Google is everywhere—from smartphones in your pocket to thermostats in your home—but now the internet giant is trying to get under your skin. Literally.
A new medical device has been put forward by Google that can be implanted beneath a person’s skin in order to carry out diagnostic tests. The patent, first spotted by Deepak Gupta at PatentYogi, was published by the U.
Implantable electronic devices potentially offer a rapid and accurate way for doctors to monitor patients with particular medical conditions. Yet powering such devices remains a fundamental challenge: batteries are bulky and eventua...
The United States Patent and Trademark office recently published details surrounding a patent from Samsung regarding a technology that strategically implants electrodes into the human brain called Implantable Medical Devices (IMDs)....
In a study released Thursday, the Pew Internet & American Life Project reported that more than half of smartphone owners consult their devices for medical information and one-fifth of them say they have downloaded a health app.
In the future, patients and doctors will monitor health with data collected constantly inside the body and beamed directly to their mobile device or computer.