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Friday 5: Connecting Healthcare with TE Connectivity's Thomas Medina

December 5, 2014 9:42 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

I foresee a continuous transition from body-worn to body-integrated devices designed to deliver very specific, customized care. Device function will be monitored and controlled remotely, determined via gene-based diagnosis and therapies; and will be...

POSEIDON Gives People with Down’s Syndrome Independence

December 4, 2014 10:30 am | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

An ICT research EU project is producing visual and touch apps to help people with Down’s syndrome become more independent in their daily lives. Many people with Down’s syndrome face barriers to taking part in community activities the rest of us take for granted....

Smart Fabric Monitors Wearer's Health

December 4, 2014 9:52 am | by Université Laval | News | Comments

Researchers at Université Laval's Faculty of Science and Engineering and Centre for Optics, Photonics and Lasers have developed smart textiles able to monitor and transmit wearers' biomedical information via wireless or cellular networks...

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Medtronic-Covidien Deal Creates Patient Monitoring Powerhouse

December 2, 2014 9:36 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Medtronic’s roughly $43 billion acquisition and merger with Covidien has been widely discussed in the media for its US Federal tax implications, but it’s also creating a stronger leading player in one of the fastest growing device markets, according...

‘Skin’ Shedding Medical Devices Could Eliminate Need to Replace

December 1, 2014 9:55 am | by Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg | News | Comments

What to do when functional surfaces fail? When catheters become contaminated with microorganisms or sensors no longer react? Until now, the answer was: remove and replace. The chemist Dr. Karen Lienkamp has received a 1.49 million euros Starting...

Medical Device in Urinals Detects Dehydration

December 1, 2014 8:50 am | by Emily Charrison, Flinders University | News | Comments

Dehydration can be a serious health issue for Australia’s mining industry, but a new product to be developed with input from Flinders University’s Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) is set to more effectively help mine managers implement their...

Novel System Measures Physicians' Fatigue Level through Eye Movement

November 26, 2014 1:22 pm | by University of Granada | News | Comments

An international team of scientists which includes researchers from the U. of Granada has demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to establish in an objective way the level of fatigue in physicians after long shifts through their eye movement...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

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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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...

Prepping for the Next Major Epidemic

November 24, 2014 12:09 pm | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster. "It's really urgent that we address the weak links and...

Friday 5: Don Labriola of QuickSilver Controls Speaks on Automated Healthcare

November 21, 2014 10:23 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

According to Labriola, he “grew up” at Beckman (now under Danaher), starting with the company at age 17 and worked there for the next 20 years of his career. Most of his time was spent in the Medical Diagnostics Group. “I worked on the electronics...

Engineering Live: How to Secure the Internet of Things (On Demand)

November 20, 2014 3:29 pm | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Videos | Comments

IEEE has 80 Internet of Things related standards with 45 more currently in development, ranging from telecommunications and information exchange in metropolitan area networks to device specific personal health communication. As we enter an age ...

Mobile Health Joins the Cloud in Clinical Trials

November 20, 2014 1:33 pm | by Medidata | News | Comments

Medidata announced the completion of a method development project conducted in partnership with GlaxoSmithKline plc to evaluate the impact of unifying mobile health devices with cloud-based technologies in a clinical trial setting. The joint initiative assessed...

Wearable Technology Inspired by Air Bags

November 20, 2014 11:10 am | by TEDMED | Videos | Comments

Engineer and entrepreneur Drew Lakatos has repurposed the notion of car airbags and is developing a wearable technology to protect us during our everyday movements ...         

Tech Advances in Medical Alert

November 19, 2014 4:11 pm | by Charlie Kimball, MedicalCareAlert.com | Articles | Comments

As humans, we’re always trying to push the envelope. We want all of our gadgets to be bigger than the last, better than two versions ago, faster than all incarnations put together, and possess as many features as possible. In many cases, those added...

MIT Student Hacks Health Care

November 19, 2014 4:03 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

For as long as she can remember, Andrea Ippolito has known that she wanted to be an engineer. What she couldn’t have predicted was what, precisely, the scope and scale of her work would turn out to be. Ippolito began her career at Boston Scientific...

Making Health Care More Accessible with Flexible Electronics

November 19, 2014 3:25 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Flexible electronic sensors based on paper -- an inexpensive material -- have the potential to some day cut the price of a wide range of medical tools, from helpful robots to diagnostic tests. Scientists have now developed a fast, low-cost way of making these...

Revolution in Reed Switch Technology

November 19, 2014 9:52 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, PD&D | News | Comments

Many medical applications, such as pacemakers and hearing aids, require reliable, battery saving reed switches. That is why HSI Sensing developed the world’s smallest Form B reed switch. According to the company, the HSR-376 is the ... 

Smartwatches to Put Dent in Fitness Tracker Market

November 19, 2014 9:46 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Thinking about a fitness tracker? In the future you may defer that purchase in favor of a smartwatch. According to a new report from Gartner, by 2015 fully 50 Percent of people in the market for smart wristbands will choose a smartwatch instead ...

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