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Open Innovation in the Healthcare Field

April 20, 2015 8:30 am | by Robert Grajewski, President, Edison Nation Medical | Comments

The automobile, software and telecommunications industries actively practice open innovation — and have for quite some time. It makes sense, then, that the healthcare design industry follow suit, particularly now that the Affordable Care Act continues...

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FDA and CMS Form Task Force on LDT Quality Requirements

April 17, 2015 12:15 pm | by Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D. and Patrick H. Conway, MD, MSc | Comments

Health care providers and their patients expect that laboratory tests used in clinical management of patients should be consistent and of high quality. Under FDA’s proposed framework for the oversight of laboratory developed tests (LDTs)...

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Why Has Remote Patient Monitoring Been So Slow to Adopt?

April 17, 2015 9:53 am | by Peter Ianace, Principal, Sensogram Technologies, Inc. | Comments

Patients, providers, and insurers all have a vested interest in improving the health care system. Remote patient monitoring is the most logical place to start. We all agree that prevention is the most efficient way to shift the cost curve, improve...

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MRI Machine Helps Crack Medical Mystery

April 16, 2015 10:18 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Comments

Medtech continues to help researchers in a number of ways in the development of advanced medical technologies, pharmaceutical solutions, and unlocking the secrets of the human body. Recent news reveals that it’s once again lending a hand...

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MedTech Memoirs: The Pacemaker

April 15, 2015 8:30 am | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Comments

The pacemaker’s journey begins in 1932 with American physiologist Albert Hyman. Hyman dubbed his invention the “artificial pacemaker,” a moniker that has stuck with the device to this very day. The behemoth was operated by a hand crank...

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Dr. Watson Takes on Diabetes, but Medtronic Is Still Chief-of-Staff

April 14, 2015 3:15 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Comments

Today, I’m specifically looking at the announcement made by Medtronic that has the company joining forces with IBM and Watson to enhance the treatment of diabetes. The expected result is personalized diabetes management solutions that...

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Listen to Your Heart, Without the Extra Noise

April 13, 2015 2:51 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Comments

With its PURE EP System, BioSig endeavors to remove the extraneous non-biologic “noise” that often plagues traditional methods of ECG and intracardiac recording, in order to receive a clear signal - devoid of any noise that the heart itself is not making...

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Prototype Early and Often in the Design Process

April 13, 2015 8:30 am | by EG Gilero | Comments

Faster and cheaper prototyping speeds for the iterative design process helps the engineers learn and develop the product more quickly. This works for several different levels of prototypes, starting with better SLA materials and moving through...

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3D Images that You Can Feel

April 10, 2015 3:20 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Comments

Unfortunately, the laws of physics aren’t too keen on holographic projections being composed of actual touchable matter. The British company Ultrahaptics seems to have found a way around this. They’re developing a prototype for haptic technology...

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Developing a Do-It-Yourself-Pancreas

April 10, 2015 8:30 am | by Charles Settles, Product Analyst, TechnologyAdvice | Comments

Diabetes, the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S., receives the 37th-most research funding, according to the NIH. Seeing little progress, some diabetics are taking matters into their own hands. Health IT is one of the fastest growing...

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Providing Timely Patient Access to High-Quality, Safe and Effective Medical Devices

April 9, 2015 11:19 am | by Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D. | Comments

We know that patients with life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating conditions lack treatment and diagnostic options. For these patients, earlier access to promising new devices is critically important. At the same time, delayed access may...

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Diabetes Won't Keep This IndyCar Driver Out of the Race

April 8, 2015 4:50 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Comments

I couldn’t imagine driving a racecar like IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball does. My nerves couldn’t handle it. I tense up enough already pushing eighty on the highway – but driving two hundred miles an hour? All the while navigating the curve...

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Developing Peripheral Devices for Your Brain

April 8, 2015 10:59 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Comments

I hope a day will come when medical device designers seek to ask, "What ELSE can we do with this device that may go beyond the 'normal' limitations of a person." Who knows what that could bring in terms of new capabilities, new experiences...

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Prototypes Allow Subjective Testing for Non-Engineers and Engineers Alike

April 8, 2015 8:30 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Stratasys, Inc. | Comments

Digital design/simulation and physical expression are complementary to each other. Software cuts down the cost and time of testing concepts, interrogating strength, optimizing design, and searching for complex interactions that physical prototypes...

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Recharging Medical Devices in a Minute

April 7, 2015 3:05 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Comments

When it comes to developing a portable medical device, one of the constant challenges for design engineers is determining a suitable power source. The list of concerns that can be associated with the battery in a medical device can include...

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