less than a day after NASA ’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover successfully landed on the surface of Mars, engineers and scientists at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California were hard at work, awaiting the next transmissions from Perseverance. As data gradually came in, relayed by several spacecraft orbiting the Red Planet, the Perseverance team were relieved to see the rover’s health reports, which showed everything appeared to be working as expected.

Feb 16, 2021

Steam Vs Infrared Portable Sauna. TESTED

Posted by in categories: climatology, habitats, health, neuroscience

We all know the benefits of saunas on our mental and physical health, indeed, I recently did a video on just that, but what about the home saunas that are available so you can get the benefits as often as you desire, without having to leave the comfort of your own home, especially relevant in the current climate and recurring lockdowns… Well I have been testing both steam and infrared varieties extensively over the last year and have put together a quick guide on the pros and cons on both types. So if you have been thinking about investing yourself, or indeed you want to know which type is best for you, why not check out this video for further information. Have an awesome day…


Having already looked at the benefits of saunas, just how do home portable saunas stack up. Are they worth the expens…

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