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MediSafe Releases 1st Medication Management App for Android Wear Smartwatches

July 8, 2014 10:54 am | by MediSafe | News | Comments

At Google’s I/O Developer Conference last month, MediSafe expanded its leading medication management platform to include wearables, becoming the first mobile health app on Google’s just-announced suite of Android Wear smartwatches. Users...

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3D-Printed Device Reads to the Blind in Real Time

July 8, 2014 10:43 am | by Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words. The so-called...

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Photos of the Day: Fingertip Reading Device for the Blind

July 8, 2014 10:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Reading is as easy as pointing the finger at text. Special software tracks the finger movement, identifies words and processes the information. The device has vibration motors that alert readers when they stray from the script, said Roy...

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New Smartphone App Offers Easy and Inexpensive Solution for Hearing Screening

July 8, 2014 9:57 am | by University of Pretoria | News | Comments

An article published in the International Journal of Audiology on 7 July 2014 reports on an innovative smartphone app that will make it easier and cheaper to screen people, including young children and the elderly, for hearing loss. The...

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Partial Knee Replacements for Arthritis Are Safer than Total Replacement

July 8, 2014 9:52 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

People undergoing partial knee replacement surgery, in which only the parts of the knee affected by osteoarthritis are removed, have fewer complications, are less likely to be re-admitted to hospital and less likely to die, the researchers...

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Significant Step Toward Blood Test for Alzheimer's

July 8, 2014 9:43 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

Scientists have identified a set of 10 proteins in the blood which can predict the onset of Alzheimer's, marking a significant step towards developing a blood test for the disease. There are currently no effective long-lasting drug treatments...

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FDA Clears NeuroMetrix Wearable Technology for Over-the-Counter Use in Treatment of Chronic Pain

July 8, 2014 9:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NeuroMetrix, Inc. has announced that its wearable technology for treatment of chronic pain received 510(k) clearance (K140333) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for over-the-counter use. The Company is in late stage development...

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Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Becomes an Independent, Stand-Alone Company

July 8, 2014 8:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) unveiled its newly expanded executive leadership team following the acquisition of the company by The Carlyle Group from Johnson & Johnson. In his first act as OCD Chairman and Chief Executive Officer...

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Cardiac Implant Medical Device Market Worth US$27 Billion by 2017

July 8, 2014 8:58 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The cardiac implant medical device market is forecasted to grow in single digit percent per year during 2010-2017 and is likely to exceed US$27 Billion by 2017. Growth in this sector is anticipated to grow despite continuing product recalls...

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Getting Started with Your Idea for a Medical Device

July 7, 2014 5:04 pm | by David Foshee, Principal Design Engineer, Gilero LLC | Gilero, LLC | Blogs | Comments

As a medical device design and development consultancy, Gilero has worked with a number of clients who have conceived of an idea for a new medical device on their own, and are interested in learning how to bring their concept to market... 

Time of Day Crucial to Accurately Test for Diseases

July 7, 2014 4:52 pm | by University of Surrey | News | Comments

A new study published today in the journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), has found that time of day and sleep deprivation have a significant effect on our metabolism. The finding could be crucial when looking at...

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The Robotic Exoskeleton Helping People Walk Again

July 7, 2014 3:55 pm | by Bloomberg | Videos | Comments

ReWalk Robotics CEO Larry Jasinski explains how the company's robotic system is helping people walk again. He speaks with Pimm Fox on "Taking Stock."                

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Eye-Tracking Wheelchair Helps the Severely Disabled Steer New Course

July 7, 2014 3:42 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Scientists in London have developed an algorithm-based decoder system that enables wheelchair users to move around simply by looking to where they wish to travel. The researchers at Imperial College London say the system is inexpensive and...

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Scientists Criticize Europe's $1.6B Brain Project

July 7, 2014 3:37 pm | by Frank Jordans and John-Thor Dahlburg, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dozens of neuroscientists are protesting Europe's $1.6 billion attempt to recreate the functioning of the human brain on supercomputers, fearing it will waste vast amounts of money and harm neuroscience in general. The 10-year Human Brain...

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Preventive Placement of ICDs for Less Severe Heart Failure May Improve Survival

July 7, 2014 3:20 pm | by JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association | News | Comments

An examination of the benefit of preventive placement of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) in patients with a less severe level of heart failure, a group not well represented in clinical trials, finds significantly better survival...

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