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Home Health Market Soars as Medical Providers Seek to Cut Costs

May 9, 2014 10:25 am | by IHS Technology | News | Comments

Medical providers’ efforts to reduce costs by taking a more holistic approach to healthcare will spur a doubling in the global market for home health technologies in the coming years, according to IHS Technology. Worldwide revenue for home...

Fio Chairman: How Automating Diagnostic Testing Can Simultaneously Automate Valuable Data Capture

May 9, 2014 10:20 am | by Wired UK | Videos | Comments

Fio Corporation Chairman and CEO Michael Greenberg said that lack of timely, precise metrics associated with the trillions of dollars spent annually in decentralized healthcare delivery makes waste inevitable and literally incalculable: “Show...

AACC Supports FDA on Blood Glucose Meters but Questions New Standards

May 8, 2014 3:30 pm | by American Association for Clinical Chemistry | News | Comments

In January, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft guidance proposing separate performance and accuracy criteria for over-the-counter blood glucose meters used in the home and prescription blood glucose meters used in...

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A Low-Cost Device for Voice Monitoring

May 8, 2014 3:08 pm | by Politecnico di Torino | News | Comments

Functional dysphonia is the nightmare of professional singers and even more so of amateur actors, but also of teachers and call-center operators, to mention only a few of the workers exposed to the risk of vocal damage due to an excessive...

Monitor for Sunburn Risk Goes on Sale

May 8, 2014 3:03 pm | by University of Strathclyde | News | Comments

A monitor developed at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow for preventing the risk of over exposure to the sun is now available for sale online. The Smartsun device, worn as a waterproof wristband, changes color according to the amount...

App Turns Cell Phone Into a Medical Monitor

May 7, 2014 2:25 pm | by University of Illinois - Chicago | News | Comments

By simply carrying around their cellphones, patients who suffer from chronic disease could soon have an accurate health monitor that warns their doctors when their symptoms worsen. GaitTrack, an app developed by researchers at the University...

CASMED Receives FDA Approval for Oximeter in Non-Cerebral Tissue

May 7, 2014 12:15 pm | by CAS Medical Systems Inc. | News | Comments

CAS Medical Systems, Inc. (CASMED), a leader in medical devices for non-invasive patient monitoring, today announced receipt of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of an expanded label claim for the Company's FORE-SIGHT ELITE...

Disposable Timer Could Be a Nurse’s Best Friend

May 6, 2014 3:47 pm | by David Tenenbaum, University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

In medicine, time isn't just money: it can mean the difference between life and death. Clot-busters must be given in the first hour of arrival in a hectic emergency room. Intravenous medications can spoil, and catheters that overstay their...

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Photos of the Day: Prototypes Solve Real-World Problems

May 6, 2014 10:14 am | by Drexel University | News | Comments

Approximately 40 million Americans suffer from asthma. When Osman Cueto was five years old, he found out he was one of them. So, this past fall, when Cueto was asked to design a product that would help solve a real-world problem, it didn’t ...

Seniors from University's Inaugural Product Design Class Unveil Prototypes

May 6, 2014 10:11 am | by Drexel University | News | Comments

Approximately 40 million Americans suffer from asthma. When Osman Cueto was five years old, he found out he was one of them. Upon being diagnosed with the chronic disease, Cueto, now a senior product design major at Drexel University, was...

NuVasive Announces Favorable Resolution of Patent Lawsuit Against Cadwell Laboratories

May 6, 2014 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NuVasive, Inc., a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, announced today that it reached a settlement agreement with Cadwell Laboratories, Inc., in a lawsuit involving...

Robot Caregivers Help the Elderly

May 5, 2014 11:58 am | by GIRAFF+ | News | Comments

Our life expectancy lengthens and members of the ‘silver generation’ make up an ever-larger proportion of the population. Can technologies help us in caring for ourselves, our older relatives and friends? Could we learn to live together...

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...

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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...

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 | Imec | 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...

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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