Brain imaging technique identifies autism

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute professor P. Read Montague has developed a brain imaging technique that may be able to identify autism in children.  Current diagnosis is a long an unquantifiable process based on clinical judgment. The study demonstrates that a perspective tracking response can be used to determine whether someone has autism spectrum disorder.  It investigates […]

Vagal blocking implant to treat obesity

Maestro by EnteroMedics is an implanted vagus nerve blocking sensor that could suppress  appetite to treat obesity.  The rechargeable neuroregulator device is implanted into the lateral chest wall with flexible leads placed laparoscopically around the vagus nerve.    The vagus nerve is stimulated,  sending signals to the brain that the stomach is empty or full.  Patients […]

Noninvasive sensor tattoo detects glucose levels

UC San Diego professor Joseph Wang has developed an ultra-thin, flexible device that sticks to skin like a tattoo and can detect glucose levels.  The sensor  has the potential to eliminate finger-pricking for diabetes. The wearable, non-irritating sensor tattoo can detect glucose in the fluid just under the skin.  It is based on integrating glucose extraction […]

Physiological and mathematical models simulate body systems

Another CES standout was LifeQ, a company that combines physiological and bio-mathematical modeling to provide health decision data. LifeQ Lens is a multi-wavelength optical sensor that can be integrated into wearable devices. It monitors key metrics, with what the company claims to be laboratory level accuracy, using a proprietary algorithm. Raw data is translated through […]