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Samsung Adds Developer Tools for Health

November 13, 2014 1:24 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Samsung is working to generate developer interest by releasing a handful of new tools for health, smart home, AR/VR and wearables. At the company’s developer conference Wednesday, Won-Pyo Hong, president of Samsung’s Media ...   

Overconfident Medical Device Users at Risk

November 13, 2014 1:13 pm | by Team Consulting | News | Comments

A survey commissioned by Team Consulting which looks at patient and doctor attitudes to healthcare has shown that patients suffering from chronic conditions are worryingly overconfident when it comes to drug delivery devices and feel that they need...

Wearable Device Helps Pregnant Women Track Contractions at Home

November 13, 2014 12:22 pm | by Bloom Technologies | News | Comments

Bloom Technologies, a consumer health startup focused on helping moms have healthy babies, was showcased at the Samsung Developer Conference as a partner leveraging the Samsung SAMIIO software architecture. Bloom has developed the first wearable...

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Why 3D Printing is a Real Game Changer in Modern Medicine

November 13, 2014 9:59 am | by Juste Semetaite, CGTrader | Blogs | Comments

No one wants to live fast and die young anymore. The new cult that’s spun the society into an obsessive quest for the modern elixir of extended life is the beating heart of the 21st century. It is, of course, the all-consuming desire to reverse...

Electronic 'Tongue' Analyzes Food Quality

November 12, 2014 10:10 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

An electronic "tongue" could one day sample food and drinks as a quality check before they hit store shelves. Or it could someday monitor water for pollutants or test blood for signs of disease. With an eye toward these applications, scientists are reporting...

Team Approach Attacks Cardiac ‘Alarm Fatigue’

November 10, 2014 9:51 am | by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center | News | Comments

The sound of monitor alarms in hospitals can save patients' lives, but the frequency with which the monitors go off can also lead to "alarm fatigue," in which caregivers become densensitized to the ubiquitous beeping. Researchers at Cincinnati...

DARPA Speeds Funding for New Biotech

November 7, 2014 1:33 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

Many businesses and academic researchers wishing to pursue cutting-edge research ideas with government support lack the resources to navigate the burdensome paperwork requirements required to win federal grants or contracts. DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office...

GPS Device Tracks Athletes' Performance

November 7, 2014 1:08 pm | by Eric Olson, AP College Football Writer | News | Comments

Nebraska's Tommy Armstrong Jr. was running play after play during a preseason practice and was beginning to wear down in the heat. He could have asked for a break, but he didn't have to. An assistant strength coach who was keeping electronic ...

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Wearable Device Tracks Diet

November 7, 2014 10:38 am | by University of Alabama | News | Comments

Sensors and software used to track physical activity are increasingly popular, as smart phones and their apps become more powerful and sophisticated, but, when it comes to food, they all rely on the user to report meals. Dr. Edward Sazonov, an associate...

Dyson Awards Low Cost Incubator for Premature Babies

November 7, 2014 9:54 am | by Dyson | News | Comments

Over one in ten babies worldwide are born prematurely. According to the World Health Organization, 75% of deaths resulting from premature birth could be avoided if inexpensive treatments were more readily available across the globe. This year’s James Dyson Award winner...

Will ‘Outsiders’ Overtake the Medical Device Industry?

November 6, 2014 4:37 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

The real variable that makes companies like Google and Apple a threat to the more established medical device players (well, besides a big bankroll) is the experience and mindset they have. These are consumer companies who have been extremely...

Tear Fluid Sensor Offers Non-Invasive Glucose Monitoring

November 6, 2014 2:05 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

NovioSense BV has announced the issuance by the European Patent Office of a patent that discloses a wireless flexible spring like sensor for detection of glucose levels in tear fluid. This invention contributes to the non-invasive near field...

Nanodiamonds Created from Graphite Could Lead to Advanced Biosensors

November 6, 2014 11:21 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

What began as research into a method to strengthen metals has led to the discovery of a new technique that uses a pulsing laser to create synthetic nanodiamond films and patterns from graphite, with potential applications from biosensors to...

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EMT App Takes Top Prize at Hackathon

November 5, 2014 1:51 pm | by American College of Emergency Physicians | News | Comments

CodeTimer, a smart watch app designed to time chest compressions and prompt first responders to administer medications to patients suffering cardiac arrest outside the hospital, took the top prize at the American College of Emergency Physicians'...

Sudden Impact – The Wearable Design Challenge

November 5, 2014 9:25 am | by Christian DeFeo, eSupplier and Innovation Manager, Newark element14 | Blogs | Comments

The wearable health market is at a turning point. An IHS report estimates more than 250 million related devices will ship over the next five years alone. For engineering firms and technology companies, the time is now to not only participate in this...

5 Indicators the Medical Device Industry Is Hitting Its Midlife Crisis

November 5, 2014 8:09 am | by Dave Powell, Partner A.T. Kearney | Blogs | Comments

The medical device industry, which has enjoyed the enviable position of gaining five percent average annual growth and operating margins between 23 and 25 percent, is next in line to get turned on its head by industry disruptors. The future of...

Be Thankful Marketing Isn't Running the R&D Lab

November 4, 2014 3:53 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

In such a highly regulated marketplace that so strongly depends on relationships, is your absence at an industry trade event going to significantly impact the perception your customers or manufacturing partners have? If it does, perhaps you haven’t…

Living Healthier with the Microsoft Band

November 4, 2014 10:18 am | by Microsoft | Videos | Comments

Microsoft Health is a new service that helps you live healthier by providing actionable insights based on data gathered from the fitness devices and apps that you use every day. It's designed to work for you, no matter what phone you have...

Therapy for Sexual Offenders with Virtual Reality Glasses

November 3, 2014 10:14 am | by Universite de Montreal | News | Comments

Virtual reality may be the key to predicting both the behavior of sex offenders and the effectiveness of the therapies they have undergone, according to a study undertaken by Massil Benbouriche of the University of Montreal’s School of Criminology...

Microsoft Unveils Fitness Gadget, Health Tracking

October 30, 2014 3:06 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pay for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices. For instance, Microsoft says ...  

Could Copper Prevent Spread of Ebola?

October 30, 2014 11:07 am | by University of Southampton | News | Comments

Research from the University of Southampton has indicated that copper could help to prevent the spread of Ebola. Hand washing, disinfectants and quarantine procedures alone have been found to be insufficient to contain the spread of the ...

On the Run: Continuous ECG Surveillance of Marathon Athletes

October 29, 2014 1:30 pm | by European Society of Cardiology | News | Comments

The condition of an athlete's heart has for the first time been accurately monitored throughout the duration of a marathon race. The real-time monitoring was achieved by continuous electrocardiogram surveillance and data transfer over the public mobile phone network...

Photos of the Day: Medication Management with the Amiko Inhaler

October 28, 2014 3:46 pm | by Amiko | News | Comments

Amiko, a unique wearable activity tracker that actually wraps around medicine packaging, launches to tackle non-adherent behavior as it happens. While other solutions are either smartphone apps which rely on patients to accurately and consistently report...

Wearable Activity Tracker Improves Medication Adherence

October 28, 2014 1:49 pm | by Amiko | News | Comments

One of healthcare’s biggest concerns is the discrepancy between potentially achievable success rates and the actual treatment success rates when it comes to patients. Studies show that something as simple as getting patients to take their meds, on time...

Many Home Blood Pressure Monitors May Be Inaccurate

October 28, 2014 12:21 pm | by American Society of Nephrology | News | Comments

Home blood pressure monitors may be inaccurate in up to 15% of patients, according to a study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014 November 11¬–16 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. Major guidelines recommend...

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