In Your Head 8th January 2015

Depressed? Your smartphone knows

Smartphones have for long been so much more than smartphones. They can give us an eye exam, tell if we have an ear infection, help in managing diabetes. Diagnostics is one of the area leading the way, using phones as ...

by Andrea Toth

Pure Tech 8th January 2015

Pedal your way to a blood centrifuge

Low-tech solutions for developing countries rank pretty high on my ‘cool medtech’ list. Lever-powered wheelchairs, origami microscopes, vinegar based cancer strip tests. They’re all disrupting the idea that medical devices are flashy, high-end bulky, and of course expensive. The ...

by Andrea Toth

Chronic Conditions 16th December 2014

Living with dialysis, then and now

The thought of an artificial organ that’s keeping you alive from outside your body – literally carrying the blood through tubes from your body into a machine sitting next to you, which cleans it and then pumps it back into ...

by Karen Finn