Advertisement
Medical Design Technology
Subscribe to Medical Design Technology

The Lead

We Should Be Ashamed of Lowering Standards

April 28, 2015 8:30 am | by Emily Cross, Ph.D., Director of Media and Communication, TecMed Inc. | Blogs | Comments

As higher education appears to be at a perilous tipping point in terms of creating quality, meaningful and effective learning environments, the crossover into the healthcare and medical device environments is astounding. Let me explain...

Photos of the Day: Brain Implant-Controlled Robots

April 24, 2015 4:17 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

For the first time since her paralysis, Cathy Hutchinson was able to pick up a bottle of coffee...

4 Awesome Technologies Featured at WIRED Health 2015

April 24, 2015 3:03 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Back in December 2014, Intel announced that it was working with Stephen Hawking to create a new...

What’s Needed to Achieve Scalable Production of Tissues

April 24, 2015 10:55 am | by Lauralyn McDaniel, Industry Manager, Medical, SME | Blogs | Comments

Producing or growing tissues that could avoid the immune response of donor tissues sounds far-...

View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

4 Technologies Enhancing the Hospital Experience

April 24, 2015 9:42 am | by University of California - San Francisco | News | Comments

Personalized digital media walls. Push-button, custom dinner orders. Robot deliveries. This isn’t a futuristically imagined hospital from “The Jetsons.” It’s all part of UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, where technological touches aren’t...

Might Consumer and MedTech Collaborations Win the Day?

April 23, 2015 2:31 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

While the traditional medical device OEMs are still focused on improving technologies and making healthcare devices more effective and efficient, they seem to be mired in a world of incremental innovation. Meanwhile, grabbing headlines and...

Predicting the Future: Continuous Vital Sign Monitoring

April 23, 2015 11:20 am | by Peter Ianace, Principal, Sensogram Technologies Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Big data, analytics, algorithms, the “Internet of Things” and even the “Internet of Humans” are some of the hottest buzzwords that are popping up across industries. The connected world is creating a mountain of data that begs to be analyzed...

Advertisement

MedTech Memoirs: Artificial Limbs

April 22, 2015 2:55 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Believe it or not, the earliest recorded use of an artificial limb dates back to the book of Vedas from Sanksrit, India, believed to have been written between 3,500 and 1,800 B.C. It describes Queen Vishpla, an Indian warrior queen, who...

Photos of the Day: Video Game Helps Diagnose Tuberculosis

April 22, 2015 10:03 am | by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid | News | Comments

Every week, people around the world play over 3 billion hours of videogames. What if, instead of shooting aliens or stealing cars, playing these games helped diagnose diseases? This opportunity is the foundation of TuberSpot, an online game that...

Blue Man Group Lends a Hand to MedTech Design

April 21, 2015 11:10 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Not long ago, Robert Downey Jr. (or Tony Stark…or Ironman) helped deliver a bionic arm to a young boy, Alex Pring. It was a great “feel-good” story and the boy seemed pretty pleased with his new prosthetic. Then, earlier this month, Blue Man Group...

Device Control at Your Fingertips

April 20, 2015 3:01 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

There’s an interesting underlying paradox in device development – the more functions a gadget is able to perform, the more simplistic its interface must become. After all, what use is a tricorder going to be if it isn’t user friendly? It would...

Open Innovation in the Healthcare Field

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

Advertisement

Why Has Remote Patient Monitoring Been So Slow to Adopt?

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

MRI Machine Helps Crack Medical Mystery

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

MedTech Memoirs: The Pacemaker

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

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 | Blogs | 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...

Listen to Your Heart, Without the Extra Noise

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

Advertisement

3 Keys to Medical Device Development Excellence

April 13, 2015 11:29 am | by Mohan Ponnudurai, Industry Solution Director, Sparta Systems, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Some of the future-looking technological developments in medicine, including surgeries enabled by virtual reality, remote surgery, needle free treatments and even electronic aspirin, all have the same mission in mind – to deliver the highest level...

Prototype Early and Often in the Design Process

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

3D Images that You Can Feel

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

Circulatory Support Without Surgery

April 10, 2015 11:11 am | by Omar Benavides, Ph.D., Senior Product Development Engineer, Procyrion, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Heart failure accounts for 3.6 million hospitalizations, 300,000 deaths, and $35 billion in annual healthcare costs in the US alone. More than 3 million heart failure patients currently suffer from chronic fatigue and painful swelling while...

Photos of the Day: Training Young Physicians in Robotic Surgery

April 10, 2015 9:33 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

UCLA’s Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology and Surgical Science Laboratory are holding UCLA’s first-ever, grand scale robotic surgical training sessions. In this photo, instructors monitor trainees in robotic surgery...

Developing a Do-It-Yourself-Pancreas

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

9 NIH-Funded Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics Projects

April 9, 2015 3:55 pm | by National Institutes of Health | News | Comments

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded more than $11 million in first-year funding for nine research projects supporting enhanced diagnostics to rapidly detect...

New Memories Breaking the Gamma Barrier for Medical Consumables

April 9, 2015 10:25 am | by Nathan Sharp, Business Manager, Maxim Integrated | Articles | Comments

Today’s medical instruments and their supporting equipment often incorporate single-use consumable sensors, cables, probes, and/or other peripherals to ensure sterility before making contact with the patient. In many cases these consumables...

Photos of the Day: Warming Hypothermic Infants in Developing Countries

April 9, 2015 9:14 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University students have built a unique incubator for hypothermic infants that can be flat-packed and shipped at minimal cost anywhere in the world. The lightweight incubator designed and built at Rice’s Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen...

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

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

The Pulse: Stroke Rehab Music Glove and Drawn-On Sensors

April 8, 2015 11:57 am | by Jon Dipierro, Sean Fenske, and Sam Brusco | Videos | Comments

On this episode of the Pulse, we're touching our music glove-clad fingers together in time for stroke rehab, penning biosensors, seizing a golden opportunity with cancer-targeting nanoparticles, and avoiding embarrassing accidents with a bowel...

Developing Peripheral Devices for Your Brain

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

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading