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How Quantified-Self Technologies are Transforming Personal Health

August 26, 2014 2:06 pm | by Frost & Sullivan | News | Comments

The market for quantified-self technologies – apps that enable people to track and quantify aspects of their daily lives – is currently in the embryonic stage. However, explosive growth is expected in coming years as many companies successfully...

IEEE Addresses E-Health Gap with New Standard for Evaluating Wearable, Cuffless Blood-Pressure Devices

August 26, 2014 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IEEE, the world's largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced the approval of IEEE 1708 “Standard for Wearable Cuffless Blood Pressure Measuring Devices.” Bringing a new dimension to the...

TIA Commends New FDA Approach to Medical Device Data Systems

August 26, 2014 12:01 pm | by Telecommunications Industry Association | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in support...

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Future Phones to use Blood and Speech to Monitor HIV, Stress, Nutrition

August 26, 2014 11:43 am | by Vasyl Kacapyr, Cornell University | News | Comments

David Erickson, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Cornell University, will receive a $3 million National Science Foundation grant over five years to adapt smart phones for health monitoring. Erickson will head a multidisciplinary...

A Glucose Meter of a Different Color

August 26, 2014 10:18 am | by Liz Ahlberg, University of Illinois | News | Comments

University of Illinois engineers are bringing a touch of color to glucose monitoring. The researchers developed a new continuous glucose monitoring material that changes color as glucose levels fluctuate, and the wavelength shift is so precise...

Risky Device MMAs Should Be Regulated

August 25, 2014 2:31 pm | by Steven G. Richter, Ph.D., President and Chief Scientific Officer, Microtest Laboratories Inc. | Microtest Laboratories, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

I agree that the FDA should regulate mobile medical apps (MMA) because there is a potential that certain apps used to treat and diagnosis disease states can be harmful to patients when not working properly. When the FDA published the current...

Luxury Fashion Takes on Fitness Technology

August 25, 2014 2:03 pm | by Leanne Italie, Associated Press | News | Comments

Luxury fashion is making inroads in wearable tech as more designers try their hands at developing smart, stylish accessories and clothing aimed at tracking performance and health, or simply making connected lives easier to manage. "We actually...

Do Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery Systems Improve Blood Glucose Control in Type 1 Diabetes?

August 25, 2014 11:37 am | by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers | News | Comments

In a closed-loop control approach to managing type 1 diabetes, glucose sensors placed under the skin continuously monitor blood sugar levels, triggering the release of insulin from an implantable insulin pump as needed. The aim of this closed...

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Fitbit: We Don't Sell Personal Data

August 25, 2014 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fitbit, the maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices, said Friday that it does not sell personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer. The San Francisco-based company spelled out its...

Designer Protein Could Lead to Continuous Glucose Monitoring via iPhone

August 25, 2014 10:44 am | by American Chemical Society | Videos | Comments

Diabetes affects nearly 10 percent of the U.S. population. Among the biggest complaints of diabetics: constant finger pricking to test blood glucose levels. Fortunately, research published in ACS Chemical Biology reports the development...

Design Innovation vs. The ‘What If?’

August 22, 2014 2:03 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-In-Chief | Blogs | Comments

There are many obstacles to a successful product design getting into the marketplace (in the medical device space, some would argue that the FDA needlessly creates even more, however, that’s for another day’s discussion). Therefore, designers...

Laser-Based Glucose Monitor Could End Pin Pricks for Diabetics

August 22, 2014 9:43 am | by Princeton University, Engineering School | News | Comments

Princeton University researchers have developed a way to use a laser to measure people's blood sugar, and, with more work to shrink the laser system to a portable size, the technique could allow diabetics to check their condition without...

Experts: 90% of Medical Records Are Vulnerable to Hackers

August 21, 2014 3:18 pm | by A.J. Watts, ECN Editorial Intern | Blogs | Comments

Many tech-savvy people take major precautions to guard themselves against hackers by encrypting their personal data and protecting their Wi-Fi at home. Sadly, hospitals and clinics haven’t taken those same precautions and are under attack...

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Apple’s HealthKit Will Revolutionize Mobile Health Market

August 21, 2014 11:03 am | by GlobalData | News | Comments

Linda Tian, GlobalData’s Analyst covering Medical Devices, says: “GlobalData believes that Apple’s strategy to unite medical applications, electronic health records and peripheral devices through a platform, reported to be the HealthKit...

Own Your Body's Data

August 21, 2014 10:50 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

The new breed of high-tech self-monitors (measuring heartrate, sleep, steps per day) might seem targeted at competitive athletes. But Talithia Williams, a statistician, makes a compelling case that all of us should be measuring and recording...

July/August 2014 Digital Edition

August 21, 2014 10:40 am | by MDT Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

As humans integrate more electronics into their bodies to monitor their health, new ICs are expected to extract ambient energy from their surroundings to power these revolutionary devices, explains Niranjan Pathare of Texas Instruments in our Cover Story...

Covidien Opens Advanced Medical Technology Center in Brazil

August 21, 2014 10:36 am | by Covidien | News | Comments

Covidien plc (NYSE: COV) today officially opened its Covidien Center of Innovation Brazil (CCI Brazil), further expanding its educational and research capabilities in a key emerging market. The CCI will help educate clinicians in... 

First FDA Clearance to Detect a Serious Heart Condition in an ECG on a Mobile Device

August 21, 2014 10:01 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

AliveCor, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the company clearance for its algorithm to detect atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common form of cardiac arrhythmia. AliveCor's automated analysis...

Web-Based App Predicts Glioma Mutations

August 20, 2014 2:09 pm | by University of Kentucky | News | Comments

A new web-based program developed by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers will provide a simple, free way for healthcare providers to determine which brain tumor cases require testing for a genetic mutation. Gliomas – a type...

510k Approval for SMART Meter and App for Improving Diabetes Health

August 20, 2014 10:06 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Philosys announces it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510K approval for the highly anticipated Gmate SMART Blood Glucose Monitoring System. The Gmate SMART meter is the size of a quarter and connects to the headphone...

Graphene Rubber Bands Could Stretch Limits of Current Healthcare

August 19, 2014 11:37 am | by University of Surrey | News | Comments

Although body motion sensors already exist in different forms, they have not been widely used due to their complexity and cost of production. Now researchers from the University of Surrey and Trinity College Dublin have for the first time...

Benefits of the Connected Hospital

August 19, 2014 10:46 am | by Laird | Videos | Comments

The Connected Hospital is a vision of a fully integrated hospital where wireless technology allows care givers and patients to roam throughout the hospital while providing accurate and timely monitoring. The Connected Hospital collects the...

EMR Paves the Way for Big Data

August 19, 2014 10:19 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

According to Kalorama Information, electronic medical records (EMR) is the crucial component needed to make Big Data in healthcare a reality, and this a factor that will drive system sales.  As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment...

Remote Monitoring Can Save ICD and CRT-D Patients' Lives

August 18, 2014 10:32 am | by PresseBox | News | Comments

BIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology, announced the publication of the IN-TIME study results in the medical journal The Lancet. The randomized, controlled trial is the first worldwide to demonstrate that...

UT Arlington and Pediatrix partner to bring simulation training direct to practice

August 15, 2014 9:45 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A real-time video feed, a laptop and a computerized manikin baby are key components for a new simulation training initiative that allows UT Arlington College of Nursing educators to put Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NNPs) and physicians through the paces of an emergency scenario from hundreds of miles away.

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