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Diagnostics

Soft Acoustic Sensors Could Monitor Hearts, Recognize Speech

November 22, 2016

From IEEE Spectrum: In experiments, the device could continuously gather data on several different kinds of acoustic signals at the same time—among them, the opening and closing of heart valves, blood pulsing through the carotid artery in the neck, vibrations of the vocal cords, and even movements in the gastrointestinal tract. Source: Soft Acoustic Sensors Could […]

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The Canary System finds decay under opaque sealants

November 15, 2016

From Quantum Dental Technologies: The Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry has published a study entitled “Comparison of The Canary System and DIAGNOdent for the in vitro detection of caries under opaque dental sealants”. This paper concluded that The Canary System can aid in the detection and monitoring of the status of tooth structure and […]

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Doctors 1, Diagnosis Apps 0

November 7, 2016

From IEEE Spectrum: In the battle of who can correctly diagnose disease better, it seems doctors still have online apps beat. A group of self-diagnosing apps got many less diagnoses correct than doctors in new research published today in JAMA Internal Medicine. Source: Doctors 1, Diagnosis Apps 0 – IEEE Spectrum Good to know us humans still […]

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CariVu New Software

November 7, 2016
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Dental Emergency Smartphone App

November 3, 2016

From Medical Xpress: A team mentored by Thankam Thyvalikakath, DMD, PhD, now of the Indiana University School of Dentistry and of the Regenstrief Institute, has developed and tested a novel mobile application enabling smartphones to capture and transmit images from inside the mouth, along with details on the dental emergency, to provide the information dentists […]

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Smartphone add-on claims to detect cancer with 99% accuracy

November 1, 2016

From Science Alert: Researchers have developed a portable smartphone spectrometer that they say can detect cancers with 99 percent accuracy, and it could enable physicians to diagnose serious illnesses in a totally mobile lab. Source: This smartphone add-on claims to detect cancer with 99% accuracy – ScienceAlert Another step forward in the high tech diagnosis […]

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No, robots won’t take your job

October 21, 2016

What activities will benefit most from this shift to automation? Things like creativity, and sensing emotion, according to the report. Think about health, for example. Already, computers are often better at diagnosis than human doctors. But tomorrow’s health professionals will be able to spend more time getting to know their patients and coaching them through […]

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New imaging method could enable dentists to detect and heal dental cavities much earlier

October 19, 2016

HT ADA News” New research published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, in the Journal of Biomedical Opticsdescribes a method enabling much earlier detection (of caries) using inexpensive long-wavelength infrared imaging… …The TPLI tool uses a long-wavelength infrared camera to detect the small amount of thermal infrared radiation emitted from dental caries after stimulation […]

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Digital Patient Photos

September 27, 2016

Having a full set of patient images is a huge benefit for treatment planning, actual patient treatment, continuing care and dental-legal documentation. With film, taking processing and storing images was such a time consuming expensive and tedious task we never did it. With digital photography it is fast inexpensive and easy. Every dentist should have […]

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ShadeWave Shade Matching HIPAA Compliant Cloud Based

September 19, 2016

One of the primary reasons for remakes is poor shade matching. There are many reasons for this including lighting and technique. Face it, the truth is we have been picking tooth shades with what amounts to a paint chip, in the dark. And of course few teeth are pure A-2 or B-3 they vary from […]

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Temporary Tattoo Tells You When You’re Drunk

August 30, 2016

…they’ve developed a temporary electronic tattoo that can induce just enough sweat to get a highly accurate read—which would be sent to a smartphone with an easy-to-interpret app—in minutes. Source: Temporary Tattoo Tells You When You’re Drunk If this “tattoo”can detect blood alcohol what else could be detected with a similar process? Blood sugar, cholesterol, […]

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Watson correctly diagnoses woman after doctors were stumped

August 18, 2016

From  SiliconANGLE: After treatment for a woman suffering from leukemia proved ineffective, a team of Japanese doctors turned to IBM’s Watson for help, which was able to successfully determine that she actually suffered from a different, rare form of leukemia than the doctors had originally believed.Watson managed to make its diagnosis after doctors from the University of Tokyo’s Institute of […]

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How Big Data Is Transforming The Healthcare Sector

July 28, 2016

For years, the basis of most medical research and discovery has been the collection and analysis of data: who gets sick, how they get sick and why. But now, with sensors in every smartphone and doctors able to share information across disciplines, the quantity and quality of the data available is greater than ever before, […]

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Telephone Hotline Data Forecasts Dengue Outbreaks Three Weeks Ahead

July 22, 2016

From IEEE Spectrum: Researchers have developed a reliable early warning system for dengue fever outbreaks in Lahore, the capital city of the province of Punjab in Pakistan. Based on statistical analysis of dengue-related phone calls to a public health hotline, the system can track the incidence of symptoms down to the neighborhood and give local government officials a three-week heads […]

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Goodbye accountants! Startup builds AI to automate all your accounting. Are Dentists next?

July 7, 2016

From TechCrunch: Customers submit their receipts to Smacc, which turns them into a machine-readable format, encrypts them, then allocates them to an account. The platform gradually also self-learns, tracking invoices, sales and costs, as well as their liquidity. Source: Goodbye accountants! Startup builds AI to automate all your accounting | TechCrunch Here is a related story […]

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Direct-to-Consumer Lab Tests, No Doctor Visit Required

June 21, 2016

From NYT: Home testing services like InsideTracker say they are empowering consumers, allowing them to spot metabolic red flags before they progress to disease. But critics say the services often lack proper medical oversight and convince healthy people that they’re sick, leading to unnecessary testing and treatment. Source: Direct-to-Consumer Lab Tests, No Doctor Visit Required […]

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This smart toothbrush films your mouth

June 16, 2016

That brush, called the Prophix, can then take 10-megapixel photos and stream 1080p video of the inside of your mouth, sending it all to the requisite companion app over Bluetooth and WiFi. Source: This smart toothbrush films your mouth – Tech Insider I am not sure if this is cool or kinda yucky. What if […]

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Personalized virtual heart

May 17, 2016

From ScienceDaily: A research team has developed a non-invasive 3-D virtual heart to help doctors determine who faces the highest risk of a life-threatening arrhythmia and would benefit from a defibrillator implant. Source: Personalized virtual heart predicts the risk of sudden cardiac death: New technology finds patients who are most likely to face lethal arrhythmias — […]

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Ortek Electronic Caries Detection

May 12, 2016

The ECD device features a handpiece with a probe tip and can precisely measure the amount of dentinal fluid seepage. The more fluid it detects, the greater the extent of the pre-cavity lesion. This data enables the dental practitioner to determine the severity of any lesions and design an appropriate treatment plan that could include minimally invasive […]

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Neural Network on a USB Stick

May 10, 2016

From IEEE Spectrum: Neural networks are artificial intelligence systems that excel at interpreting images. … But they are typically power hungry, which has limited their use so far. Vision processor company Movidius of San Mateo, Calif., hopes to change that with a low-power chip designed to run neural networks. Source: Movidius Puts Neural Network on a USB Stick […]

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