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UCL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

E-Health & Human-Computer interactions

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EyeSeeMed lets surgeons browse patient data with their eyes

Patient data is now regularly accessed during surgeries to help physicians make decisions, but doing so either requires leaving the sterile environment or having an assistant pushing buttons on the computer on the doc’s behalf. There have been a number… Read more →

How one start-up is using fitness trackers to help diabetes patients

Glooko, a mobile diabetes management app, said it is integrating its tool with biometric trackers from Fitbit, Jawbone, iHealth, and Withings to enable patients to better control their blood sugar. The three-year-old start-up will chart patients’ glucose levels in correlation… Read more →

Head-controlled smartphone is perfect for the disabled

Shortly after appearing on Israeli television with a new computer game you control merely by moving your head, Oded Ben Dov got a phone call.It came from a complete stranger who just happened to see this TV appearance, and he… Read more →

Virtual reality hand training with haptic technology

People with motor neuron diseases can benefit from repetitive training of their hands to improve strength, coordination, and ability to perform basic tasks. Virtual reality (VR) is a great enabler of this, allowing to create game routines where patients can… Read more →

ETH researchers develop a thought-controlled genetic interface

We’ve seen a lot of interesting experiments with EEG recently. Researchers have used these brain signals to fly a toy helicopter, make a rat’s tail twitch, operate a tablet computer, and get a paraplegic wearing an exoskeleton to kick a… Read more →

Medical device cybersecurity: Five questions the industry needs to ask now

Connected medical devices are opening up new possibilities for patients and providers—and introducing new risks to patient safety, data privacy, and IP protection. At Black Hat 2014, held in Las Vegas in August, the Medical Device Security Roundtable attracted more… Read more →

Qardio receives two CES Innovation Awards for QardioCore wearable ECG monitor

Qardio, Inc., the award-winning maker of smart health solutions for the heart, today announced that it has received two CES Innovation Awards for the upcoming CES 2015 for its QardioCore wearable ECG monitor. QardioCore was honored in two categories:

Wearable… Read more →

BSXinsight lactate threshold sensor lets athletes know how far to push themselves

Whether they’re training or taking part in actual competitions, athletes have to maintain a delicate balance – they want to make sure that they’re “giving it everything they’ve got,” yet they don’t want to push themselves to the point that… Read more →

Device changes your mood with a zap to the head

Next year you should be able to buy a small device that uses electricity to change your mood at the press of a button on your smartphone. The device, from a startup called Thync, currently consists of a set of… Read more →

Elvie provides personal training for the pelvic floor

Further proof that there’s almost always “an app for that,” Elvie is a personal fitness aid that works with an accompanying app to provide women with real-time guidance and tracking of pelvic floor exercises. The pelvic floor muscles sit between… Read more →

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