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AliveCor Introduces World’s First 6-Lead Consumer ECG, the KardiaMobile 6L

AliveCor, founded by Dr. David Albert, is the company that introduced reliable and useful ECG monitoring to consumers. Their products, which operate as basic single-lead ECG devices, have been cleared by the FDA to be able to detect cardiac arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation, tachycardia, and bradycardia. They have been quite limited still, as the power… Read More »

A drone just flew a kidney to a transplant patient for the first time ever — it won’t be the last

A drone is flown for recreational purposes in Syosset, New York. Bruce Bennett | Getty Images Talk about a special delivery. In the wee hours of April 19, a custom-made drone roughly the size of a washing machine lifted off from a neighborhood in southwestern Baltimore and whisked a human kidney to a nearby hospital,… Read More »

First man to sign up for head transplant bows out, but surgeon insists list of volunteers is still ‘quite long’

Having fallen head over heels in love, the first volunteer for a human head/body transplant has pulled out, saying he could not leave his new wife and baby boy for the months that surgery surely would have required. Valery Spiridonov, a 33-year-old Russian computer scientist who suffers from a devastating muscle wasting disease that has… Read More »