Topic List : Technology
3-D bladder reconstruction
Researchers used advanced computer imaging technology to create a three-dimensional computer reconstruction of a patient’s bladder. The technique, which works on any hollow organ, could help doctors locate tumors or other disorders and prepare for surgery.
Virtual reality helps surgery
Gina Milner’s successful surgery, the first at Packard Children’s to use the new imaging technology, is one of many examples of how virtual-reality techniques are now helping patients.
Fast, brain-controlled typing achieved
In a Stanford-led research report, three participants with movement impairment controlled an onscreen cursor simply by imagining their own hand movements.
Listening to the brain
Stanford engineers and neurosurgeons have worked together to develop an experimental technology that could one day allow people with paralysis to affect the world around them using only their minds.
Algorithm can identify skin cancer
In the hope of creating better access to medical care, Stanford researchers have trained an algorithm to diagnose skin cancer.
Global health seed grants announced
The Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health has awarded funding to six multidisciplinary research teams to jump-start novel efforts to address global health challenges.
Center for Digital Health opens at Stanford
The new Stanford center aims to advance the field of digital health by enabling collaborations between faculty and industry and offering educational opportunities.
Foretelling ill health
New research from Stanford shows that fitness monitors and other wearable biosensors can tell when an individual’s heart rate, skin temperature and other measures are abnormal, suggesting possible illness.
Researchers get $26.4 million for activity study
The medical school professors were awarded the grants as part of a large-scale National Institutes of Health program to study the biology of how physical activity improves health.
Smartphones’ potential for medical research
Stanford researchers say that data collected through MyHeart Counts, a heart-health study in which participants transmit information through an app, demonstrates the potential of smartphones to transform the measurement of physical activity and fitness for clinical research.