On this episode of The Pulse, brought to you by MDT TV, we’re removing brain tumors with robots, using MetaboShield to help obesity, regenerating heart tissue, and pairing glucometers with smartphones for ease of use.
In many sports, balls are standardized for consistency and performance. But, researchers haven't understood specifically how the balls' different properties and materials affect player safety. They haven't been able to measure just how much or how it hurts when a ball hits a head.
Any time a disruptive technology comes along, prior generations of similar technologies are impacted. In the consumer market, customers generally adopt new technology rapidly if the price is right. For higher-value equipment, though, prior generations may find a new lease on life while customers wait until new technology price points come down.
Over 200 million people have downloaded a healthcare application to their smartphone. However, only a small number of those downloaded apps are used regularly and, since most apps are free, even a smaller number of applications actually generate any revenue.
Once-rejected CardioMEMs will get another shot at FDA approval for its Champion implantable heart failure monitoring systems when the agency's Circulatory System Devices Panel convenes next month, according to a notice in the Federal Register.
Disease-causing bacteria stink — literally — and the odor released by some of the nastiest microbes has become the basis for a faster and simpler new way to diagnose blood infections and finger the specific microbe. The new test produces ...
Medical technology company iSonea Limited has announced that testing and technical documentation has been completed for the AirSonea Wheeze Monitor to receive the Conformité Européenne or CE Mark.
University of Utah electrical engineers have developed a network of wireless sensors that can detect a person falling. This monitoring technology could be linked to a service that would call emergency help for the elderly without requiring them to wear monitoring devices. For people age 65 and older, falling ...
Intelomed, Inc., a developer of noninvasive medical devices and technology for monitoring cardiovascular stability, today announced it has secured $4 million in funding from new and existing shareholders through the sale of its Series A-1 Common Preferred stock.
Robert Bosch Healthcare announced a partnership with Remedy Health Media, planning to expand merge telehealth offerings with web-capabilities for remote patient monitoring systems. Through the partnership the 2 companies will offer products that aim to improve patient compliance and provide better at-home medical management, according to a statement.
In today’s interconnected world, it’s easier to set a DVR from an airplane seat or remotely watch the kids arrive home than to gather significant data about our health. Traditional office visits, laboratory tests, and hospital-based equipment are still the primary means of acquiring information about a person’s health.
A University of Iowa physiologist has a new technique to measure the stiffness of the aorta, a common risk factor for heart disease. And it can be as simple as measuring the pulse in your finger. The new procedure works by placing an instrument called a transducer on the finger or over the brachial artery...
Massachusetts-based Asahi Kasei subsidiary Zoll Medical landed a Defense Dept. contract worth up to $210 million, providing defibrillators, monitors, warmers and infusers to multiple divisions of the U.S. armed forces. Zoll beat out 29 other bidders for the contract, according to a DoD report.
EarlySense, the market leader in Proactive Patient Care Solutions™, announced today that the company has been granted three United States patents. The first, US Patent number , was granted for the ability of the EarlySense technology to monitor and predict congestive heart failure (CHF) and asthma attacks.
Glucose monitoring systems with an autocorrect feature that can detect red blood cells (hematocrit), vitamin C and other common interferents in burn patients’ blood are better for monitoring care, a pilot study conducted by UC Davis researchers at the School of Medicine and College of Engineering has found.
Burn patients are at risk for high blood glucose levels, or hyperglycemia, due to the body's stress response. Intensive insulin therapy, which is commonly used to keep glucose under tight control, significantly reduces mortality and morbidity. But not all glucose monitoring systems are created equal.
MobileHelp, a leader in innovative M-PERS or Mobile-Personal Emergency Response System technology, announced today it has begun shipment to customers of its new Cellular Base Station. Announced earlier this year, this new base station requires no landline phone and operates on AT&T’s nationwide cellular network.
SecuraTrac has developed a new technology based on its award-winning mobile app, SecuraFone. Developed in conjunction with Vital Connect, SecuraFone Health can alert doctors, caregivers and family in real-time when an unexpected health event occurs.
While the adoption of electronic health records helps healthcare facilities streamline data collection and retention, it also presents challenges when it comes to security. Traditional paper file storage in healthcare facilities is being replaced by computers and portable electronic devices that are often more exposed to threats.
This week on Kickstarter, we are monitoring our brainwaves and moving objects with just our thoughts with the Emotiv Insight, a 5-channel, wireless headset from Tan Le, founder and CEO.
Brain imaging equipment has been around since the 1930s, but we have made very little progress in understanding the human brain, explains Tan Le, Founder and CEO of Emotiv Insight. With almost a decade of experience in the field, she hopes to change this.
Mel Berman, former product marketing manager (now retired) for TDK-Lambda Americas, was a part of the staff written article, “Portability Is the Name of the Game.” He took time to present a full array of responses that were not able to be included in the article, so they are presented here.
San Francisco-based AliveCor Inc. last week launched the visibility-enhancing AliveECG App for its iPhone-based Heart Monitor ECG, an add-on that the company says will "improve the visual output" of the device. The app uses an "Enhanced Filter," a technology that reduces noise from the environment or muscle vibrations...
Emotiv, the pioneer developer of Brainwear™, exceeds its $1M Kickstarter stretch goal for the Emotiv Insight, a sleek, 5 channel, wireless headset that reads brain waves and translates them into meaningful data to help track cognitive health. Emotiv's brainwear will be redesigned to also incorporate 6-axis inertial sensors, which will enable additional features including head tracking & motion control.
On this episode of The Pulse, brought to you by MDT TV, we are regenerating limbs, building better brain implants, engineering 3D tissue, and measuring consciousness.