medical tech stories

Increasingly, how we use our gadgets offers more clues about human behavior and health than which devices we choose to include in our tech arsenals. Now a new study indicates that, in certain cases, a person's garbled text messages could point toward a serious neurological condition, or even signal an imminent medical emergency.
Getting a blood test is a huge pain in the arm. Not only is it a literal pain in the arm, but your blood has to be sent off to a lab somewhere and processed and analyzed and computerized, which is expensive and takes forever. This card, called the V-Chip, can run 50 different blood tests in seconds right before your very eyes, for just $10.
Using tech to monitor and our health is becoming increasingly common, but the myriad of new gadgets being introduced can be a little bit confusing, making adoption relatively slow. Now a new company has figured out a way to combine emerging health tech with an item we're already comfortably familiar with— an iPhone case.
With the exception of advanced prosthetics, body-integrated tech hasn't yet become widely available. A new development in sensor technology hopes to introduce a new kind of wearable tech that attaches to your skin like a tattoo while keeping an eye on your health.
Having a genetic disease means that there's something wrong with your DNA. Somewhere, in those millions of base pairs, even the simplest mutation (or mis-coding) in a gene can cause all sorts of serious problems, and since the problem is at such a basic level, it's impossible to fix without rewriting the essence of what makes you you. And we can now do that.