A compact heart monitor from GE Healthcare weighs just three kilograms, far less than today’s 29-kilogram versions. The device includes a phonelike keypad, a full-size color display, and diagnostic software. It received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this spring and will be sold here later in the year; the target market will be doctors’ offices and remote health-care clinics. The gadget is already used in rural India and China.
Courtesy of GE Healthcare
Product: MAC 800
Cost: approximately $2,500
Company: GE Healthcare
Other products in this section:
Does dark matter really cause skin cancer? Have a guess.
A far-out theory proposed earlier this year falls apart under closer examination, says a new study.
Years before CRISPR babies, this man was the first to edit human embryos
In 2015, an unknown Chinese scientist edited the DNA of human embryos. It was a step on an inexorable path to designer babies.
Despite CRISPR baby controversy, Harvard University will begin gene-editing sperm
Even as a furious debate broke out in China over gene-edited babies, some scientists in the US are also hoping to improve tomorrow’s children.