Technology is constantly shaping medicine and has led to a number of innovations in the past decade. But the emergence of mobile devices in the past few years has given rise to a fledgling branch of health-care technology called mobile health.
In Beirut, Lebanon, a small sports technology startup is aiming to make a splash in the wearable technology sector with its heart-rate monitor that tracks a swimmer’s laps, turns and timing, and can be fitted to any pair of goggles.
User interface designer Alexandria Neonakis says, “We need to promote partnership and not continue the cycle of men versus women.”
The controversial use of drones in business and everyday life is leading to more and more interest on an academic level.
The year 2013 has seen the introduction of many Android tablets. Things might not be very rosy in 2014.
The first generation of autonomous cars is less than three years away – Gothenburg, Sweden will implement a pilot in 2017 with 100 cars and 100 regular drivers who will manually drive cars to roads where they then join road trains and switch to auto drive.
Researchers have developed the first non-invasive method of detecting malaria infection using a laser beam scanner. The painless test appears to be 100 percent accurate and does not require using any blood.