Why I love quantified living

The other day I bought a heart rate monitor from Lidl for £16. It works with my iPhone and a whole load of apps. It tells me how I’m doing in all kinds of different ways — especially for how […]

In-room touchscreens could improve hospital care

Replacing ordinary hospital-room televisions with intelligent, voice-controlled touchscreens could do more than make it easier for patients to change the channel when they’re bored. It could help people with disabilities — and their doctors and nurses — access their medical […]

Ordinary paper could become a vital medical tool

We don’t tend to think of paper as a “technology” these days, but its low-tech affordability could make it the perfect material for low-cost medical tests. Daniel Ratner, a professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington, has recently developed […]


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