Scientists at the University of Western Ontario have developed a 3D-printed stethoscope. The device costs just $3 to produce and takes less than three hours to print.
Blindness in many people is caused by diseased rod and cone cells that are responsible for turning light into electric signals.
Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) allow severely disabled people to control wheelchairs, robotic arms, and of course computers.
You no longer need to be able to see to enjoy virtual reality. A walking cane that simulates the feeling of real objects is letting people who are blind explore digital simulations.
Japan’s elderly are being told to get used to being looked after by robots.
Last November the Lillie Road Health Centre in London had just 4,970 patients on its books. Three months later it had 19,104.
Sammy Davis Jr. croons as the android Dolores Abernathy steadies her horse, takes aim with her Winchester, and picks off her human masters one by one.
LUANN STOTTLEMYER has had diabetes for 23 years, but it was only in 2016 that her doctor prescribed a treatment that changed her life.
THE past decade has seen the smartphone become a portal for managing daily life. Consumers use their pocket computers to bank, buy and befriend.
NO WONDER they are called “patients”. When people enter the health-care systems of rich countries, they know what they will get: prodding doctors, endless tests, baffling jargon, rising costs and long waits.
Chinese scientists are desperately seeking government approval to launch a clinical trial for xenotransplantation