health IT

Portable AI device predicts outbreaks based on coughing

Portable AI device predicts outbreaks based on coughing

A portable surveillance device powered by machine learning can detect coughing and crowd size in real time, then analyze the data to directly monitor flu-like illnesses trends.

Bionic medicine: towards improved cochlear implants

Bionic medicine: towards improved cochlear implants

Researchers have developed a computer model which predicts the neuronal activation patterns that the cochlear implant creates in the auditory nerve fibers.

Tracking prescription drugs via blockchain

Tracking prescription drugs via blockchain

Using blockchain, the US pharmaceutical industry plans track legal changes of ownership of prescription drugs as they move through the supply chain.

Smart software detects early-stage esophageal cancer

Smart software detects early-stage esophageal cancer

Thanks to smart software doctors will soon be able to detect early signs of esophageal cancer in patients with so-called Barrett’s esophagus.

Smart algorithm finds possible future treatment for childhood cancer

Smart algorithm finds possible future treatment for childhood cancer

Using a computer algorithm, scientists at Uppsala University have identified a promising new treatment for neuroblastoma.

Facial recognition software IDs individuals from MRI scans

Facial recognition software IDs individuals from MRI scans

Though identifying data typically are removed from medical image files before they are shared for research, a study finds that this may not be enough to protect patient privacy.