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Vital Connect HealthPatch MD Biosensor Receives FDA Clearance for Monitoring Patients at Home

September 4, 2014 9:27 am | by Vital Connect | News | Comments

Vital Connect announced today that it received FDA clearance for use of its HealthPatch MD biosensor for monitoring patients in their homes. As an industry pioneer of wearable biosensor technology, Vital Connect enables medical professionals...

Keeping Pace: A Continuous Improvement Process

September 4, 2014 8:30 am | by Bill Betten, VP of Business Solutions, Medical/Life Sciences, Logic PD | Blogs | Comments

I believe it is important that the FDA continuously revisit their decision regarding medical device apps. As of 2013, the FDA had cleared and registered just over 100 medical apps, nowhere near the current pace of app development, which...

Fund Makes Grants to Commercialize Promising Technologies

September 3, 2014 11:10 am | by Life Sciences Discovery Fund | News | Comments

The Life Sciences Discovery Fund has announced nearly $750,000 in Proof of Concept grants to Washington state for-profit and non-profit organizations to promote translation of health-related technologies from the laboratory to the commercial...

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Lab Unveils New Nano-Sized Synthetic Scaffolding Technique

September 3, 2014 9:59 am | by University of Oregon | News | Comments

Scientists, including University of Oregon chemist Geraldine Richmond, have tapped oil and water to create scaffolds of self-assembling, synthetic proteins called peptoid nanosheets that mimic complex biological mechanisms and processes. The...

Wearable Biosensor Patent, the Grandfather of Wearable Biosensor Transmission Patents, Granted to Donald Spector

September 3, 2014 9:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Donald Spector, a renowned celebrated entrepreneur and inventor, has been granted US Pat.# 8,823,512 for a Wearable Biosensor, which will issue today, September 2, 2014, adding to his large portfolio in this field.  Mr. Spector holds some of...

Pacemaker Monitor Teardown

September 2, 2014 2:12 pm | by David L. Jones, EEVblog | Videos | Comments

What's inside a dial-in pacemaker monitor system? That’s what this installment of EEVblog seeks to discover. David L. Jones is an electronics design engineer based in Sydney, Australia. He hosts the EEVblog, the world’s largest and most popular engineering...

Engineers Develop New Sensor to Detect Tiny Individual Nanoparticles

September 2, 2014 12:07 pm | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Nanoparticles, engineered materials about a billionth of a meter in size, are around us every day. Although they are tiny, they can benefit human health, as in some innovative early cancer treatments, but they can also interfere with it...

Protein Glue Shows Potential for Use with Biomaterials

September 2, 2014 10:30 am | by ResearchSEA | News | Comments

A paper published in Science and Technology of Advanced Materials have shown that a synthetic protein called AGMA1 has the potential to promote the adhesion of brain cells in a laboratory setting. It is also cheaper and easier to produce...

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Photos of the Day: Making the Connected Hospital a Reality

September 2, 2014 9:43 am | by Laird Technologies | News | Comments

The infographic, Making the Connected Hospital a Reality, outlines the necessity for patients to always be connected whether at home, in the ambulance, or at the hospital. Patients receive the best care with 24/7 patient monitoring and real-time...

Novel 'Butterfly' Molecule Could Build New Sensors

August 28, 2014 12:06 pm | by Florida State University | News | Comments

Exciting new work by a Florida State University research team has led to a novel molecular system that can take your temperature, emit white light, and convert photon energy directly to mechanical motions. And, the molecule looks like a...

Do-It-Yourself Blood Pressure Care Can Beat MDs

August 28, 2014 10:43 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

"Do-it-yourself" blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a study of older adults in England found. Those who did their own readings at home and adjusted their medicine as...

Making Science Fiction a Science Reality: 10 Finalist Teams Selected For $10 Million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE

August 28, 2014 10:31 am | by XPRIZE | News | Comments

XPRIZE, the global leader in incentivized prize competitions, today announced the 10 finalist teams competing for the $10M Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, a 3.5-year global competition sponsored by the Qualcomm Foundation for teams to develop...

Philips Lifeline Introduces Response App to Connect Seniors to Help in an Emergency

August 27, 2014 11:56 am | by Philips | News | Comments

Royal Philips introduces the Philips Lifeline response app, the company's latest innovation designed to empower seniors to live independently while aging well. Offering a direct connection to the company's leading U.S.-based call center, the...

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Logic PD Invests in WellClub to Accelerate Healthcare Industry’s Drive to Improve Patient Behavior

August 27, 2014 11:43 am | by Logic PD | Logic PD, Inc. | News | Comments

Logic PD, a product innovation and realization company specializing in developing connected electronic devices, has invested in and formed a strategic partnership with WellClub, a web- and mobile-based behavioral coaching company. Together...

President Obama Highlights Neuromodulation Tech that Helps Body Heal Itself

August 27, 2014 10:29 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

The body’s peripheral nervous system constantly monitors the status of internal organs and helps regulate biological responses to infection, injury or other imbalances. When this regulatory process goes awry due to injury or illness, peripheral...

A&D Medical Launches Its WellnessConnected Platform

August 27, 2014 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

For consumers and the healthcare providers and loved ones who care for them, A&D Medical, the worldwide leader in connected health and biometric measurement devices and services, has launched its WellnessConnected platform to help people...

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...

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...

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...

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