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Wearable Device Market Growth to be Bumpy as Value Proposition is Established

May 30, 2014 12:11 pm | by PRWEB | News | Comments

The market for wearable devices, like activity trackers, notifier bands, smart watches, and head-mounted displays, first took off in 2013, and momentum could drive the market as high as 48 million units this year and 91 million in 2015... 

Physicians Turn to Digital Tools to Boost Patient Outcomes

May 30, 2014 11:57 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

As U.S. healthcare providers reorient their practices to meet outcomes-based incentives, many are looking to patient-facing digital tools to help them meet those goals, according to data from Manhattan Research's Taking the Pulse U.S. 2014...

Samsung Envisions Wearables Using Common System

May 29, 2014 4:34 pm | by Anick Jesdanun - AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Health sensors and devices can get better if rival companies work together, Samsung executives said Wednesday. The South Korean company pushed for a common system so that different manufacturers — from startups to established companies... 

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Meet Three Medical Design Excellence Award Finalists

May 29, 2014 4:28 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

What do an inexpensive HIV test, a robot that connects doctors to remote patients, and a vest used to help relieve anxiety, have in common? They are just three of the 50+ product finalists being recognized at this year's Medical Design... 

eCardio and Yocaly Will Jointly Advance Remote Cardiac Monitoring in the U.S.

May 29, 2014 4:28 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

eCardio Diagnostics, LLC (eCardio), a leader in remote cardiac arrhythmia monitoring services in the United States, and Shandong Yocaly Information Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (Yocaly), a remote, real-time medical cardiac monitoring...

Samsung Debuts SAMI, Simband Health Sensor Platforms

May 29, 2014 11:14 am | by CNET | Videos | Comments

At an event held in San Francisco, Samsung's Ram Fish showed off a prototype of the company's new modular wristband. Also, Dr. Luc Julia shows off how the SAMI platform could make use of the data collected. The Samsung Digital Health Initiative...

Photos of the Day: Putting Your Best Shoe Forward...in Space

May 29, 2014 10:43 am | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

To reduce the loss of bone and skeletal muscle strength experienced by astronauts during long duration spaceflight, NASA developed the ARED. The device provides crew members with the ability to perform weight-bearing exercises in space by...

May the Force (Shoes) Be with You

May 29, 2014 10:42 am | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

Maintaining astronaut bone and muscle health in microgravity is an ongoing concern for NASA, and now the agency is "forcing" the issue with a new investigation. On May 29, 2014, NASA will fly the ForceShoe, designed by XSENS, to the...  

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Collaboration Uses App to Connect Individuals with Caregivers

May 28, 2014 2:45 pm | by Samsung Electronics | News | Comments

Global health service company Cigna and the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile devices, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., have signed a multi-year agreement to co-develop health and wellness related features built into Samsung’s S Health...

IDEM Calls for Paper-Submissions by June 23

May 28, 2014 2:21 pm | by International Electron Devices Meeting | News | Comments

The 60th annual IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) has issued a Call for Papers seeking the world's best original work in all areas of microelectronics research and development. The paper submission deadline is Monday, June 23...

FDA Approved CardioMEMS HF System Monitors Patients with Class III Heart Failure

May 28, 2014 12:22 pm | by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the CardioMEMS HF System that measures the pulmonary artery (PA) pressures and heart rates of patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III heart failure who have been hospitalized...

Precision-Guided Epidurals and Better Blood Monitors

May 28, 2014 9:23 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

The march of modern medicine is often driven by revolutions in medical imaging. When technology advances, doctors are better able to peer deeply into human tissues, and thus able to detect, diagnose and treat human diseases more effectively...

High Speed Gesture Recognition for zSpace 3D Display

May 27, 2014 12:28 pm | by Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory | Videos | Comments

In collaboration with zSpace, we developed high speed hand gesture recognition system and combined it with a 3D virtual holographic display system developed by zSpace. By integrating these two systems, an immersive virtual environment can...

