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Free 3D Files Cut Design Time

January 8, 2014 4:10 pm | by MDT Staff | Hsi Sensing | Product Releases | Comments

HSI Sensing (Hermetic Switch, Inc.) has made 3D model files of their industry-leading lines of reed switches and proximity sensors available for free download from their website, hsisensing.com.

The Future of Wearable Computing in Healthcare

January 8, 2014 4:05 pm | by Jeremy Schroetter, Director - Program/Account Management, GlobalLogic | Blogs | Comments

Wearable computing devices have the potential to provide a significant impact on workflow, quality of care, access and driving positive outcomes, which are key success factors for a growing patient population. This technologies will enable...

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Analyst: More Opportunities for SMEs in Orthopedics Following FDA Approval of 3D-Printed Implant

January 8, 2014 3:47 pm | by GlobalData | News | Comments

More opportunities will be created for medical device SMEs in the 3D printing space following last year’s US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the first 3D-printed orthopedic implant – a patient-specific cranial device manufactured...

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Asleep During Brain Surgery: A Comfortable Alternative for Patients with Parkinson's Disease

January 8, 2014 3:42 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Parkinson's disease is a neurological disorder that affects the central nervous system and currently afflicts over one million people in North America, and more than five million people worldwide, according to the Michael J. Fox Foundation...

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How the Humble Hydrogel Became One of Humanity's Best Friends

January 8, 2014 3:35 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Most people probably haven't heard of hydrogels, but we are all surrounded by "hydrophilic" substances. Hydros is Greek for water; philia means love. A hydrophilic substance is attracted to water and tends to be dissolved by it. Among foods...

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Harmless Beauty Mark or Melanoma? A Painless New Way to Find Out

January 8, 2014 3:32 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Moles and freckles are common among fair-skinned people, and if they're in the right spot on the face, a mark or imperfection can look endearing and even sexy. Thanks to such "molerific" celebrities as Cindy Crawford, Goldie Hawn, Eva Mendes...

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Preclinical Study Suggests E-Cigarettes May Promote Lung Cancer in High-Risk Individuals

January 8, 2014 3:30 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

Exposing human lung cells with genetic mutations associated with high risk for lung cancer to the chemicals in electronic-cigarette (e-cigarette) vapor enhanced the cells’ cancerous behaviors, according to preliminary results presented here...

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Chemical Imaging Brings Cancer Tissue Analysis into the Digital Age

January 8, 2014 3:07 pm | by Sam Wong, Imperial College London | News | Comments

A new method for analyzing biological samples based on their chemical makeup is set to transform the way medical scientists examine diseased tissue. When tests are carried out on a patient’s tissue today, such as to look for cancer, the test...

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Scientists Make Your Stomach Turn Bright Green if You Have an Ulcer

January 8, 2014 2:49 pm | by University of Southern Denmark | News | Comments

Doctors may soon be able to diagnose stomach ulcers without taking tissue samples from the stomach. Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark now report to have developed a new, safer and noninvasive diagnostic technique for ulcers...

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SkinRex issued FDA warning letter

January 8, 2014 12:36 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Korean cosmetic medical device company SkinRex Co. is in hot water with the FDA after the federal watchdog agency issued a warning letter over the marketing of its Cavi-Lipo device. Seoul-based Skinrex is focused on skincare and weight issues...

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FDA to review Inspire Medical's sleep apnea implant

January 8, 2014 12:31 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Inspire Medical Systems is getting the FDA treatment, landing a date next month with the Anesthesiology & Respiratory Therapy Devices panel to undergo review of the company's implanted Inspire II Upper Airway Stimulator for treatment of...

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Photos of the Day: Continuous Non-Invasive Blood Pressure Monitoring at CES

January 8, 2014 12:24 pm | by Chris Fox, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The ViSi Mobile System is able to continuously measure and display all vital signs (ECG, Heart/Pulse Rate, SpO2, Blood Pressure (cuff-based and now also cuffless on a beat-to-beat basis), Respiration Rate, Skin Temperature) with monitoring...

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Report: Sensors in Home Healthcare Applications

January 8, 2014 11:43 am | by Yole Développement | News | Comments

From 2000 - 2050, the proportion of the world’s population aged 60 and over will grow from about 16% to 25% - an increase linked to a marked growth of chronic diseases (Alzheimer’s, diabetes, cancers, etc.). Healthcare systems’ rising costs...

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Rehabilitation Robots, Active Prostheses, and Exoskeletons: Report for 2014 to 2020

January 8, 2014 11:29 am | by Transparency Market Research | News | Comments

Rehabilitation robot market size at $43.3 million is expected grow dramatically to reach $1.8 billion by 2020. Market growth is a result of the effectiveness of robotic treatment of muscle difficulty. The usefulness of the rehabilitation...

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Vitals Predicts the Top 5 Health Care Consumer Trends for 2014

January 8, 2014 11:06 am | by Mitch Rothschild, CEO, Vitals | News | Comments

The health care industry has never made fast changes. But with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and the advent of the empowered online health care consumer, there are a number of ways that the system is poised for transformation...

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