Expert Discusses Key Challenges for the Next Generation of Wearables

For decades, pedometers have counted our steps and offered insights into mobility. More recently, smartwatches have begun to track a suite of vital signs in real-time. There is, however, a third category of information—in addition to mobility and vitals—that could be monitored by wearable devices: biochemistry. To be clear, there are real-time biochemistry monitoring devices available … Continue reading Expert Discusses Key Challenges for the Next Generation of Wearables

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New AI System Predicts Seizures With Near-Perfect Accuracy

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Bionic Pacemaker Controlled by Neural Network Reverses Heart Failure in Rats

For more than 60 years, the pacemaker—a device implanted in the chest that delivers electrical pulses to the heart—has served as the ticker’s ticker, producing a steady beat for hearts that can't do it on their own. The device has prolonged countless lives, but even the most sophisticated pacemakers ignore a significant biological fact: Healthy hearts don’t beat steadily like … Continue reading Bionic Pacemaker Controlled by Neural Network Reverses Heart Failure in Rats

Stevens engineers design fetal heart monitor that could detect early signs of pregnancy complications

A baby’s heartbeat can be detected as early as six weeks into pregnancy. From around 12 weeks until birth, doctors will listen to the fetus’ heartbeat at every prenatal appointment to closely monitor the baby’s health. But what if fetal heart activity changes in between these appointments, while the doctor isn’t there to listen? Engineers … Continue reading Stevens engineers design fetal heart monitor that could detect early signs of pregnancy complications

Can Big Data Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

During the Framingham Heart Study, a long-term research study initiated in 1948 that collected health data from thousands of people, researchers discovered that high cholesterol and elevated blood pressure increase one’s risk of heart disease. Thanks to that insight, at-risk individuals can reduce their chances of developing the condition by taking drugs to lower cholesterol … Continue reading Can Big Data Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?