Biomedical technology

A wearable sensor to help ALS patients communicate

People with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) suffer from a gradual decline in their ability to control their muscles. As a result, they often lose the ability to speak, making it difficult to communicate with others.

Cardiology

New tool can diagnose strokes with a smartphone

A new tool created by researchers at Penn State and Houston Methodist Hospital could diagnose a stroke based on abnormalities in a patient's speech ability and facial muscular movements, and with the accuracy of an emergency ...

Ophthalmology

Exploring the possibilities of smart glasses

Technology is always evolving, and Isa Jahnke is on a research mission to better harness ways for emerging technology to help learners in an educational or workplace setting. As an associate professor in the MU College of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: Distancing and masks are not enough

Wear a mask, keep your distance, avoid crowds—these are the common recommendations to contain the COVID-19 epidemic. However, the scientific foundations on which these recommendations are based are decades old and no longer ...

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