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iRhythm Secures $17 Million in Funding for ZIO Service

May 23, 2014 12:10 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

iRhythm Technologies, Inc., a healthcare information services company, today announced that it closed a $17 million Series E financing led by Novo A/S, a global life science investment firm. Norwest Venture Partners, which led the company's...

J&J to Grow Device Business, Focus on Emerging Markets

May 23, 2014 12:03 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

At a meeting with members of the investment community, senior leaders from the Medical Devices and Diagnostics (MD&D) segment of Johnson & Johnson outlined plans to improve patient outcomes and expand their market leadership through...

A Medical Alert for Women That's Not Only Wearable, but Downright Fashionable

May 23, 2014 11:42 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Stylish women's alert bracelet is now available for purchase from e-pill Medication Reminders. "The device has the ability to speak for the patient when they cannot speak for themselves in case of an emergency," explains Stefan Solvell... 

UMMS to Develop ‘Wireless’ Nanotechnology for Studying Neurons

May 23, 2014 10:59 am | by Jim Fessenden, UMass Medical School Communications | News | Comments

Yang Xiang, PhD, assistant professor of neurobiology, and Gang Han, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, have received a three-year, $900,000 grant from the Human Frontiers Science Program to lead an...   

Fitbit Accounted for Nearly Half of Global Wearable Band Shipments in Q1 2014

May 23, 2014 10:24 am | by Canalys | News | Comments

Canalys recently published country level quarterly estimates that show a total of 2.7 million wearable bands shipped worldwide in Q1 2014. Fitbit maintained its leadership position with nearly 50% market share. Canalys segments this market...

UC Davis and Orbis Partner in Telemedicine Initiative to Treat, Prevent Blindness

May 23, 2014 10:15 am | by University of California - Davis Health System | News | Comments

UC Davis Health System and Orbis International, a leading global non-governmental organization (NGO) that works to eliminate avoidable blindness, signed an agreement of cooperation that will expand the use of telemedicine technology to help...

Screening for Autism: There's an App for That

May 22, 2014 2:51 pm | by Duke University | News | Comments

Most schools across the United States provide simple vision tests to their students--not to prescribe glasses, but to identify potential problems and recommend a trip to the optometrist. Researchers are now on the cusp of providing the same...

Photos of the Day: How Wearable Technology Could Save Our Health (Infographic)

May 22, 2014 9:12 am | News | Comments

Smartwatches, wristbands, necklaces, clip-ons, smart clothing, and other wearable technology already exist. These gadgets can record vitals and send them to your doctor, revolutionizing healthcare...        

Taking Healthcare Home with Phones and Wearables

May 22, 2014 8:30 am | by Tom O’Dwyer, Director of Healthcare Technology, Analog Devices | Analog Devices, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Traditionally, people think of healthcare as taking place at the hospital or in a clinical setting where a physician is measuring the body — and vital signs in particular. But healthcare in the last couple of years has evolved out of the...

Vital Connect HealthPatch MD Biosensor Gets FDA Clearance

May 21, 2014 3:24 pm | by Vital Connect | News | Comments

Vital Connect, an industry pioneer of wearable biosensor technology, announced today that its HealthPatch MD biosensor has received FDA clearance. The HealthPatch MD is capable of capturing clinical-grade biometric measurements and...  

UCI School of Medicine First to Integrate Google Glass into Curriculum

May 21, 2014 12:14 pm | by UC Irvine | News | Comments

As physicians and surgeons explore how to use Google Glass, the UC Irvine School of Medicine is taking steps to become the first in the nation to integrate the wearable computer into its four-year curriculum – from first- and second-year...

Bringing Advanced Imaging to Patients via the Sea

May 21, 2014 12:07 pm | by GE | Videos | Comments

Dr. Keigo Yasukawa runs the Dr. GON clinic, which provides care to many elderly residents in Miyakojima island, population 54,000. The island sits some 200 miles due east of the northern tip of Taiwan and Yasukawa, who was born on Miyakojima...

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