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CEA Joins Industry Groups in Sponsoring Educational Series on Health App Development Under FDA Regulation

January 17, 2014 11:53 am | by Consumer Electronics Association | News | Comments

Today, the Consumer Electronics Association announced its sponsorship of an educational program series called the “Mobile Medical Apps (MMA) Roadshow: Managing App Development under FDA Regulation,” joining a consortium of six leading... 

Silver Nanowire Sensors Hold Promise for Prosthetics, Monitoring

January 17, 2014 11:26 am | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

North Carolina State University researchers have used silver nanowires to develop wearable, multifunctional sensors that could be used in biomedical, military or athletic applications, including new prosthetics, robotic systems and flexible...

Photos of the Day: Google Eyes Glucose Monitoring

January 17, 2014 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is testing a contact lens for tear glucose detection. After years of scalding soldering hair-thin wires to miniaturize electronics, Brian Otis, Google X project lead, has burned his fingertips so often that he can no longer feel the...

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Google Develops Contact Lens Glucose Monitor

January 16, 2014 8:38 pm | by Martha Mendoza - AP National Writer | News | Comments

Google unveiled Thursday a contact lens that monitors glucose levels in tears, a potential reprieve for millions of diabetics who have to jab their fingers to draw their own blood as many as 10 times a day. The prototype, which Google says...

Wireless Electronic Home Healthcare for All

January 16, 2014 3:20 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Texas Instruments Inc., Analog Devices, Inc., Ximedica | Articles | Comments

These days, it’s as though the medical device industry is more synonymous with the electronics industry than it is with healthcare. Obviously an exaggeration, but there seems to be very few device sectors where electronics are not an integral...

Multi Parameter Hospital and Cardiac Patient Monitoring Market 2019 Shares Strategies and Forecast

January 16, 2014 3:16 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The study on Hospital Patient Multi - Parameter Monitors Market has 230 pages, 102 tables and figures. Whereas cardiac monitor units were initially used in newly created critical care units, now many patients with primary disease conditions...

Tech for Faster Diagnosis, Cures

January 15, 2014 2:13 pm | by Lindsay Hock, Managing Editor, R&D Magazine | Articles | Comments

In January 2013, an assoc. prof of biomedical engineering at Columbia Univ., Samuel K. Sia, developed a lab-on-a-chip technology that not only checks a patient’s HIV status with just a finger prick, it also synchronizes the results automatically...

Remote Follow-Up of Patients with Implantable Defibrillators Significantly Reduces Ambulatory Costs

January 15, 2014 11:45 am | by BIOTRONIK | News | Comments

BIOTRONIK Home Monitoring significantly reduces the cost of follow-up in patients with implantable defibrillators (ICDs). New data from the ECOST (Effectiveness and Cost of ICD Follow-Up Schedule with Telecardiology) study show remote...  

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Kickstarter of the Week: How to Undermine Intellectual Property

January 14, 2014 12:58 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

The team at OpenBCI (open source brain-computer interface) is trying to undermine the “ivory tower of intellectual property” and prove another way to do business. The company has developed a low-cost, programmable, open-source platform that...

Open Source Access to Your Brain

January 14, 2014 12:50 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor, PD&D | Articles | Comments

The team at OpenBCI is trying to undermine the “ivory tower of intellectual property” and prove another way to do business. The company has developed a low-cost, programmable, open-source electroencephalography (EEG) platform that gives...

Gov't Shutters Medical-Alert Scam Aimed at Seniors

January 14, 2014 12:23 pm | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Federal and state regulators have shut down a multimillion-dollar scam that they said duped seniors into turning over their credit card information in exchange for purportedly free medical-alert devices. The business blasted seniors across...

VC Funding in Healthcare IT Sector Reaches New Heights with $2.2 Billion in 2013

January 14, 2014 11:13 am | by Mercom Capital Group | News | Comments

Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global communications and consulting firm, released its annual report on funding and mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity for the Healthcare Information Technology (IT) sector in 2013. Venture capital (VC)...

