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Students in HST class collaborate to help blind boater sail solo

Four seniors in the Principles and Practices of Assistive Technology (PPAT) program, led by IMES Senior Lecturer Julie Greenberg, designed an audible device to help an MIT employee navigate on the water. This fall, a team of four students in MIT’s course 6.811 (Principles and Practices of Assistive Technology, or…

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Machine-learning system could aid critical decisions in sepsis care

Researchers from MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a predictive model that could guide clinicians in deciding when to give potentially life-saving drugs to patients being treated for sepsis in the emergency room. Sepsis is one of the most frequent causes of admission, and one of the most…

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“Hey,Charlie” app supports those struggling with opioids

In the spring of 2016, while Emily Lindemer was working toward her PhD at MIT, she was also struggling with something closer to home: watching someone she knew well fall in and out of recovery from opioid addiction. Like many people in recovery, Lindemer’s friend had his ups and downs….

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