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Monitoring Epilepsy in the Brain with a Wireless System

February 11, 2015 1:39 pm | by Laure-Anne Pessina, EPFL | News | Comments

The large majority of the 50 million people around the world who suffer from epilepsy can be treated by anticonvulsant drugs. Yet a handful of patients do not respond to the standard treatment. More and more of them are turning to surgery...

Miniaturized Cardiac Monitors Detect Atrial Fibrillation in Stroke Patients

February 11, 2015 11:01 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic plc today announced the results of a new “real-world” study of patients who have had a cryptogenic stroke (stroke of unknown cause), in which the Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) detected atrial...

Smartphone Apps as Accurate as Wearables to Track Physical Activity

February 10, 2015 3:22 pm | by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine | News | Comments

Although wearable devices have received significant attention for their ability to track an individual's physical activity, most smartphone applications are just as accurate, according to a new research letter in JAMA. The study tested 10 of...

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Flexible Electronic Film Could Enable New Wearable Devices

February 10, 2015 11:36 am | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | News | Comments

Electronic devices have shrunk rapidly in the past decades, but most remain as stiff as the same sort of devices were in the 1950s -- a drawback if you want to wrap your phone around your wrist when you go for a jog or fold your computer to fit...

Using Google Glass to Improve Patient-Physician Relationship

February 10, 2015 10:36 am | by Tracie White, Stanford University | News | Comments

Firsthand experience working in hospitals and clinics helped inspire third-year Stanford medical student Pelu Tran to explore a potential career path in the world of high-tech startups. Tran began to realize just how much the daily grind...

Robotic Sock Promotes Blood Circulation and Prevents Clots

February 10, 2015 9:33 am | by National University of Singapore | News | Comments

Patients who are bedridden or unable to move their legs are often at risk of developing Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), a potentially life-threatening condition caused by blood clots forming along the lower extremity veins of the legs. A team of...

Bracelet that Monitors Real-Time Health Signs for the Elderly

February 9, 2015 10:14 am | by Investigación y Desarrollo | News | Comments

The trend of wearable devices (smart accessories) like bracelets, sunglasses and watches, is rarely focused on the elderly population. However, Mexican Francisco Lopez-Lira Fennel, who lives in Spain, wants these devices to be used by older adults...

Valencell Expands Robust Portfolio of Critical Patents

February 8, 2015 9:30 am | by Valencell | News | Comments

Valencell, a leader in performance biometric data sensor technology, today announced it has been granted an additional eight patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The new patents are critical to the accurate monitoring and...

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Smaller, More Portable Home Medical Equipment

February 8, 2015 8:30 am | by Robert Kim, Strategic Marketing Director, Honeywell Sensing and Control | Honeywell Sensing And Control | Blogs | Comments

There is a growing demand for smaller, lighter and more portable home healthcare equipment. For example, smaller respirators, infusion pumps, and vital sign monitors are being designed for home use to improve patient quality of life and reduce...

Wearables Are Making Us Stupid

February 7, 2015 11:00 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, PD&D, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

I appreciate the innovation and thought that goes into the development of wearable devices, but I believe they are slowly derailing our ability to perform everyday tasks. I realize this statement may sound like a contradiction. Wearables are...

Hospital Equipment ‘Talks’ Among Itself at Connectathon

February 6, 2015 10:09 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Medical device companies are teaming up to provide hospital equipment that lets doctors know when devices are alarmed, or where to find them if they’re lost. One of those companies is EQ2 LLC, creator of a computerized workflow system that...

The Next Wearable Fitness Monitor, Actual Clothing

February 5, 2015 3:08 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Wearable fitness trackers are proliferating like crazy – it seems like every big name tech company is jumping on the bandwagon to develop their own fitness tracking device. I’ve already offered my insight into the fitness tracking fad... 

Landmark Neurotechnology Alliance to Monitor the Aging Brain

February 5, 2015 11:19 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

The American Senior Housing Association (“ASHA”) announced that NeuroVigil will deploy its award-winning neurotechnology to senior living communities around the country to monitor the aging brain. The official announcement was made by David...

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App Is Capable of Halving Medication Errors

February 5, 2015 11:08 am | by Asociación RUVID | News | Comments

The Calité Research group at the Miguel Hernández University (UMH) of Elche together with the Department of Statistics, Mathematics and Computer Science, have designed the app ‘Alicia’. The team collaborated with different Spanish medical...

Mobile Medical Apps: Recreational or Medical Devices?

February 5, 2015 9:50 am | by Seppo Vahasalo, Product Line Manager of Medical Devices, SGS Fimko Ltd, Finland | Articles | Comments

Today the trend in healthcare is ‘patient centric care model’. This is an addition to the previous five ‘P’s of modern healthcare: Prevention, Prediction, Personalization, Preemption and Personal Responsibility. The rise of smartphones as a...

Live Long and Measure: Quest to Create Real-World Tricorder

February 4, 2015 9:35 am | by University of California, San Diego Health Sciences | News | Comments

Seeking to boldly go where medical science has not gone before, the Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) at the University of California, San Diego has been named the official testing site for the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder...

Next Generation Mobile Medical Alarm

February 4, 2015 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical Alarm Concepts Holding, Inc., creator of the patented MediPendant personal medical alarm device that provides users with a reliable and innovative way to communicate with emergency personnel and loved ones whenever... 

A Day in the Life of a Medical Device Testing Technician

February 3, 2015 3:57 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

Last week, I was invited to attend the ECRI Institute's 2015 C-Suite Watch List Media Event. It was an interesting look at what's going on at one of the country's only independent organizations that tests and evaluates medical device technology...

Fluorescent Probe Tracks Osteoarthritis Development

February 3, 2015 2:45 pm | by Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus | News | Comments

A fluorescent probe may make it easier to diagnose and monitor osteoarthritis, a painful joint disease affecting nearly 27 million Americans. The disease is often detected late in development after painful symptoms occur. Earlier diagnosis might...

Photos of the Day: Visiting the 'Consumer Reports' of MedTech

February 3, 2015 2:29 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | News | Comments

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the ECRI Institute's 2015 C-Suite Watch List Media Event. It was a great "introduction" to the medical device testing organization (I was already somewhat familiar with them, but this was my first time at their...

January/February 2015 Digital Edition

February 3, 2015 12:21 pm | by MDT Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

App Lets Anyone See for the Blind

February 2, 2015 11:16 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

This nonprofit crowdsources sight for the blind. With Be My Eyes, blind or visually impaired people can place a call to sighted “helpers” through an iOS device. The helper receives a video of the user’s surroundings and describes the area or...

Roche and Qualcomm Collaborate to Innovate Remote Patient Monitoring

February 1, 2015 8:30 am | by Roche | News | Comments

Roche and Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that Qualcomm’s subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, Inc., and Roche, a world leader in point-of-care diagnostics, have entered into a strategic collaboration to improve remote monitoring and management...

2015 Will Produce Innovative, Cost Effective Cardiovascular Technology

February 1, 2015 8:30 am | by Dr. Mark Carlson, Chief Medical Officer, St. Jude Medical | Blogs | Comments

This year has been a dynamic year as the medical device sector continues to adapt to the changing healthcare environment. As an industry, we are called to develop innovative solutions that address prevalent, devastating, and costly conditions...

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Market Surging

January 31, 2015 8:30 am | by BCC Research | News | Comments

BCC Research reveals in its new report on continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), the total CGM market is forecast to reach a value of at least $783.9 million by 2019. This is due to the increasing acceptance of clinical trials showing the...

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