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Patient Monitoring Market Nears 30 Billion

October 7, 2014 9:05 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

The global advanced patient monitoring market is currently worth about $29.7 billion, up 7% from last year, according to Kalorama Information. The market research firm specializing in diagnostics and medical devices says that the industry...

Apps for the Health Sector

October 7, 2014 8:30 am | by Anne Meerboth-Maltz, Messe Düsseldorf North America | Articles | Comments

How good are the apps for our smartphones and tablet PCs when it comes to health? What constitutes a good mini application in this field? Those are questions experts will discuss at the MEDICA HEALTH IT FORUM within the scope of the world’s...

$514 Billion in Global MedTech Sales by 2020

October 6, 2014 10:49 am | by Evaluate Ltd. | News | Comments

The medical technology sector is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5 percent per year between 2013 and 2020, according to the latest forecasts from market intelligence firm Evaluate Ltd. Its new report, “EvaluateMedTech World...

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Infographic: MedTech World Preview 2014

October 6, 2014 10:47 am | by Evaluate Ltd. | News | Comments

2014 marks a year of rapid change for the global medical device market, particularly within the cardiology and orthopedic spaces, which have been dominated by megamergers. If the deal between Covidien and Medtronic goes through, we could see...

BD to Acquire CareFusion for $12.2 Billion

October 6, 2014 9:48 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

BD and CareFusion have announced a definitive agreement under which BD will acquire CareFusion for $58.00 per share in cash and stock, or a total of $12.2 billion, to create a global leader in medication management and patient safety solutions...

The World's Most Intelligent Stethoscope

October 3, 2014 2:47 pm | by Eko Devices | Videos | Comments

Eko is a device that converts an analog stethoscope into a powerful digital tool. It offers an array of features including audio visualization, record and playback, collaboration with associates, and real time analysis.    

6 'Connecting' Technologies that Impact Medical Devices

October 3, 2014 10:25 am | by Ohio University | News | Comments

While this infographic offers insights on connecting technologies that are serving people and communities, it isn't hard to see how they each have implications in the medical device space.             

Philips Announces Collaboration with PET to Commercialize Innovative Wind-Up Fetal Heart Rate Monitor

October 3, 2014 10:00 am | by Philips | News | Comments

Royal Philips has announced a partnership with South Africa based not-for-profit organization, PET (PowerFree Education Technology), to further develop, test and commercialize a Wind-up Doppler Ultrasound Fetal Heart Rate Monitor (in short...

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Researchers Show EEG's Potential to Reveal Depolarizations Following TBI

October 2, 2014 10:46 am | by University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center | News | Comments

The potential for doctors to measure damaging "brain tsunamis" in injured patients without opening the skull has moved a step closer to reality, thanks to pioneering research at the University of Cincinnati (UC) Neuroscience Institute. The...

InsideTracker Ultimate Plan Brings Fascinating Advances in the Way People Optimize Health

October 2, 2014 10:34 am | by InsideTracker | News | Comments

InsideTracker, the groundbreaking service that places the power of advanced bioscience into the hands of performance and wellness-focused individuals, has today announced the Ultimate Plan, its most comprehensive, deep dive into personal physiology...

New Absorber Will Lead to Better Biosensors

October 2, 2014 10:20 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Biological sensors, or biosensors, are like technological canaries in the coalmine. By converting a biological response into an optical or electrical signal, they can alert us to dangers in our external and internal environments. They can...

Logic PD Teams with Maxim Integrated to Develop Wearable Devices

October 2, 2014 10:07 am | by Logic PD | Logic PD, Inc. | News | Comments

Logic PD, a product innovation and realization company for connected devices, has teamed up with Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., a pioneer in analog integration, to develop proof-of-concept products for the $70 billion wearable device market...

Healthcare Companies Rush to Partner For Big Data Healthcare Applications

October 2, 2014 9:38 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Over 100 significant partnerships occurred in Big Data and healthcare in the last two years, according to Kalorama Information.  The healthcare industry is currently undergoing a revolution of sorts, which revolves around the acquisition and...

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The FDA Takes Steps to Strengthen Cybersecurity of Medical Devices

October 1, 2014 10:29 am | by FDA | News | Comments

To strengthen the safety of medical devices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today finalized recommendations to manufacturers for managing cybersecurity risks to better protect patient health and information. The final guidance, titled...

NIH Taps Lab to Develop Sophisticated Electrode Array System to Monitor Brain Activity

September 30, 2014 2:06 pm | by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | News | Comments

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) a grant today to develop an electrode array system that will enable researchers to better understand how the brain works through unprecedented...

Homeland Security and FDA Address Medical Device Cybersecurity

September 30, 2014 11:53 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

The Department of Homeland Security is joining forces with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to tackle the issue of medical device cybersecurity—a tacit recognition of the emerging vulnerabilities associated with healthcare technology...

AliveCor Launches New App to Auto Detect Atrial Fibrillation in an ECG Recording

September 30, 2014 9:53 am | by AliveCor | News | Comments

AliveCor, Inc. announced today the launch of the latest version of the AliveECG app, which provides patients with free real-time atrial fibrillation (AF) detection in ECG recordings using its new FDA-cleared algorithm. The new app helps...

Polar Wearlink Heart Rate Transmitter Teardown

September 30, 2014 9:25 am | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

Teardown Tuesday - Inside a Polar Wearlink chest strap fitness heart rate monitor monitor transmitter. Also a look at and some attempted decoding of the signal with the Tektronix MDO3000 oscilloscope. Polar RMCM-01 Receiver Module...

Thrilling Potential in 'Hitchcock Therapy'

September 30, 2014 9:16 am | by Sam Brusco, Editorial Intern | Blogs | Comments

A shrouded man holding a gun stands in a dark room, breathing heavily, just behind the door. Your heart races and your whole body tenses as you silently (or often, vocally) beg the character about to enter the room, “Don’t go in there!” It's as if...

Harvesting Energy from People Walking

September 29, 2014 11:53 am | by Investigación y Desarrollo | News | Comments

At the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (CIMAV), scientists decided to "capture" the energy produced by people walking. They designed a pill-shaped cylinder adapted to a shoe in order to store the mechanical-vibrational energy the person...

Remote Healthcare for an Aging Population

September 29, 2014 10:49 am | by Inderscience | News | Comments

An aging population and an increased incidence of debilitating illnesses such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease means there is pressure on technology to offer assistance with healthcare - monitoring and treatment. Research published in the...

TIA Urges Immediate Action on Medicare Expansion of Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring

September 29, 2014 10:43 am | by Telecommunications Industry Association | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association, the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, joined a diverse group of stakeholders in the healthcare space and submitted on Friday...

Heart Hospital of Austin First in Texas To Offer New Heart Failure Monitoring System

September 26, 2014 3:46 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

On Sept. 24, 2014, Heart Hospital of Austin became the first facility in Texas to implant a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure (HF). The CardioMEMS HF System is the first and only FDA-approved heart failure...

New Technology May Lead to Prolonged Power in Mobile Devices

September 26, 2014 11:57 am | by The University of Texas at Dallas | News | Comments

Researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas have created technology that could be the first step toward wearable computers with self-contained power sources or, more immediately, a smartphone that doesn’t die after a few hours of heavy...

MDPC Publishes Robust Security Risk Assessment Framework for Medical Devices

September 26, 2014 10:56 am | by Medical Device Privacy Consortium | News | Comments

The Medical Device Privacy Consortium's Product Security Working Group has developed a robust framework for medical device manufactures and developers to assess the security risks associated with the use of medical devices. The framework is...

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