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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...   

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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...

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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...

New Technology Supports Diabetic Patients and Their Doctors

May 21, 2014 10:05 am | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

Diabetes affects around 10% of the population; according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The disease places a huge financial burden on healthcare systems, and also leads to early death and poor quality of life. However, patients...

New mHealth Eco-System Will Be Formed by ‘Connected Elite’ of App Publishers, Sensor Vendors, and Enabling Companies

May 21, 2014 9:36 am | by research2guidance | News | Comments

Three groups of mHealth app market players will form the inner circle of the new mHealth app ecosystem. Vital data like steps, calories burned and glucose readings will constitute the core value of the emerging mHealth app market. Traditional...

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Smallest ALS Cardiac Monitor Defibrillator in the World, Just 2.8 Pounds

May 21, 2014 9:10 am | by LifeBot | News | Comments

LifeBot has entered the defibrillator markets introducing the smallest lightest ALS unit in the world. The system is available for international markets only. The company is working to make available a U.S. version soon. World's Lightest...

FDA Approves First Mobile Platform for Real-Time Estimation of Surgical Blood Loss

May 20, 2014 12:21 pm | by Gauss Surgical | News | Comments

Gauss Surgical has announced that the Triton Fluid Management System, the world’s first and only mobile platform for real-time estimation of surgical blood loss on surgical sponges, has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)... 

Financial Pressures in Healthcare Driving Need for Operating Room Outsourcing

May 20, 2014 11:15 am | by Accenture | Articles | Comments

Financial pressures intensify throughout the healthcare industry. Consider the business of manufacturing medical equipment, such as patient monitoring devices and anesthesia machines, and selling them to hospitals for use in operating room...

Technology Helps Teens with Chronic Diseases

May 19, 2014 12:25 pm | by University of California, San Diego Health Sciences | News | Comments

Adolescents with chronic diseases (ACD), such as cystic fibrosis, gastrointestinal disorders (including Crohn’s disease) and Type 1 diabetes, often find the transition of managing their health care needs into adulthood to be challenging...

ICD and CRT-D Patients Benefit from Home Telemonitoring

May 19, 2014 11:36 am | by European Society of Cardiology | News | Comments

Home telemonitoring is equally effective in ICD and CRT-D patients, a subanalysis of the IN-TIME trial has shown. The findings were presented for the first time today at the Heart Failure Congress 2014, held 17-20 May in Athens, Greece...

One Small Chip – One Giant Leap Forward For Early Cancer Detection

May 19, 2014 11:12 am | by ICFO-Institute of Photonic Sciences | News | Comments

Today, the majority of cancers are detected on the macroscopic level, when the tumor is already composed of millions of cancer cells and the disease is starting to advance into a more mature phase. But what if we could diagnose cancer before...

Revenue for Sports, Fitness, and Activity Monitors to Increase by Nearly $1 Billion Through 2019

May 16, 2014 9:37 am | by IHS Technology | News | Comments

Global market revenue for sports, fitness and activity monitors will rise by 46 percent from 2013 through 2019, expanding by nearly $1 billion as health-conscious consumers rush to buy devices ranging from heart-rate monitors to running...

Omnis Health Introduces EmbraceEVO Blood Glucose Monitoring System

May 15, 2014 5:32 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Omnis Health, a value leader in diabetes monitoring systems, today announced the launch of the new EmbraceEVO, a blood glucose meter with a sleek, compact design. The EmbraceEVO is uniquely available as an affordable all-in-one starter kit...

Flexible Supercapacitor Could Power Wearable Medical Monitors

May 15, 2014 4:25 pm | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Scientists have taken a large step toward making a fiber-like energy storage device that can be woven into clothing and power wearable medical monitors, communications equipment or other small electronics. The device is a supercapacitor—a...

InstaMD Launches Indiegogo Campaign for Multi-Use Health Monitoring Headset

May 15, 2014 2:14 pm | by InstaMD | News | Comments

InstaMD, a startup company specializing in patient centric health technology, launched the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for their debut product, the Multi-Use InstaMD Headset today. The headset works in conjunction with any existing... 

Virtual Pet Leads to Increased Physical Activity for Kids

May 15, 2014 11:11 am | by University of Georgia | News | Comments

Placing children into a mixed reality—part virtual environment and part real world—has great potential for increasing their physical activity and decreasing their risk of obesity, according to University of Georgia researchers. Sixty-one...

6 Hidden Factors that Drive Commercially Successful mHealth App Publishing

May 15, 2014 10:26 am | by research2guidance | News | Comments

There are above the line factors that contribute to successful mHealth app publishing. These include getting featured on an app store, great design, usability and functionality of an app and highly visible advertisement campaigns. The success...

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