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Wearable Device Punishes You for Slouching

November 14, 2014 12:58 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, ECN | Blogs | Comments

One of the first skills they teach you in the military — if you haven’t mastered it already — is correct posture. If you slouch, a loud, angry man with a Smoky Bear hat will give you a gentle reminder to stand up straight. But even the United States Military stops short....

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Dyneema Purity Fiber-Based Heart Valve Undergoes Successful Study

November 14, 2014 11:18 am | by DSM | News | Comments

DSM announced results from a recently completed in vivo study conducted in conjunction with University Medical Center Utrecht in The Netherlands. The study, examining the use of woven heart valve structures made entirely out of DSM’s...

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Ambulance Drone Increases Chances of Survival of Cardiac Arrest Patients

November 14, 2014 10:47 am | by TU Delft | News | Comments

Graduate student Alec Momont of TU Delft has designed an unmanned, autonomously navigating mini airplane that can quickly deliver a defibrillator to where it is needed. A network of such drones could significantly increase the chance of survival...

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Sanitizing Ebola Waste with Electron Beams

November 14, 2014 10:29 am | by Texas A&M AgriLife | Videos | Comments

Dr. Suresh D. Pillai electron beam technology could do a safer, better and 'greener' job of sanitizing ebola virus contaminated equipment and wastewater.                 

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Is There a Better Way to Sanitize for Ebola?

November 14, 2014 10:24 am | by Texas A&M AgriLife | News | Comments

Dr. Suresh D. Pillai doesn’t want to sensationalize the use of electron beam technology by solely talking about using it to sanitize ebola virus contaminated equipment and wastewater. However, he said, it could be much safer and more cost effective...

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Wearable Tech for Patients at Risk of Heart Attacks

November 14, 2014 10:13 am | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

Troops and civilians will get personalized health alerts via a wearable system that Sentient Science and the University at Buffalo are creating Wearable devices can count the steps you take and the calories you burn. But can they help soldiers in the field?...

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Bucking the 2014 Healthcare Trends

November 14, 2014 7:30 am | by Emily Cross, Ph.D, Director of Media and Communication, TecMed, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

A quick Google search of 2014 trending topics in health care will introduce you to a not-too-surprising barrage of themes covering the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”, or “Obamacare”), wearable devices and the secure...

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6 Things to Tell Your Piezoceramics Supplier

November 14, 2014 7:30 am | by Russell Petrucci, Director of Business Development, and Roger Nessen, Development Manager; Exelis Electronic Systems | Articles | Comments

Any technology that supports the delivery of medical care must be designed to the highest possible standards of quality and efficacy. To device makers, this is obvious. What is often less obvious is just how challenging it can be for a company...

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Breakthrough in EEG Monitoring Systems for Home Monitoring

November 13, 2014 5:05 pm | by imec | News | Comments

At next week’s Neuroscience 2014, held Nov. 15-19 in Washington, D.C.), nanoelectronics research center imec and Holst Centre will present their next-generation wireless electroencephalography (EEG) headset achieving increased EEG data quality...

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W.L Gore Begins Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Study

November 13, 2014 4:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates announced that Pierre Galvagni Silveira, MD, PhD, from the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Florianopolis, Brazil, enrolled the first two patients in the Gore Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Clinical Study. This initial feasibility study...

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Cutting-Edge Femtosecond Laser Technology Treats Cataracts

November 13, 2014 4:04 pm | by Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary | News | Comments

Patients choosing cataract surgery at Massachusetts Eye and Ear may now elect to have laser-assisted cataract surgery with the femtosecond LensSx Laser. The hospital is one of the few in New England to offer the advanced technology, which enables surgeons...

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Electrical Stimulation Aids Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

November 13, 2014 4:00 pm | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | News | Comments

When individuals suffer a spinal cord injury, paralysis is only a part of the major impact on quality of life. Often they also lose bladder control, which frequently causes infections that can lead to kidney damage. To address this problem, scientists used...

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Virtual Reality Offers Psychological Therapy

November 13, 2014 3:40 pm | by University College London | News | Comments

Self-compassion can be learned using avatars in an immersive virtual reality, finds new research led by UCL. This innovative approach reduced self-criticism and increased self-compassion and feelings of ...       

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Telemedicine in High Demand, Despite Hurdles

November 13, 2014 3:26 pm | by Foley & Lardner | News | Comments

Health care providers are actively pursuing telemedicine advancements despite reimbursement and regulatory challenges, according to a new survey of senior health care executives released today by Foley & Lardner LLP. “The smartest thing organizations can do..."

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Infographic: Telemedicine Vitals

November 13, 2014 1:50 pm | by Foley & Lardner | News | Comments

Telemedicine is not a distant possibility; it is here and in play now. The vast majority of leaders (90 percent) report that their organizations have already begun developing or implementing a telemedicine program. Most also say that offering meaningful telemedicine services...       

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