medicine

Microfluidic sensor could spot life-threatening sepsis in minutes

Sepsis (where your immune system starts a chain of inflammation reactions) is potentially deadly, especially if septic shock leads your organs to fail, but diagnosing that in a timely fashion is still difficult or requires an unwieldy device. Thankf… Source: Engadget | Microfluidic sensor could spot life-threatening sepsis in minutes

Study finds changes in Cuban diplomats' brains, but no sign of attack

Scientists are still unsure of why a group of US diplomats in Cuba experienced mysterious neurological symptoms, but they're still looking for answers. A new study published today in JAMA by the University of Pennsylvania reveals that brain changes w… Source: Engadget | Study finds changes in Cuban diplomats' brains, but no sign of attack

Alphabet is exploring smart shoes that know when you fall

Alphabet's Verily isn't done finding new places for its health-oriented wearable tech. CNBC sources claim the firm has developed prototype smart shoes that measure movement and weight, and could detect when you've fallen — not a novel concept, but s… Source: Engadget | Alphabet is exploring smart shoes that know when you fall

To Facebook, your privacy is worth a $20 gift card

Another day, another Facebook controversy. The latest backlash follows a TechCrunch report that the company was secretly paying teenagers to access their data and basically monitor their every move on the web. Facebook was asking people to install a… Source: Engadget | To Facebook, your privacy is worth a gift card

The technology behind the world's largest cannabis dispensary

Las Vegas is not a town for half measures. So it's of little surprise that when the state of Nevada legalized recreational cannabis in July of 2017, Sin City took the cannabis dispensary model and added a bit of Vegas' over-the-top magic. The res… Source: Engadget | The technology behind the world's largest cannabis dispensary

Spryng is tech-laced compression wear for speeding up workout recover

If you wanted to simplify, CES 2019 could be neatly divided into self-driving cars, giant TVs and health tech. A lot of what we've seen of the latter either tracks your movement or is hardware ingrained into workouts. Spryng is a little different, ai… Source: Engadget | Spryng is tech-laced compression wear for speeding up …

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Health and beauty tech continues to fail pregnant women

There's a thread on Fitbit's Feature Suggestion forum titled, "Add Pregnancy/Nursing mode for more accurate calorie estimates," with the first comment logged in December 2013. It was locked at 328 comments and 1,388 upvotes. In the comments, hundreds… Source: Engadget | Health and beauty tech continues to fail pregnant women

China detains scientist who claims to have made gene-edited babies

China was quick to halt the work of scientist He Jiankui after he claimed to have created the first genetically edited babies, but that apparently wasn't enough. After weeks of uncertainty surrounding He's whereabouts, the New York Times has learned… Source: Engadget | China detains scientist who claims to have made gene-edited babies

AI reveals hidden objects in the dark

You might not see most objects in near-total darkness, but AI can. MIT scientists have developed a technique that uses a deep neural network to spot objects in extremely low light. The team trained the network to look for transparent patterns in da… Source: Engadget | AI reveals hidden objects in the dark

MIT built a health-tracking sensor that can ‘see’ through walls

An MIT professor has built a prototype device that can wirelessly track your health — even through walls — using a mix of radio signals and machine learning. Dina Katabi's gadget resembles a WiFi router and is designed to sit in your pad and monito… Source: Engadget | MIT built a health-tracking sensor that can …

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Google redesigns Fit to get you moving

Sitting kills. Specifically, a sedentary lifestyle can kill you. Google and the American Heart Association want to save your life, or at least, encourage you to be more active. The tech giant is giving the Google Fit app its most serious overhaul sin… Source: Engadget | Google redesigns Fit to get you moving

Ask Engadget: Where can I find tech deals for students?

The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fac… Source: Engadget | Ask Engadget: Where can I find tech deals for …

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Your smartphone is a 'security blanket' for your social life

Do you instinctively reach for your smartphone whenever you're in an awkward chat with unfamiliar people, or just feel like you're the odd one out? There's likely a good reason for it. Researchers have published a study indicating that people treat… Source: Engadget | Your smartphone is a 'security blanket' for your social life

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