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This Google AI (Sort of) Knows When You’ll Have a Heart Attack

Your eyes, they say, are the windows to your soul — and according to a new study funded by Google, your eyes may also be the windows to an impending heart attack. In the study, Google researchers used retinal-scan data from nearly 300,000 patients to “train” a neural network — an intricate series of algorithms — to detect heart-health risks just by looking at images of a patient’s eyes.

Large-scale physical activity data reveal worldwide activity inequality

To be able to curb the global pandemic of physical inactivity and the associated 5.3 million deaths per year, we need to understand the basic principles that govern physical activity. However, there is a lack of large-scale measurements...

York Hospital ‘at cutting edge’ of robotic technology

WellSpan York Hospital demonstrated its cardiac robot on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The robotic arm assists in a PCI procedure, commonly known as stenting, to fix blocked arteries. The hospital started using the robot in mid-July.

York Hospital ‘at cutting edge’ of robotic technology

WellSpan York Hospital demonstrated its cardiac robot on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The robotic arm assists in a PCI procedure, commonly known as stenting, to fix blocked arteries. The hospital started using the robot in mid-July.

AI ‘doctor’ that could ‘save the NHS’ begins work in an Oxford hospital to rapidly pick up signs of heart disease in patient scans

An Oxford hospital is using an AI ‘doctor’ that can quickly and accurately diagnose heart disease. The AI is more accurate than the best cardiologists and experts claim it has the potential to ‘save the NHS’. The system has been successful in the early...

A connected jacket that watches over the heart

Cardiac defibrillators are not on the corner of every street. Nor are paramedics. So how can the number of people surviving a heart attack that occurs outside the hospital be increased? Today, it is estimated that these people’s chance of survival is only 5%. This figure could be about to change with the use of the LifeVest device.

A ‘half-hearted’ solution to one-sided heart failure

Soft robotic actuators, which are pneumatic artificial muscles designed and programmed to perform lifelike motions, have recently emerged as an attractive alternative to more rigid components that have conventionally been used in biomedical devices. In fact, earlier this year, a Boston Children’s Hospital team revealed a proof-of-concept soft robotic sleeve that could support the function of a failing heart.