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CrowdMed harnesses the "wisdom of crowds" to help solve difficult medical cases online. We believe in the power of groups to gather information, make smart decisions, and ultimately help save lives. Solve or submit a case!


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Nice way of work, I like it! If you have an unsolved medical case, submit it online on CrowdMed, it will help to solve difficult medical cases and share informations.

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Larry Schmitt's curator insight, September 15, 2013 8:28 AM

Another sign of the disintermediation of Drs. and the redefinition of the term provider. 

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A Straightforward Method for Making Wearable Tech

A Straightforward Method for Making Wearable Tech | Techolala | Scoop.it

Considering the pace of technological growth in recent decades, the convergence of humans and machines seems a foregone conclusion. Yet, unlike most machines, the body is far too flexible and squishy for modern advanced materials. So it falls on researchers to develop new stretchable technologies that are easily manufactured and relatively inexpensive.

 

Recently, a biomedical engineering team at Purdue University developed a methodology to generate zigzag patterns out of conventional wire that can extend up to five times in length. The wires can be utilized as conductive interconnects between sensors, allowing for flexible networks or meshes to be embedded or wrapped around 3D objects.

 

“This compares to only a few percent for an ordinary metal connection,” said Professor Barak Ziaie, leading the research in the press release. “The structures are also highly robust, capable of withstanding thousands of repeated stretch-and-release cycles.”

 

Even more intriguing, the approach utilizes a standard sewing machine to fabricate the system.

 

Using water-soluble thread, the technique involves stitching wire in zigzags onto standard transparencies used with overhead projectors.

 

A commercially available elastomer called Ecoflex is poured over the sheet and allowed to solidify. The thread is dissolved with warm water, allowing the flexible polymer with the embedded wires to be separated from the transparencies.


To demonstrate how their approach could be used for medical devices, the team generated a sensor system that wraps around a urinary catheter balloon - as the balloon inflates, the sensor gauges the strain.


This flexible system can measure much greater expansion than conventional approaches that employ rigid metal films that permit only small percentages of stretching before breaking.


The findings, to be published in a forthcoming paper, were reported at the Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop.

 

more at http://singularityhub.com/2014/06/10/simple-sewing-machine-has-high-tech-role-in-future-soft-machines/

 

 
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Face-Recognition Tech Catches Armed Robber

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Footage of Pierre Martin's attacks is processed using a computer programme which cross-references it with an earlier mug shot.

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How NASA tech makes an impact in your daily life

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NASA suffers from an interesting problem: It gets credit for things it didn’t do and doesn’t get credit for things it did do.
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Google and Facebook's Fight for the Future of Tech - Businessweek

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Google and Facebook's Fight for the Future of Tech
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Vern Raburn's 40-year high-tech career hasn't lacked thrills.
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Google Owns a Satellite Now

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To understand the behemoth’s $500 million purchase of Skybox Imaging, don’t look to the sky. The clouds will do just fine. 

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Why medical expertise is a must-have for mHealth tech development

Why medical expertise is a must-have for mHealth tech development | Techolala | Scoop.it
When it comes to designing, developing and building new mobile healthcare tools, many of the most successful ventures typically have one factor in common: accredited healthcare expertise.

 

Proof is evident in the foray the Mayo Clinic has made with mHealth technology, as well as other pilots and deployments led by the healthcare institution and providers.

 

 

"Our culture of learning, innovation, and the desire to find answers has allowed Mayo to remain at the forefront of health and wellness, and we want to extend this expertise to people anywhere," Paul Limburg, M.D., medical director of Mayo Clinic Global Business Solutions, said in an announcement. "We collaborated with and invested in Better to create a powerful way for people to connect with Mayo Clinic in their homes and communities, wherever they are."

 

Other top medical institutions are also finding success with mHealth initiatives. For instance, Steven J. Hardy, Ph.D., a pediatric psychologist at Children's National Health System in the District of Columbia, wants to engage families and patients in conversations about how they're managing illness and use mobile gaming as the tool to do so.

 

Speaking with FierceMobileHealthcare in an exclusive interview, Hardy discussed a pilot the hospital is conducting for children with sickle cell disease. The kids play a game on a mobile platform (in this case, an iPad) that helps them with an often-overlooked symptom of sickle cell disease--memory loss.

 

And a Harvard Innovation Lab startup aims to bolster patient treatment by enhancing coordination and communication among caregivers with an mHealth app that lets healthcare teams text, share images and videos and always have a patient list within reach.



Read more: http://www.fiercemobilehealthcare.com/story/why-medical-expertise-must-have-mhealth-tech-development/2014-06-09



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Vigisys's curator insight, June 15, 2014 4:25 AM

De la nécessité d'impliquer les médecins, et notamment ceux qui ont une double compétence médecine - technologies de l'information, dans le design de la santé mobile, applications pour smartphones et tablettes, objets connectés etc. Beaucoup de médecins sont prêts à jouer le jeu, je crois, mais il faut d'abord définir le marché et les filières d'usage.

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Machine or Mannequin: Tele-Robots at Work

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The market for telepresence robots remains nascent but it is starting to heat up with the much-anticipated release of the iRobot Ava 500 earlier this year.
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