University of Texas professor Deji Akinwande is developing a graphene sensor that can tell the difference between flu and coronavirus, and test for both simultaneously. The goal is to save time, medical resources, and cost, and speed appropriate treatment, as a second COVID wave could correspond with the next flu season. The sensor is the […]
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Michael McAlpine and University of Minnesota colleagues used 3D printing and motion capture technology to print electronic sensors directly on organs that are expanding and contracting, such as the heart and lungs. This could be used to diagnose and monitor the lungs of patients with COVID-19. This builds on the team’s technique which enabled the […]
Northwestern and University of Illinois researchers have partnered to combine a COVID symptom-detecting wearable with a method to organize and analyze the massive data sets required to accurately show disease progression. The technology will be used in hospitals and nursing homes, to monitor both patients and healthcare workers, to identify contagion early in an effort […]
Last week, Pluristem released initial results from its compassionate use program for the treatment of patients with acute respiratory failure and inflammatory complications resulting from COVID-19. The treatment was administered in an Israeli hospital. All seven ICU patients with ARDS treated with Pluristem’s PLX cell therapy have survived. 6 out of 7 have completed the […]
Biobeat‘s wrist wearable uses PPG wave reading for continuous, cuffless, noninvasive medical-grade monitoring of blood pressure, oxygen saturation, respiratory rate, heart rate, temperature and other vitals. It is being widely used for Israeli COVID-19 patients in hospitals and at home.
UCSF’s Ashley Mason is using the Oura Ring to build an algorithm to help identify patterns of onset, progression, and recovery, for COVID-19. The study will combine physiological data (temperature, respiratory rate, heart rate) with responses to daily symptom surveys from 2,000 front-line healthcare workers and the general population. It will be open to all […]