December 13-15, 2019

MedTech Impact 2019

Venetian/Palazzo Resort

Las Vegas, NV

(561) 893-8633

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Category: AI / Machine Learning

Stay-At-Home Robots Could Play a Role in Disease Management

Stay-At-Home Robots Could Play a Role in Disease Management

According to a study, “take-home” robots could be instrumental in helping patients recover from illness in their home environment.

After being discharged from the hospital, a robot could help patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) manage their condition.

The Journal of Medical Internet Research reported that socially assistive robots can help patients stick to their medication and exercises. The test was conducted with patients suffering from COPD.

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Applying Artificial Intelligence to Suicide Prevention

This week, a group of researchers published a new study that demonstrates how a novel brain imaging technique can identify people who have suicidal thoughts, simply by presenting them with certain key words, asking them to reflect on their meanings, and using machine learning to analyze that brain activity.

The results of the study, published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, challenge the common stereotype that suicidal people could change their perspective if they exerted more effort; the data suggests that suicidal feelings and thoughts are deeply intertwined with the way the brain processes information.

“Suicidality isn’t that you can’t cope with life; it’s that you’ve somehow gotten into a pattern of thinking that leads you to consider suicide,” states Marcel Just, a cognitive neuroscientist and the study’s lead author, and a professor of psychology at Carnegie Mellon University.

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ThinAir Announces New Conversational Interface and Impact Assessment Tool for Data Security

ThinAir, a security startup whose mission is to allow organizations to detect and investigate insider threats in seconds, has launched a new interface and impact assessment tool, ThinAir 2.0 – a conversational interface that allows for quick assessments of security incidents and their financial impact.  The new tool – which the developer describes as “siri for Security” is among a number of new security technologies being introduced to help combat the data security breach epidemic.

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Technological Advances Treat Eye Disease

Diabetic eye disease, formally known as Diabetic Retinopathy, is a complication resulting from diabetes that affects the eyes. Caused by damage to the blood vessels of the retina—the light-sensitive tissue found at the back of the eye—diabetic retinopathy can ultimately lead to irreversible blindness. Statistics reveal that the disease will affect up to 80% of those who have had diabetes for over two decades.

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