Technology in Medical Science Category Archives

Robotic Device Improves Crouch Gait in kids With Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy refers to a group of neurological disorders which hamper the individuals’ moving, walking, balancing and posture maintaining ability, say the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This disorder which affects about one in every 323 kids is the most common motor disability in childhood. source Crouch gait is caused by spastic diplegia, a type of cerebral palsy. In spastic diplegia, a normal …

Tips For Protecting Hospitals From Ransomeware

Ransomeware Attack

Hospitals in the US are now looking for ways to strengthen their digital security systems following the WannaCry ransomeware attack in the UK. The ranswomeware attack on the health care system in the United Kingdom affected some one-fifth of the National Health Service providers there. This forced many hospitals to deny treatment to their patients and postpone surgeries. source The malware effectively caused widespread issues …

Swedish Drones Equipped with Defibrillator to Aid Heart Emergencies

Ambulance Drone

Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles used mostly for recreational purposes. For the first time, an experiment in Sweden has tested its use for cases of cardiac medical emergencies. They fitted a drone with a defibrillator, a device that delivers a dose of electric current to the shock to treat life-threatening cardiac arrests. source During a cardiac arrest, minutes count. In the simulated emergency trial, as …

Surgery Successfully Separates Twin Girls Joined at Head

In early pregnancy, the embryo splits into two in case of identical twins. When the embryo does not separate this way, it results in conjoined twins. Conjoined twins are rare occurrences. About one in every 200,000 births is conjoined twins. Rarest of this rare case is that of twins conjoined at the head, referred to as craniopagus twins. They account for some 2% of conjoined …

Data sharing: The Revolution That Will Take Healthcare To The Future

A fundamental and constitutive part of progress in the medical field today is data sharing. Every advance in the health care system today is critically dependent on sharing of data among the researchers. It is intrinsic to development and the open access approach to research can pave way for widespread data sharing in the healthcare industry. (Image Credit : KamiPhuc, Flickr CC BY 2.0) The …