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Decoding Physical Patterns of Our Bodies via Conformable Devices: Interview with MIT’s Canan Dagdeviren

Nature is full of physical patterns – from our breathing and the heart beating in our chests to the tides that lap the shore. The Conformable Decoders group at MIT believe that if such patterns can be “decoded,” they can provide a rich seam of information that can help in designing a variety of devices… Read More »

A Better Pill–Internal Delivery Devices May Help Patients Take Their Medicine – Scientific American

Lack of compliance often leads to worsening chronic conditions and excess hospitalization. Studies consistently show one third to one half (pdf) of all U.S. patients do not take their medicines as directed, and this ends up costing the health care system between $ 100 billion and $ 300 billion annually. People fail to follow drug… Read More »