Seeing what is barely there: A team at Imperial College (London) has developed a low-cost, fast ‘ultra-sensitive sensor’ of the p24 biomarker for prostate cancer (PSA) and HIV. Nanoparticles in serum from blood samples, put in a disposable container, indicate blue, irregular clumps for positive and red, ball shaped particles for negative, easily visible to the naked eye. This follows the trend of other types of fast blood analysis using smartphones and full malaria screening using inexpensive handheld devices. FierceHealthIT.
Wireless Reach-ing book content for the vision impaired: A device, developed by Israeli company Project RAY, using an Android smartphone powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor, enables users to easily access and download audio assets from the library over an advanced mobile broadband network. This can take the place of multiple devices typically used. FierceMobileHealthcare.
Recovering from concussion via app: University of Michigan researchers have developed an iPhone app, Return2Play, to monitor and track the patient’s path in sports-related concussion recovery. users to e-mail a recovery progress history in chronological order to a physician, trainer or coach. Users document the date and details of their injuries, as well as their progress: activities, symptoms and their severity. FierceMobileHealthcare.