Category Archives: Innovation and Technology

A stretchy stick-on patch can take blood pressure readings from deep inside your body

The last time you had your blood pressure checked, it was probably at a doctor’s office with a bulky cuff wrapped around your arm. One day soon, perhaps, you will just need a simple stick-on patch on your neck, no bigger than a postage stamp. That’s the goal of Sheng Xu and his team at the University of California, San Diego, who are working on a patch that can continuously measure someone’s central blood pressure. Read more>>

How New Technologies Could Transform Africa’s Health Care System

aug18-06-685027761-KATERYNA-KONSCIENCE-PHOTO-LIBRARYIn early June, at the invitation of the European Commission to Brussels (Belgium), I toured some fascinating AI and blockchain-based projects. Across industrial sectors, engineers are creating new technologies with potentially disruptive implications for the current architectural order of the global economy. One of the technologies, an “AI doctor”, shows great promise for the future of healthcare in Africa. Read more>>