Topic List : Technology

  • Following footsteps to obesity clues

    Stanford researchers collected motion data from smartphones as a way to measure activity across hundreds of thousands of people to help figure out why obesity is a bigger problem in some countries than others.


  • Supersize your ideas at the HIVE

    A room featuring a 10-by-24-foot ultra-high-resolution display can be reserved by university faculty and staff for uses such as interactive instruction, teleconferences, collaborative data analysis and thesis defenses.


  • Virtual tour of the brain

    Stanford Medicine is using a new software system that combines imaging from MRIs, CT scans and angiograms to create a three-dimensional model that physicians and patients can see and manipulate — just like a virtual reality game.


  • Center for Digital Health awards first grants

    The grant-winning projects are designed to study whether creative uses of the Apple Watches can achieve meaningful health care outcomes.


  • How accurate are fitness devices?

    A Stanford inquiry into the accuracy of seven wristband activity monitors showed that six out of seven devices measured heart rate within 5 percent. None, however, measured energy expenditure well.


  • Wearable monitor can diagnose disease

    A wearable sensor developed by Stanford researchers can diagnose diseases by measuring molecular constituents of sweat, such as chloride ions and glucose.


  • 3-D bladder reconstruction

    Researchers used advanced computer imaging technology to create a three-dimensional computer reconstruction of a patient’s bladder. The technique, which works on any hollow organ, could help doctors locate tumors or other disorders and prepare for surgery.


  • Virtual reality helps surgery

    Gina Milner’s successful surgery, the first at Packard Children’s to use the new imaging technology, is one of many examples of how virtual-reality techniques are now helping patients.


  • Fast, brain-controlled typing achieved

    In a Stanford-led research report, three participants with movement impairment controlled an onscreen cursor simply by imagining their own hand movements.


  • Listening to the brain

    Stanford engineers and neurosurgeons have worked together to develop an experimental technology that could one day allow people with paralysis to affect the world around them using only their minds.