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Developing Electronics on the Basis of Molecular Stretchiness

May 5, 2014 11:10 am | by University of California, San Diego | News | Comments

Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego are asking what might be possible if semiconductor materials were flexible and stretchable without sacrificing electronic function. Today's flexible electronics are already enabling...

Is Google Glass the New Stethoscope?

May 5, 2014 10:50 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

A group of medical professionals, who are first-adopters Google Glass, discuss the technology's potential for shaping the future of healthcare. The doctors were all featured guests at the MedTech Boston Google Glass Challenge.   

Google Glass in Surgery

May 5, 2014 10:35 am | by Indiana University Health | Videos | Comments

Surgery goes sci-fi as IU Health trauma surgeon and Google Glass Explorer Dr. Paul Szotek takes this technology into surgery. Dr. Szotek and his team were the first in Indiana to use Google Glass as a visual aid in surgery and continue to find...

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Smartphone Apps Help Doctors Manage Pain Patients

May 2, 2014 1:54 pm | by American Pain Society | News | Comments

Mobile medicine is helping chronic pain patients cope with and manage their condition thanks to new smartphone apps, which can track patients from a distance and monitor pain, mood, physical activity, drug side effects, and treatment compliance...

Infographic: My Boss Is Going to Get Somebody Killed

May 2, 2014 11:00 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor, PD&D | News | Comments

As a general rule, engineers tend to be a calculated, conservative bunch. They approach problems as logically as possible to weigh the most desirable outcome (exceptions always apply), but that doesn’t mean that engineers are without concern...

Small, Light Health Patch with Enhanced Accuracy

May 2, 2014 8:00 am | by Marianne Van de Casteele, Valer Pop | Articles | Comments

Holst Centre and imec have developed a prototype flexible health patch weighing just 10g – half the weight of current products. The patch uses real-time electrocardiogram (ECG), tissue-contact impedance and accelerometer information...  

Researchers Unveil Wearable Computational Jewelry to Monitor Health

May 1, 2014 10:35 am | by Clemson University | News | Comments

Researchers from Clemson University and Dartmouth College revealed their computational jewelry to support mobile health applications at the third USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. The interdisciplinary team of... 

Photos of the Day: Health Monitoring Jewelry

May 1, 2014 10:35 am | by Clemson University | News | Comments

Amulet Computational Jewelry for Healthcare: A wristband that securely manages one’s health and wellness devices, including those that can measure physical activity and monitor overall body health. The researchers are engineering tools and...

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National Coalition Tackles Alarm Management in Healthcare

April 30, 2014 11:29 am | by Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation | News | Comments

Close to 100 clinicians, healthcare technology experts, regulators, patient safety advocates, researchers, and leaders in the medical device industry gathered last week in Arlington, VA, to kick off an unprecedented two-year initiative to...

New Policy Guidelines for Safe Practice of Telemedicine

April 28, 2014 11:25 am | by Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) | News | Comments

Representatives of state medical licensing boards today approved updated guidelines to help ensure the safety and quality of medicine when it is practiced using telemedicine technology – which can connect a patient in one location with a care...

Revolutionary 'Metamaterial' Has Potential to Reshape Neurosurgery

April 25, 2014 2:03 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins | News | Comments

The development of graphene — a highly advanced metamaterial with many unique and varied properties — may lead to exciting new applications in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases, according to a report in the May issue...

Engineers Feel Underpaid & Overworked

April 25, 2014 10:32 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor, PD&D | Blogs | Comments

PD&D recently asked engineers industry-plaguing questions centered on the OEM industry’s cogs, the engineers. As technology continues to move faster than Moore’s law predicted, and unlike the rest of the world who can sit and enjoy the...

BD Launches New Point-of-Care System for HIV/AIDS Patients

April 24, 2014 9:26 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

BD Biosciences, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, today announced the launch of the BD FACSPresto Near Patient CD4 Counter system that provides absolute and percentage results of...

