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Monitor Your Heart Rhythm Whenever, Wherever

August 14, 2013 3:21 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

SuperECG provides a 24-hour ECG examination for everyone. The HeartBug device is buttonless and the service functions completely online. The service has been developed by cardiologists and hardware and software designers. Now anyone can conduct a cardiac assessment that previously required a visit to a specialist.

Natus Neurology Incorporated Receives 510(k) & Health Canada Clearance And Launches New Electrodiagnostic System In U.S. & Canada

August 14, 2013 2:59 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Natus Neurology Incorporated, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA and Health Canada clearance for its new electrodiagnostic system, the UltraPro S100 EMG System. The UltraPro S100 is an EMG/Nerve Conduction device for monitoring and testing electrophysiologic and electrodiagnostic information from the human nervous and muscular system.

All Your Mammograms in Your Purse

August 14, 2013 2:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Storing a person's complete mammogram files on a sophisticated yet simple to use plug and play device gives diagnostic physicians the ability to view historical images along with the most recent allowing for a higher level of diagnosis. No longer does a women have to carry around years of records in plastic carrying bags etc.

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Brain Scans May Help Diagnose Dyslexia

August 14, 2013 11:24 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

About 10 percent of the U.S. population suffers from dyslexia, a condition that makes learning to read difficult. Dyslexia is usually diagnosed around second grade, but the results of a new study from MIT could help identify those children before they even begin reading, so they can be given extra help earlier.

Carestream and Buffalo Bills Kick off Collaboration Focusing on Early Detection of Traumatic Brain Injuries

August 14, 2013 8:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Carestream Health and the Buffalo Bills have entered into an agreement that will aid Carestream’s development of advanced medical imaging technology designed to help with earlier detection and monitoring of brain injuries. This partnership focuses on the need for new technology to help address key concerns in sports medicine, particularly those related to head injuries.

Ambient Backscatter Eliminates Power Needs for Wireless Device Communication

August 13, 2013 5:18 pm | by University of Washington | Videos | Comments

University of Washington engineers have created a new wireless communication system that allows devices to interact with each other without relying on batteries or wires for power. The new communication technique, which the researchers call “ambient backscatter,” takes advantage of the TV and cellular transmissions that already surround us around the clock.

Wireless Devices Go Battery-Free with New Communication Technique

August 13, 2013 5:13 pm | by Michelle Ma, University of Washington | News | Comments

University of Washington engineers have created a new wireless communication system that allows devices to interact with each other without relying on batteries or wires for power. The new communication technique, which the researchers call “ambient backscatter,” takes advantage of the TV and cellular transmissions that already surround us around the clock.

Rapid Changes with Portable Medical Devices

August 13, 2013 2:05 pm | by Kirk Barker, Electronic Product Manager, maxon motors | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Kirk Barker, electronic product manager at maxon motors, was a part of the staff written article, “Portability Is the Name of the Game.” He took time to present a full array of responses that were not able to be included in the article, so they are presented here.

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Alere MobileLink Receives FDA Clearance

August 13, 2013 12:08 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Alere Connect has been granted a 510(k) market clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the Alere MobileLink. The new product offering is one of Alere's connected device technologies designed to empower patients by allowing self-testing at home and delivering data quickly and seamlessly to clinical systems accessed by their healthcare providers.

Stopping Alzheimer Before the First Symptoms

August 13, 2013 11:14 am | by Ciência Viva - Agência Nacional para a Cultura Científica e Tecnológica | News | Comments

New research opens the door for the development of treatments capable of stopping Alzheimer’s disease before its first symptoms, that is to say before any crucial damage occurs. In fact, if AD is a devastating disorder, it is also an extremely slow one; it takes more than 10 years for the first symptoms to appear, making this preclinical period the ideal time to intervene.

More Accurate MS Diagnostics Possible

August 13, 2013 10:28 am | by KTH The Royal Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A group of proteins identified by researchers at Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology could play a role in helping multiple sclerosis patients get more accurate diagnostics about the severity and progress of their disease. Like other autoimmune diseases, MS is complex and difficult to cure or to mitigate.

FDA Clearance for Next Generation PillCam

August 13, 2013 10:13 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Given Imaging Ltd. has announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for the next generation PillCam, SB 3, to detect and monitor small bowel abnormalities associated with Crohn's disease, obscure gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding and iron deficiency anemia.

New Technologies, Business Models Emerging to Fix Trillion-Dollar Health Care Market

August 13, 2013 7:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Soaring health care costs across the globe, accompanied by growing demands from aging populations and emerging economies, are fueling technological and business innovation to address an emerging need in an industry worth trillions of dollars, according to Lux Research.

