Should Google be the way we diagnose skin conditions in the future?- Future Health – Issue 38: CogX – Health & Epidemiology Briefing

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A paralysed man has used his brain to write on a screen at speeds almost as fast as an able-bodied adult texting on a smartphone. A computer, developed by Stanford University, decoded his handwriting movements from brain signals, and in time that might allow for much faster communication than was previously possible.

Researchers said the new findings could lead to further advances benefitting millions of people globally, who have lost the use of their upper limbs or their ability to speak due to spinal cord injuries and strokes, for example.

Check out how this new research could lead to decoding speech from someone who can no longer speak. And discover the Tik Tok influencer educating people about bionic arms.

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Charlie

 

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PARALYSIS

Researchers in the US have developed a method of communication for people with paralysis that uses a computer to turn mental handwriting into on-screen words. Could this new research lead to decoding speech from someone who can no longer speak?

Read more (E&T Magazine)

SKIN CONDITIONS  

Google has launched an AI tool for skin conditions. It is hoped it will assist users in self-diagnosing issues ranging from acne to melanoma. The pilot will launch later this year.

Read more (Financial Times)

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CIRCADIAN CLOCK

A wireless, fully implantable device that can shift the body’s circadian clock, has been developed. It halves the time it takes to recover from disrupted sleep/wake cycles, using synthetic biology with bioelectronics.

Read more (PR Newswire)

IMPLANTABLE TECH 

Implantable electronics are among the most promising healthcare technologies, as they can help to remotely monitor specific biological processes associated with a patient’s health. The sensor developed by this team of researchers could help to overcome the main practical limitations of existing implantable devices.

Read more (Tech Xplore)

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TIKTOK

Olive, who was born without part of their right arm, uses TikTok to educate people about disability and limb difference, posting to more than 28,000 followers on TikTok.

Read more (Washington Post)

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