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Can Wearable Technology Predict Mortality Risk?

Daily Beast (October 21, 2022)

A new study by University of Illinois Computer Science Professor Bruce Schatz and colleagues shows that measurements taken with wrist-worn motion sensors can be used to predict one’s mortality risk up to five years later. The researchers hope that one day motion detection systems in smartphones can be used to survey patient health without the need for in-person doctor visits.

Smartphone Device Detects Zika Virus

SYFY Wire (August 6, 2022)

We’re paying attention to how smartphones, devices and apps can help us detect and reduce the spread of diseases. Enrique Valera, Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois and colleagues have developed a device that clips onto a smartphone and can detect and analyze diseases in real time.

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