A good contribution from Souza and coworkers This systematic review aims at providing an overview of the state of the art regarding smart wearable systems (SWS) applications to monitor the status of patients suffering from vascular disorders of the lower extremity. Peer-reviewed literature has been analyzed to identify employed data collection methods, system characteristics, and... Continue Reading →
From our friend and colleague Wei Gao and colleagues at Caltech If you have ever had your blood drawn, whether to check your cholesterol, kidney function, hormone levels, blood sugar, or as part of a general checkup, you might have wondered why there is not an easier, less painful way. Now there might be. A... Continue Reading →
Important and subtle work from Gustav Jarl and coworkers in Sweden and Australia. It speaks to the trend to be doing things with our patients and not to them. Background: Non-removable knee-high devices are the gold-standard offloading treatments to heal plantar diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). These devices are underused in practice for a variety of reasons.... Continue Reading →
Congratulations to our friend and Schaeffer CenterUniversity of Southern California research partner Ritika Chaturvedi on this monumental effort. American Life in Realtime (ALiR) FTW! See the compelling article about this program here.
Compelling work from Elsherif and coworkers Abstract Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease requiring a careful management to prevent its collateral complications, such as cardiovascular and Alzheimer's diseases, retinopathy, nephropathy, foot and hearing impairment, and neuropathy. Self-monitoring of blood glucose at point-of-care settings is an established practice for diabetic patients. However, current technologies for glucose... Continue Reading →
A really thoughtful piece from Tanner Garrity in Inside Hook asks "Where does 10,000 steps really come from? Enjoy Welcome to The Workout From Home Diaries. Throughout our national self-isolation period, we’ll be sharing single-exercise deep dives, offbeat belly-busters and general get-off-the-couch inspiration that doesn’t require a visit to your (now-shuttered) local gym. Once a day,... Continue Reading →
A trio of experts from tech, prosthetics and academic medicine were acknowledged with an Innovation Award at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (#CES2019) in Las Vegas Nevada this week for their work in developing a "Smart Boot" to heal diabetic wounds. "It is a great privilege to be given this award for the SBi Motus... Continue Reading →
Here is a terrific article by Bill Siwicki at Health IT News outlining the promise, peril and (yes) hype surrounding blockchain in healthcare. Thanks to the eagle-eyed and enormously clever Brad Selby for passing this along. __ Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR) Blockchain beyond EHRs: Transforming value-based payment, precision medicine, patient-centric care While EHRs and... Continue Reading →