Handheld Testing

Seeking autonomy, patients turn to compact health apparatuses

Implications - While medical checkups and tests are often necessary for patient examination, reliance on nurses and practitioners can make individuals feel dependent on others. Helping to make medical experiences more self-efficient, consumers are turning to mobile testing devices to help scan or keep track of illnesses at their convenience. These medical innovations help give patients a sense of independence, despite their medical diagnosis.
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Life-Saving Microscopic Sensors - This Tiny Chip Sensor Allows Doctors to See Within Your Arteries
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Life-Saving Microscopic Sensors
This Tiny Chip Sensor Allows Doctors to See Within Your Arteries
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Cancer-Screening Apps - The DermoScreen App Uses Pictures to Check for Cancer
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Mild 1,361 Clicks Pub: Jun 4, 14
Cancer-Screening Apps
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Smartphone Display Blood Tests - This New Blood Testing Method Uses Your Smartphone's Display
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Mild 464 Clicks Pub: Mar 18, 14
Smartphone Display Blood Tests
This New Blood Testing Method Uses Your Smartphone's Display
Swiss researchers are developing technology that could see smartphone screens used to conduct blood testing on patients. Patients with certain blood disorders need to make frequent trips to the... [More]
Portable Anemia Scanners - The Biosense ToucHb Administers a Blood Test with no Prick
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Untested 809 Clicks Pub: Jun 16, 13
Portable Anemia Scanners
The Biosense ToucHb Administers a Blood Test with no Prick
The Biosense ToucHb is a platform technology that allows for a blood test with no drawing of blood, that is, no ##### and no bleeding. Biosense is the company behind the project and one of its co-... [More]