SmartPlanet stories related to the diagnosis, treatment and medical prevention of disease, injury or impairment, as well as the institutions, systems and policy that enable and deliver it.
Let's not abandon the U.S. patent system because of lawsuits, IBM Chief Patent Counsel Manny W. Schecter says.
Sponsored | 2 | January 11, 2013 6:26am |
From gaming applications to fitness accessories, the potential consumer applications for motion-capture technology are quite literally limitless.
4 | January 2, 2013 3:07am |
In the past decade Africa trails only South Asia as the region with the largest mobile growth rate.
4 | December 27, 2012 2:38pm |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about innovation in healthcare.
3 | December 14, 2012 12:58am |
Will we see commercial mind reading, an end to the digital divide and junk mail becoming priority mail in the next five years?
December 13, 2012 3:21am |
Demand for software developers is through the roof, and organizations are also seeking financial and marketing types to propel the business.
2 | December 11, 2012 3:14pm |
If you're male and live in the United States, your chances look pretty slim.
3 | December 11, 2012 2:56am |
IBM has announced advances in using light instead of electrical signals to transmit information for future computing, which means Big Data limitations may soon be a thing of the past.
December 10, 2012 3:28am |
A recent project to retrofit low-income housing produced an unforeseen result: emergency room visits among residents who were helped fell by 67 percent.
11 | December 7, 2012 5:32am |
The serial entrepreneur's latest venture, Vitals, is writing a new prescription for the way U.S. consumers choose doctors or dentists.
December 6, 2012 3:00am |
A new report suggests that the healthcare analytics market may be worth $10.8 billion by 2017.
2 | December 4, 2012 4:20am |
The Supreme Court will make the decision as to whether human genes can be patented.
30 | December 3, 2012 5:19am |
According to reports, a former Microsoft manager intends to launch a premium marijuana business in Washington.
7 | December 3, 2012 4:17am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about healthcare systems worldwide.
November 30, 2012 1:13am |
Has the 3D printing revolution gone retail, or is Staples now in the contract manufacturing business? The lines are increasingly blurring between manufacturers, retailers, and software publishers.
2 | November 29, 2012 3:16pm |
General Electric begins its march to an "Industrial Internet" revolution with sensor-laden services for railroads, airplanes, hospitals, utilities and manufacturers.
November 29, 2012 7:20am |
Intelligent, connected, smart machines and a persistent industrial drive toward productivity gains will usher in a "revolution" worth some $15 trillion, GE CEO Jeff Immelt writes.
3 | November 28, 2012 7:08am |
Improvements to the Argus II eye implant could help blind people "see" Braille.
November 24, 2012 2:09pm |
Delta Air Lines is riding high after making a series of savvy decisions to out-maneuver carrier competitors.
November 16, 2012 11:42am |
China, India and Brazil will be the most competitive nations in the world when it comes to manufacturing over the next five years, topping the U.S., Germany and Japan.
November 16, 2012 9:46am |