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Consumer Genetic Test Can Predict Your Drug Response

August 13, 2013 12:00 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Genome Liberty, a New Jersey-based startup, wants to provide a $99 test that will tell customers, based on their genetics, if they should take a nonstandard dose of a drug because their body will break it down faster or slower than most people. In some cases the test might suggest a particular drug someone should take or avoid.

Consumer Electronics Moving into Medical Devices

August 12, 2013 5:10 pm | by Vladimir Dreytser, Senior Staff Engineer, Intertek | Blogs | Comments

Vladimir Dreytser, senior staff engineer at Intertek, was a part of the staff written article, “Portability Is the Name of the Game.” He took time to present a full array of responses that were not able to be included in the article, so they are presented here.

A New Dimension in Diagnostics

August 12, 2013 12:29 pm | by Robert Kerner, R&D Manager, Grayhill | Grayhill, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Innovative control technology offers medical professionals and technicians the potential to do much more with diagnostic imaging equipment. This article looks at intuitive controls that can be used for radiological applications that offer an interface much closer to familiar consumer devices.

Final 12 Selected in Nokia’s XCHALLENGE Demonstrate Health Sensing Technology

August 12, 2013 11:32 am | by Nokia | News | Comments

XPRIZE and Nokia today announced the 12 finalist teams for the first competition in the $2.25 million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, two separate and consecutive competitions to advance innovative sensing technologies that capture meaningful data about a consumer’s health and surrounding environment.

Diagnostic Image Viewers Are Not All Created Equal

August 9, 2013 3:12 pm | by Pierre Lemire, President and CTO, Calgary Scientific | Blogs | Comments

Today, a diagnosis is now possible even if the medical professional isn't at their workstation, or even in the hospital at all. In fact, diagnostic images can be securely reviewed over smartphones, tablets, and laptops from any location in the world. The benefits of this flexibility are endless.

Telemedicine Consultations Significantly Improve Pediatric Care in Rural Emergency Rooms

August 9, 2013 12:16 pm | by University of California - Davis Health System | News | Comments

Telemedicine consultations with pediatric critical-care medicine physicians significantly improve the quality of care for seriously ill and injured children treated in remote rural emergency rooms, where pediatricians and pediatric specialists are scarce, a study by researchers at UC Davis Children's Hospital has found.

An Electric Therapy for Medical-Device Malware

August 9, 2013 12:00 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Hospital rooms beep and flash with many devices that are increasingly getting infected with malware. But for several reasons, these gadgets are often incompatible with commercial security software. Now, new technology developed by academic researchers could catch most malware on the devices just by noting subtle changes in their power consumption.

FDA Approves First Rapid Diagnostic Test to Detect both HIV-1 Antigen and HIV-1/2 Antibodies

August 8, 2013 3:13 pm | by Food and Drug Administration | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first rapid Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) test for the simultaneous detection of HIV-1 p24 antigen as well as antibodies to both HIV-1 and HIV-2 in human serum, plasma, and venous or fingerstick whole blood specimens.

Capturing Live Tumor Cells in the Blood

August 8, 2013 11:45 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Tumor cells circulating within a patient's bloodstream can carry cancer from a primary tumor site to distant sites of the body, spreading the disease. Now a team of researchers in China has developed a new microfluidic chip that can quickly and efficiently segregate and capture live circulating tumor cells from a patient's blood, with potential applications for cancer screenings and treatment assessments.

The Pulse: MRI-Safe Stimulator Implanted

August 8, 2013 10:27 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Welcome to the Pulse, brought to you by MDT TV. Today, we're implanting an MRI-safe spinal cord stimulator, sorting blood with a microchip, building robots out of biocompatible hydrogel, and making hydrogel move with light.           

GE, University of Washington to Develop 'Diagnostics-on-Demand' Device

August 8, 2013 9:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

You’ve heard of on-demand TV, now imagine on-demand medical diagnosis – anytime, anywhere in the world. Scientists at GE Global Research are working with a team based at the University of Washington to develop a new medical device, the size of a pack of playing cards, that can detect infectious disease by way of a simple nasal swab, in less than an hour.

Cancer Research Implies Future for Personalized Medicine

August 7, 2013 11:24 am | by The Journal of Visualized Experiments | News | Comments

The Journal of Visualized Experiments has published two new methods for scientists to study and treat tumor growth. The methods introduce a lab-born, human tissue structure with replicated human biochemistry – offering scientists the opportunity to grow, observe, and ultimately learn how to treat biopsied human tumor cells.

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