With 3D Printing, It’s Love at First Touch for These Parents-To-Be
With the help of this doctor and ultrasound technology, this visually impaired family was able to ‘meet’ their son before he was born. Without the gift of sight, pregnancy can be a very different experience. Ana Paula Silveira and her husband, Alvaro Zermiani, are both visually impaired, and thought they would have to guess what their baby would look like. However, with GE Healthcare’s ultrasound technology and 3D printing, they got the opportunity not only to monitor they baby’s development
Code City: Chicago Is Becoming a City of Coders
More investment may cement this city’s status as the Silicon Valley of the Midwest “I remember the first time I wrote a simulation program in c++ in college… I was hooked,” says Madhuri Sebastian. This talk is code for – code – and is a language that may soon be heard a lot more frequently on the streets of Chicago. The city in the U.S. Midwest once better known as the “Windy City” and for meat in a tube may
Little Meals, Huge Impact: Preemie Nutrition Is More Advanced Than Ever
This device promotes early development of eating skills in newborns and infants born prematurelyIn December 2016, Kasa and David Schroer were expecting their first child. Kasa was 28 weeks pregnant at the time and was experiencing a smooth pregnancy. She and her husband were starting to put up the Christmas decorations in their home, hoping for a calm and relaxing holiday season. However, their son had other plans. On December 9, Kasa’s amniotic sack ruptured, and she was rushed in
The Startup That Fast-Tracked Treatment For Heart Attacks – And Their Own Path To Success
Helping doctors in India detect heart complications within minutes of a patient’s arrival In 2014, 5 million people in India suffered heart attacks, and 3 million of those people didn’t live. The likelihood of surviving a heart attack is more than 80% if treatment is received within the first two hours. But in India, the average time to treatment is more than six hours. While heart attacks can be detected by a quick and inexpensive test called an ECG, most
What it Takes to Work In a Magnet Factory
Meet two employees who help to make superconducting magnets for MRI machines at the growing Florence, SC plant. Florence, S.C., situated about 100 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, is home to GE Healthcare’s magnet facility, a key component of MRI machines. With 30-year roots in South Carolina, 350 employees represent Florence County’s seventh largest industrial employer. The skills in Florence range from high-skilled welders to advanced technicians to assemblers and engineers who boast an average tenure of over two decades.
Heads up: The NFL and GE partner to advance understanding and treatment of concussions
A collaborative project to make concussion diagnosis faster and more reliable, improving treatment for TBI. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that 2.5 million traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occurred in 2010, and many experts believe this number is substantially underestimated. Concussions contribute to about a third of all injury-related deaths, according to the CDC. Yet our understanding of concussions and how the brain works is still limited, and doctors’ ability to quickly diagnose and treat concussions is imperfect.