Smart Monitor Wins Everyday Health Award for Innovation in Digital Health at 2014 International CES

January 14, 2014 10:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Smart Monitor, Corp., an innovative monitoring solutions provider for the healthcare and wellness markets, announced that its SmartWatch ® product was named a winner in the Everyday Health Awards for Innovation in Digital Health at the 2014 International CES...

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Blood Glucose Meter Sends Results Wirelessly To iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

January 13, 2014 1:55 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

People living with diabetes can now check, manage and share their blood sugar results as conveniently as they check everything else in their lives – wirelessly, on their iPhone, iPador iPod touch. Available now, the new OneTouch Verio Sync Meter...

The Cyborgs Era Has Started

January 13, 2014 11:07 am | by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Medical implants, complex interfaces between brain and machine or remotely controlled insects: Recent developments combining machines and organisms have great potentials, but also give rise to major ethical concerns. In their review entitled...

Setting the Bar for Blood Glucose Meter Performance

January 10, 2014 2:34 pm | by Courtney Lias, Director, Division of Chemistry and Toxicology Devices, CDRH | Blogs | Comments

Many of the nearly 19 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes must monitor their blood glucose (sugar) frequently throughout the day using an at-home meter to make sure that their blood glucose is within a safe range. The ability to measure...

Enhancing Stent Treatment with Groundbreaking Imaging Technology

January 10, 2014 12:07 pm | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center hope to improve treatment and survival rates of ischemic heart disease patients by providing doctors an unprecedented look at the stents they place...

AdvaMed Signs MOU with Taiwan Med Tech Association

January 10, 2014 11:56 am | by AdvaMed | News | Comments

The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) announced today that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Taiwan Advanced Medical Technology Association (TAMTA) to facilitate collaboration between the... 

Dilon Technologies acquires RMD Instruments gamma probe line

January 10, 2014 11:46 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Dilon Technologies said it bought RMD Instruments Corp.’s Navigator gamma probe line. Newport News, Va.-based Dilon Technologies works with imaging technology. Watertown, Mass.-based Radiation Monitoring Devices is a research devices subsidiary...

The Internet-Connected Toothbrush

January 10, 2014 11:06 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Armbands that track how much you move have become popular ways to motivate people to get fit. But how fit are your teeth? Are you lazy about brushing them? Never fear: An inventor is on the case. An electric toothbrush senses how long and...

Photos of the Day: Brushing Your Teeth Online

January 10, 2014 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Kolibree toothbrush sits on display at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Using Bluetooth wireless, the toothbrush senses how it’s moved and can send the information to an Android phone or iPhone and will be able...

Preventing Patient Falls with Advanced Medical Technology

January 9, 2014 3:21 pm | by Tim O’Malley, President, EarlySense | Articles | Comments

Patient falls are preventable, yet they occur in up to 3% of acute care hospitalizations. Of this substantial percentage, an estimated 30% of inpatient falls result in serious injury. A bedside fall, or an unexpected event in which a patient...

Sleep Sensor and Wellness Coaching App at CES

January 9, 2014 2:33 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Beddit, makers of wireless sleep tracking equipment used by professionals worldwide, has scaled up manufacturing of its best-selling sleep sensor and wellness coaching app and will be showcasing them at the 2014 International Consumer...   

Eye-Catching Electronics Enable Wearable Devices

January 9, 2014 2:15 pm | by Peter Rüegg, ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Researchers at ETH are developing electronic components that are thinner and more flexible than before. They can even be wrapped around a single hair without damaging the electronics. This opens up new possibilities for ultra-thin, transparent...

The Future of Wearable Computing in Healthcare

January 8, 2014 4:05 pm | by Jeremy Schroetter, Director - Program/Account Management, GlobalLogic | Blogs | Comments

Wearable computing devices have the potential to provide a significant impact on workflow, quality of care, access and driving positive outcomes, which are key success factors for a growing patient population. This technologies will enable...

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