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How to Trick a Fitness Tracker

January 27, 2015 9:01 am | News | Comments

Basketball drills, passing fads, and how to trick a fitness tracker – fitness trackers are good at tracking steps on a walk, but not so much at tracking how many calories someone burns, said a study begun by the American Council on Exercise...

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Brain-to-Brain Communication has Arrived: How We Did It

January 27, 2015 9:00 am | Videos | Comments

You may remember neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis — he built the brain-controlled exoskeleton that allowed a paralyzed man to kick the first ball of the 2014 World Cup. What’s he working on now? Building ways for two minds (rats and monkeys...

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Next-Gen Home-Use Products Require Small, High-Performing Sensors

January 27, 2015 8:47 am | Honeywell Sensing And Control | Blogs | Comments

Medical equipment, driven by patient convenience and cost reduction, is moving from the hospital to the home. In addition, typical home-use products, like CPAP machines are becoming smaller and more sophisticated. In a hospital or clinical...

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Canadian Space Tech to Help Sick Children

January 27, 2015 8:39 am | News | Comments

Not much rivals the dexterity of a good surgeon's hands. But humans being humans, fatigue or even tremors after a long day at the hospital can make things challenging, especially when operating on small children. That is why Toronto's...   

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Getting Inside: Implantables and Technologies that Deliver Them

January 27, 2015 8:30 am | Ximedica, Interface Catheter Solutions, Bal Seal Engineering, Inc., Avalon Laboratories, LLC | Articles | Comments

There are several significant drivers of innovation in the medical device space. Miniaturization is certainly a major one, while moving technology out of the hospital and enabling it to be used at home and on the go is another. In addition, there...

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Finding Some "Sense" in 2015

January 27, 2015 8:30 am | Blogs | Comments

During 2015, sensors will continue to be a driving force for innovative medical devices. We will see advances in chemical sensors, especially "lab on a chip," and paper-based sensors. Driven by faster analysis time and extremely small fluid...

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Wireless Minute: Smart Shoes Send Real-Time Data to Runners Via Smartphone

January 27, 2015 8:30 am | Videos | Comments

Athletic shoemaker, Altra, and wearable technology company, iFit, are teaming up to create a smart shoe for runners. The new Altra Halo shoe is integrated with sensors that measure a runner’s gait (cadence, foot strike zone and...

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Medtronic Completes Acquisition of Covidien

January 26, 2015 5:31 pm | News | Comments

Medtronic plc, a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions, announced today that it has successfully completed the previously announced acquisition of Covidien plc. Under the terms of the acquisition agreement, Medtronic...

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Performance Embedded Computer

January 26, 2015 4:55 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc. now offers a modular, high performance embedded computer packaged for applications in demanding mobile environments. The modular COM Express-based computer includes a Cisco-certified routing engine complete...

Electrical Safety Analyzer

January 26, 2015 12:58 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The 19032 series combines Hipot, Insulation Resistance (IR), Ground Bond (GB), Leakage Current (LC)/AC LC/DC LC and Dynamic Function Tests. Savings can be up to 50% of production line space, by not purchasing several safety test instruments. The 19032 is able to increase the efficiency of electrical safety testing during manufacturing and reduce associated labor costs.

Bioresorbable Elastomer

January 26, 2015 12:17 pm | Secant Medical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Regenerez is a next-generation bioresorbable elastomer made with poly(glycerol sebacate) (PGS) in a coating formulation provides considerable benefits to biomedical structures. Coating a partially or fully resorbable structure with PGS can improve coating biocompatibility by promoting tissue in-growth, enabling controlled drug release, and solving compliance mismatch issues with bodily tissue....

This Neurostimulator Makes People Cry

January 26, 2015 11:11 am | News | Comments

A Stanford University fellow developed implantable neurostimulators to create tears for people who suffer from dry eye. The devices, a little larger than a fingernail, work in pairs. One is inserted into the mucous membrane in the...

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How Needs Characterization Helps OEMs Win the Wearables Race

January 26, 2015 10:46 am | Insight Product Development | Articles | Comments

The medtech wearables space is an incredibly exciting example of healthcare innovation that’s moving directly into the hands of patients. However, due to a lack of a comprehensive design period for many devices, high abandon rates among... 

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Cochlear Implant Users Can Still Feel the Beat in Music

January 26, 2015 10:29 am | News | Comments

People who use cochlear implants for profound hearing loss do respond to certain aspects of music, contrary to common beliefs and limited scientific research, says a research team headed by an investigator at Georgetown University Medical...

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Using Your Thoughts to Control Wireless Devices

January 26, 2015 10:15 am | News | Comments

British company Flexctrl Ltd. is crowdfunding a headset designed to enable users to control wireless devices with brain activity. The indiegogo campaign, which began on Dec. 23, has raised £741 ($1,112) out of its £125,000 ($187,000) goal as of...

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