Can your voice reveal whether you have an illness?

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Our voices are amazing things.  We can use them to sing, shout and whisper sweet nothings. We can use them to activate gadgets and prove who we are to banks.  And now researchers believe they can also reveal whether we’re getting ill. Source: BBC Technology News Date: January 17th, 2017 Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-38637257 Discussion 1) What are some of… Read more »

Dust-sized ‘fitbits’ offer new way to monitor the body from within

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Scientists are developing dust-sized wireless sensors implanted inside the body to track neural activity in real time, offering a potential new way to monitor or treat a range of conditions, including epilepsy and control next-generation prosthetics. Source: CBC Date: September 20th, 2016 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/fitness-sensors-tiny-wireless-1.3751021 Discussion 1) The ability to monitor at such small scale could have a myriad… Read more »

Alberta pot producer launches mobile app to buy medical marijuana

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Need some medical marijuana? There’s an app for that. An Alberta-based pot producer has launched a mobile app to make it easier for patients with a prescription to purchase federally-regulated medicinal weed. Cam Battley, of Aurora Cannabis, said the idea was to give customers the same service as giant online retailers such as Amazon. Source: CBC Date: September 15th,… Read more »

This Entrepreneur Developed A Test That Diagnosed His Dad With Cancer

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Description: Conventional tests had failed to detect his father’s prostate cancer—but his “liquid biopsy” technology did. Source: Fast Company Date: April 1, 2016 When Santa Cruz professor Richard Otte, 61, got an annual screening test for prostate cancer, called a PSA, the results came back negative. Shortly thereafter, he reached out to his son Gabriel, an… Read more »

HandUp, A Startup Combatting Homelessness, Is Setting An Example For The Tech Industry

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Description: HandUp is raising awareness to homelessness; donating gift cards and hosting outreach programs. Source: Tech Crunch Date: Sept 13, 2015 On the heels of launching donation gift cards for the homeless, HandUp hosted a community outreach day this past Friday in San Francisco to continue to bring awareness to homelessness, as well as give people… Read more »

Little Wrist Device Helps the Blind ‘See’ the World Like a Bat

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Description: A new device for the visually impaired is currently in the works and hopes to be another tool that may ease their way of life. Source: Globe and Mail Date: February 4, 2015 Some Wake Forest University students are using bats as a model to help the blind navigate their world. Just like the… Read more »

The Google Doctor Will See You Now

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Description: Google is attempting to alleviate the incorrect self-diagnoses of those googling symptoms and then jumping to conclusions about their health. Source: Mashable Date: October 13, 2014   It seems Google is trying to bring an end to all the fake “diagnoses” resulting from folks searching for their symptoms and arriving at the wrong conclusions — or… Read more »

Hacking Health Hits Montreal This Weekend, Will Reach Ontario and Calgary Later This Year

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Description: ‘Hacking Health’ is holding an event in Montreal with the hopes of improving healthcare by bringing together technology and healthcare. Source: TechVibes Date: February 21, 2014  Hacking Health will hold an event from February 21 to 23 at CHU Sainte-Justine and HEC Montreal, at which doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals and health system administrators will collaborate… Read more »

Surgeon Uses Google Glass To Get Critical Data

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Description: As Google Glass becomes a little more mainstream, we take a look at how one surgeon is using the technology to gain insights into his patients’ conditions. Source: CNET Date: January 16, 2014 Part of your doctor’s prep routine for surgery could one day include putting on Google Glass. CNET’s Kara Tsuboi takes us inside… Read more »

First FDA-Approved Bionic Eye Ready for Commercial Launch in US

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Description: Advancements in Technology will now allow Americans suffering from retinitis pigmentosa the opportunity to improve their quality of life.  This eye wear will allow them to see light, shadows and sometimes even the outlines of objects or humans. Source: CNET Date: October 7, 2013   After more than 20 years in the making, the world’s first FDA-approved bionic… Read more »