Topic List : Technology
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.
Stanford’s first health hackathon
Students, health care professionals and entrepreneurs teamed up at the inaugural health++ Hackathon to collaborate and create new technologies.
Tracking child nutrition in Guatemala
A Stanford team has created a “nutrition surveillance” app that could help boost nutrition for children in some of the world’s poorest and most remote regions.
Biodesign marks 15th anniversary
Stanford Biodesign has been renamed the Byers Center for Biodesign, and it’s now focusing on creating health-care technology that’s affordable.
Can smartphones answer the call for help?
A new study found that telephone conversational agents often failed to provide appropriate information when asked questions about mental health and domestic violence issues.