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Tech privately connects patients to doctors

Privacy breaches will subject health-care providers to heavy fines under a federal law that kicks in March 25. CNET's Kara Tsuboi profiles one tech company devoted to providing secure connections between stay-at-home patients and their doctors.

By Mar. 21, 2013


A breath of salty air for patients with cystic fibrosis

How surfers in Australia inspired the development a new device that taps the benefits of salt water mist to treat cystic fibrosis patients.

By May. 24, 2013


Smart skivvies shock patients to prevent bedsores

Researchers find that patients with spinal cord injuries are not developing bedsores thanks to electric underwear that can mimic fidgeting.

By Oct. 15, 2012


Can IBM's Watson help cancer patients?

Watson's "Jeopardy"-winning AI skills will be put to use at a New York hospital to help diagnose and treat cancers.

By Mar. 22, 2012


Parkinson's patients test video games as therapy (video)

Physical therapy can ease symptoms of Parkinson's and may delay progression of the disease. Now, cutting-edge tech is transforming everyday therapy into entertaining exercises.

By Mar. 13, 2012


Belly lift device could help obese patients breathe easier

Students at Rice University devise a way to literally lift a patient's burden during medical procedures.

By May. 9, 2012


Panasonic's Hospi-Rimo robot tends to patients

Medical telepresence bot is designed to help patients communicate with distant loved ones. Panasonic also upgrades its robot bed and hair-washer.

By Sep. 26, 2011


Phytel helps doctors track (and nag) their patients

The robust Atmosphere platform could be the next big thing in population health management, enabling providers to track patient health in many ways and follow up beyond the doctor's office.

By Sep. 19, 2011


Smart mattress automatically shifts bedfast patients

Swiss spin-off announces major funding for a bed it says could hit the market by the end of 2011 and will help prevent bedsores by automatically shifting a patient's position.

By Jul. 15, 2011


Gaming glove may help stroke patients recover

Low-cost rehab glove uses video games to help stroke patients regain hand movement.

By Apr. 28, 2011