Consumer Health

'Feeling' Recreated in Amputees' Robotic Arms--Here's How

National Geographic News

When it comes to moving your limbs, you don't need to see to believe. Intuitively, you know where your limbs are, as well as the positions they're making. This kind of awareness, called kinesthesia, is missing from prosthetic limbs--especially advanced, motorized ones. But a new study published in Science Translational Medicine lays out how a sense of self can be extended to prostheses, through cleverly crafted illusions. "By restoring the intuitive feeling of limb movement--the sensation of opening and closing your hand--we are able to blur the lines between what the patients' brains perceived as'self' versus'machine'," said Paul Marasco, director of the Cleveland Clinic's Laboratory for Bionic Integration, in a statement.

Royal Philips Partners With Samsung on IoT, AI - M2M Magazine


LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 8, 2018 – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. today announced plans for a strategic partnership to connect Samsung's ARTIK Smart IoT Platform to the Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform. This collaboration will ultimately allow the Samsung ARTIK ecosystem of connected devices to safely access and share information with Philips' cloud platform. Healthcare application developers will be able to realize interoperable connected health solutions using integrated data sets and innovative HealthSuite services such as advanced health analytics. "This collaboration will enable healthcare application developers to focus on the development of innovative applications rather than on the technical integration of devices," said Dale Wiggins, General Manager Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform at Philips. "By strengthening our HealthSuite ecosystem with Samsung ARTIK, we will be taking another important step in breaking down the silos in today's healthcare domain to create a trusted and seamless care experience for both consumers and care professionals."

Suggestic Uses Artificial Intelligence To Help People Make Optimal Food Choices


Suggestic is a personalized nutrition service that helps people make optimal food choices for weight loss, chronic disease reversal and health improvement. A: We start by creating a "precision eating" plan according to the user's personal goals and preferences, like vegetarian, gluten-free, or vegan. These plans are based on existing evidence-based protocols, for example, the Ketogenic diet, the Low FODMAP diet or the Mediterranean diet. Some of these plans are free, and others--like the ones curated by best-selling authors--are part of our subscription plan, Suggestic Plus. Once users have their personalized diets the app helps them make the best fitting food decisions.

Why technology holds the key to the future of food safety


Rather than posing any sort of "threat", the digital transformation brings immense opportunities for boosting transparency, organisational efficiency and implementing rigorous monitoring processes. Technology is revolutionising businesses, and the FMCG sector is no exception. The rise of artificial intelligence, data analytics, the Internet of Things and blockchain all have huge implications for supply chain management, business-to-business transactions and even marketing programmes. There can be a tendency to fear technological change; media headlines tend to be dominated by fears over robots taking all the jobs. However, the digital transformation should be considered an opportunity, especially when it comes to the consumer goods sector and food safety.

AI and personalized medicine – Dr. Adam Tabriz – Medium


The Hippocratic oath states: "first do no harm." In today's era of personalized medicine, we are trying to uphold this oath, but we also break it. Modern medicine has moved away from this oath in many ways. But new technologies that enable personalized medicine and a population-based approach to health will be the key to making Hippocrates' vision come true. Physicians today focus on specific diagnoses and specialized treatments, both of which were espoused by the Knidian school.

Announcing the winners of the AWS DeepLens Challenge Amazon Web Services


At AWS re:Invent 2017 we announced the AWS DeepLens Challenge in conjunction with Intel. The AWS DeepLens Challenge gave attendees of the re:Invent DeepLens workshops an opportunity to put their skills to the test by building a machine learning (ML) project using their AWS DeepLens. The mission was to get creative with computer vision and deep learning, and learn in the process! All of the contestants put forward amazing entries. We were blown away by the incredible uses they found for AWS DeepLens.

HIMSS 2018: Perspectives on Health Industry use of AI and Machine Learning - insideBIGDATA


The 2018 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference & Exhibition, March 5–9, 2018 in Las Vegas, is a big deal for themes related around the health information industry. The show brings together 45,000 professionals from around the world for five days of education, innovation and collaboration to help uncover the promise of health information and technology. The conference brings world-class education, cutting-edge products and solutions, and unique networking opportunities needed to solve your biggest health information and technology challenges – all at one time, all in one place.

'Flippy' The Fast Food Robot (Sort Of) Mans The Grill At Caliburger


"Flippy," a burger-grilling robot developed by Miso Robotics, is now operating at a Caliburger in Pasadena.