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New Technique Can Monitor a Protein’s Subcellular Travels

April 23, 2014 11:07 am | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

In science, “simple and accessible detection methods that can rapidly screen a large cell population with the resolution of a single cell inside that population has been seriously lacking,” said Virginia Tech chemical engineer Chang Lu. In the Royal...

Fitness Devices Impacting Employee Health According to Vitality Study

April 23, 2014 9:37 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

People of all ages, weight and gender are embracing wearable fitness devices offering real-time data to track their physical activity according to a three-year analysis from The Vitality Group, part of the world's first and largest incentive...

Powering the Next Generation of Medical Breakthroughs with In-Memory Computing

April 21, 2014 3:53 pm | by Nikita Ivanov, Co-founder and CTO, GridGain | Blogs | Comments

The amount of data and number of sources that can be drawn to inform medical design is expanding exponentially. In addition to the explosion of web-based information, sensor-based wearable medical devices offer a treasure trove of health...

Hardware-Based Solutions Counter Medical Device Security Concerns

April 21, 2014 2:26 pm | by Nelson Quintana, Director of Marketing, Renesas Electronics America Inc. | Articles | Comments

The rapid growth of personal healthcare and medical products has focused renewed attention on the security of underlying device hardware and software. Ensuring authorized use and protecting critical data within these devices depends on deep...

NeuroPro Bases New EEG Monitoring on imec Technology

April 21, 2014 12:20 pm | by imec | News | Comments

NeuroPro, a developer of innovative solutions for capture, analysis and visualization of brain signal data for medical and non-medical applications, today announced a novel electroencephalogram (EEG) headset, NeuroTrail, at the conference...

Crowdfunding and 3D Printing for Vital Signs Monitoring

April 17, 2014 4:30 pm | by Alyssa Parkinson, Marketing Communications Specialist, Solid Concepts Inc. | Articles | Comments

Scanadu emerges with the largest step in home healthcare innovation since the thermometer, championing an elite field of medical device companies utilizing crowdfunding and early 3D printing. This article features an interview with Walter...

Top Ten (+1) Disposables Outsourcing Vendor Tips that Save Money

April 17, 2014 3:40 pm | by Donald J. Dobert, President, ATL Medical-Pharmaceutical | ATL (Ad Tape & Label) | Blogs | Comments

Follow these eleven tips. They will save you heartache, frustration, and money. 1. Clearly define your needs and the function of the product. Your vendor may be able to suggest cost efficient ways to improve product quality and lower unit...

70% of People Track Their Health and Fitness Daily With Mobile Apps

April 17, 2014 11:11 am | by Mobiquity | News | Comments

A new study released today by mobile engagement provider Mobiquity, Inc has found that while 70 percent of people use mobile apps on a daily basis to track calorie intake and monitor physical activities, only 40 percent share data and insights...

Photos of the Day: The Appification of Health & Fitness (Infographic)

April 17, 2014 11:09 am | by Mobiquity | News | Comments

A new study released today by mobile engagement provider Mobiquity, Inc has found that while 70 percent of people use mobile apps on a daily basis to track calorie intake and monitor physical activities, only 40 percent share data and insights...

New Reimbursement Guidelines as a Result of the Affordable Care Act Will Spur Expansion in the U.S. Patient Monitoring Device Market

April 16, 2014 4:31 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Decision Resources Group finds that the United States patient monitoring device market will expand modestly through 2022, benefiting from a number of changes implemented as a result of the Affordable Care Act. More specifically, changing...

App-t Development for Next Generation Healthcare

April 16, 2014 2:38 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

I am a recent addition to the “smartphone revolution.” While I never doubted the usefulness of these devices, I was simply steadfast in holding out for a reduction in data rates. I figured that with more users adopting smartphones, eventually...

New Tech Could Lead to Night Vision Contact Lenses

April 16, 2014 2:28 pm | by Kate McAlpine, University of Michigan | News | Comments

An ultrathin light detector that can sense wavelengths our eyes can't see has the potential to put heat vision technology into a contact lens, its University of Michigan developers say. Heat or thermal vision, one variety of night vision...

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