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New Technique for Monitoring Physical Activity of Hemophilia Patients

November 26, 2014 1:13 pm | by Universitat de València | News | Comments

The research group Intelligent Data Analysis Laboratory from the School of Engineering Universitat de València and a team of scientists at the Faculty of Physiotherapy led by Professor Felipe Querol have set up an innovative project for monitoring...

Fitness Devices Forecasted to Dominate Wearables Market until 2018

November 26, 2014 12:46 pm | by Juniper Research | White Papers

A new report by Juniper Research has found that fitness wearables in-use will almost treble by 2018, compared to an estimated 19 million in-use devices this year. Juniper expects fitness to remain the dominant wearables segment until that time, driven by intuitive...

Touch Sensor Technology Revolutionizes Patient Care

November 26, 2014 12:31 pm | by Zytronic | News | Comments

Touchscreen manufacturer Zytronic’s large format, highly robust projected capacitive products have been specified for another innovative application - this time within the medical sector. Through its Benelux based distribution partner Telerex, the company...

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First FDA-Approved Stool DNA Screening Test Gains Support

November 26, 2014 12:14 pm | by Exact Sciences Corp. | News | Comments

Exact Sciences Corp. announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued its final payment decision regarding Cologuard and will reimburse it at $502 per test. Cologuard is the first and only FDA-approved noninvasive stool...

Army Researchers Win $500K in Head Health Challenge

November 26, 2014 12:08 pm | by Joyce P. Brayboy, U.S. Army Research Laboratory | News | Comments

Army Soldier-protection experts at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have received a $500,000 grant from the NFL, Under Armour and GE's Head Health Challenge II initiative that will assist its research to protect against brain injury ... 

New Breakthrough in Flexible Electronics

November 26, 2014 11:06 am | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | News | Comments

Flexible electronics have been touted as the next generation in electronics in various areas, ranging from consumer electronics to bio-integrated medical devices. In spite of their merits, insufficient performance of organic materials arising from inherent...

Brain-Computer Interface Devices to Bring Us into the Future

November 26, 2014 10:48 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

Addressing regulators, members of industry, and other stakeholders, Jennifer French delivered a powerful message about those requiring brain–computer interface (BCI) devices to treat paralysis and other neurological conditions: “We are not patients..."

Robots Join the Healthcare Team

November 26, 2014 10:07 am | by Georgia Tech | News | Comments

Ten years ago, Evans suffered a stroke that left him with limited mobility. Over the past two years, he’s been working with Kemp, an associate professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University...

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Saving Your Skin

November 26, 2014 9:56 am | by Will Martin, Proto Labs | Articles | Comments

Modern science has allowed surgeons to fix the human body amazingly fast, yet leave behind only small traces that repairs were performed. One of the more commonly used methods to achieve this is by  a minimally invasive technique called laparoscopic surgery...

A MedTech Thanksgiving Tale

November 26, 2014 8:30 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

Not so long ago, the collective nations of the medtech Native Americans co-existed in relative peace in a land far from all others. Sure, there was the occasional squabble between tribes, while other times, one tribe would absorb a smaller tribe into...

Demand for Orthopedic Braces Remains Steady

November 25, 2014 5:26 pm | by GlobalData | News | Comments

With only 10.5% of US patients with osteoarthritis of the knee opting for surgery in 2013, a percentage that has not increased in 10 years, medical device manufacturers are working to meet the clear demand for solutions that delay unwanted surgery...

Gates Foundation to Help Accelerate Ebola Treatments

November 25, 2014 5:13 pm | by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | News | Comments

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it will be supporting efforts in Guinea and other Ebola-affected countries to scale up the production and evaluation of convalescent plasma and other convalescent blood products as potential therapies...

The Top 10 Health Technology Hazards of 2015

November 25, 2014 5:06 pm | by ECRI Institute | News | Comments

What could possibly go wrong in hospitals? Many things, according to ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care. Hazards caused by medical technology are a prime example—because hazards can lead...

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Photos of the Day: Google's Spoon Steadies Tremors

November 25, 2014 4:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Built with hundreds of algorithms, these specially designed spoons make it much easier for people with tremors and Parkinson’s Disease to eat without spilling. The spoons sense a shaking hand and make instant adjustments to stay balanced ...

Steadying Tremors with 'Liftware' Spoon

November 25, 2014 3:48 pm | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. But these spoons (don't call them spoogles) are a bit more than your basic utensil: Using hundreds of algorithms, they allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson's...

Dissolvable Wireless Electronic Implants Fight Bacteria

November 25, 2014 3:42 pm | by Tufts University | News | Comments

Researchers at Tufts University, in collaboration with a team at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, have demonstrated a resorbable electronic implant that eliminated bacterial infection in mice by delivering heat to infected...

DNA Delivery from a Hybrid Vehicle

November 25, 2014 3:18 pm | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

A new hybrid vehicle is under development. Its performance isn’t measured by the distance it travels, but rather the delivery of its cargo: vaccines that contain genetically engineered DNA to fight HIV, cancer, influenza and other maladies...

Device Promises to Ease Mammography Discomfort

November 25, 2014 2:03 pm | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a new device that may result in more comfortable mammography for women. According to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, standardizing the pressure applied...

Artificial Limbs with More Natural Movement Now within Reach

November 25, 2014 12:47 pm | by UC San Francisco | News | Comments

Providing Simple Neural Signals to Brain Implants Could Stand In for Body’s Own Feedback System In new research that brings natural movement by artificial limbs closer to reality, UC San Francisco scientists have shown that monkeys can learn simple brain...

3D Online Tool Targets Ebola

November 25, 2014 12:31 pm | by Johns Hopkins | News | Comments

Johns Hopkins biomedical engineers have developed a free, browser-based online tool that could speed up the creation of new drugs to treat or prevent Ebola virus infections. The software, called MuPIT Ebola Edition, enables a researcher...

The Global Rise of 'Smart Health'

November 25, 2014 12:14 pm | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

Mobile phones and smart devices will have a large role to play in improving access to healthcare and involving patients more in their own treatment, a leading Oxford University academic has said in a lecture in New Delhi. Solving the large challenges...

SIDS Cases Found to Have Common Brain Abnormality

November 25, 2014 11:14 am | by NIH | News | Comments

NIH-supported researchers find abnormality in brain area influencing breathing, heart functions More than 40 percent of infants in a group who died of sudden infant death syndrome were found to have an abnormality in a key part of the brain...

Rethinking the Wheelchair

November 25, 2014 11:08 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Based on an original design for use in developing countries, new Freedom Chair is specially designed for U.S. and European markets. Global Research Innovation and Technology, an MIT MechE spinoff started by Tish Scolnik ’10, Mario Bollini ’09 SM ’12...

Designing a Wearable Brain Imaging Helmet

November 25, 2014 10:45 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

GE scientists are working on a wearable, high-resolution imaging “helmet” that would allow doctors to observe the brain on the cellular level. The portable device could also allow doctors to study motor activity in the brain, since patients will be...

Large Biological Circuits Made Practical with New Device

November 25, 2014 10:38 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers have made great progress in recent years in the design and creation of biological circuits -- systems that, like electronic circuits, can take a number of different inputs and deliver a particular kind of output. But while individual components...

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