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Patches detect when a viral disease is getting worse

Patches detect when a viral disease is getting worse

Xsensio has been awarded CHF 1.8 million in EU funding to adapt its Lab-on-Skin sensing patches so that they can detect when a viral illness like the flu or COVID-19 is about to get worse.

3D-printed parts could make ventilators safer

3D-printed parts could make ventilators safer

Researchers at Duke University have engineered a workaround to make ventilators safer and more efficient when splitting them between patients.

Gamification: Intervention app may improve mental health

Gamification: Intervention app may improve mental health

A new randomized control trial has found that turning mobile mental health intervention into a smartphone game can potentially improve well-being.

Chatbots help decrease opioid use after surgery

Chatbots help decrease opioid use after surgery

A study showed that patients receiving messages from a chatbot used fewer opioids after fracture surgery, and their overall pain level fell, too.

Smartwatch tracks medication levels to personalize treatments

Smartwatch tracks medication levels to personalize treatments

Engineers have demonstrated that drug levels inside the body can be tracked in real time using a custom smartwatch that analyzes the chemicals found in sweat.

Fitness tracker: useful, but increase anxiety

Fitness tracker: useful, but increase anxiety

Self-quantifying may better the understanding of our individual health, but also gives rise to anxiety.

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