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gadgetsWearable Cancer Detection Tests 1-2% of Blood Over 2 Hours

Tests of a wearable cancer detection system are very positive. The system continuously collects CTCs directly from a peripheral vein. The system returns the remaining blood products after CTC enrichment, permitting testing of larger blood volumes than classic phlebotomy specimens …

exoskeletonSuitX lowers cost of full body medical mobility exoskeleton to $40,000

The Phoenix exoskeleton is the world’s lightest and most advanced exoskeleton designed to help people with mobility disorders to be upright and mobile. In the clinic, at home, and in the workplace Phoenix has successfully enabled many individuals to stand …

exoskeletonNASA and Rice University create wearable exoskeleton for the shoulder

NASA’s Wearable Robotics Laboratory, in collaboration with Rice University, has used the technologies developed for the exoskeleton and the Space Suit Roboglove to help with rehabilitation and augmentation of one of the most complex human joints … the shoulder. NASA’s …

appBillionaires Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffet are teaming with JP Morgan Chase to disrupt healthcare insurance

Amazon.com, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase are forming an independent company, “free from profit-making incentives and constraints” to “provide U.S. employees and their families with simplified, high-quality and transparent healthcare at a reasonable cost.” They say they’ll be “tackling the …

air forceGallium Nitride transferred to Flexible Substrate for better antennas, communication and wearable electronics

The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has demonstrated a new method to transfer gallium nitride (GaN) on a flexible substrate, a development that could lead to improved communications and radar systems, as well as wearable electronics. Next generation military …

appIntelligence 2.0 – Brain, AI and Hybrids

A Foresight Vision panel on brain, computers and intersections between them. David Eagleman, Robert McIntyre, Randal Koene, Nell Watson are on the panel. Robert McIntyre runs the company Nectome. In 2015, Aldehyde-Stabilized Cryopreservation (ASC), developed by Nectome founder Robert McIntyre, …

appDaniel Kraft on Singularity Medicine

Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur and innovator. With over 20 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation, Kraft has chaired the Medicine Track for Singularity University since its inception. He …

energySolar Powered Glasses

Researchers at the KIT are developing sunglasses with glasses made from semi-transparent, organic solar cells that supply an integrated microprocessor with energy. The solar glasses are an example of future mobile applications of photovoltaics. Organic solar cells are flexible, transparent …

appAccurately detecting heartattacks and strokes with Apple Watch and fitbits

Heartbeat measurement app Cardiogram and the University of California, San Francisco used the Apple Watch for 97 percent accurate detection the most common abnormal heart rhythm when paired with an AI-based algorithm. The study involved 6,158 participants recruited through the …

energyResearchers Use World’s Smallest Diamonds to Make Wires Three Atoms Wide for early example of diamondoid assembly

Scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered a way to use diamondoids – the smallest possible bits of diamond – to assemble atoms into the thinnest possible electrical wires, just three atoms …