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Bedside Optical Monitoring Device Shows Promise for Individualized Care in Stroke Patients

March 21, 2014 9:42 am | by Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Using a University of Pennsylvania-designed device to noninvasively and continuously monitor cerebral blood flow (CBF) in acute stroke patients, researchers from Penn Medicine and the Department of Physics & Astronomy in Penn Arts and...

Midmark Announces IQvitals Connectivity with Amazing Charts Electronic Medical Record Software

March 20, 2014 9:14 am | by Midmark Corporation | News | Comments

Midmark Corporation, a leading medical solutions provider and trusted leader in digital diagnostic devices for non-acute care, today announced that Midmark IQvitals is now integrated with the recently released version of Amazing Charts’...

Research: EarlySense Monitoring System Reduces Length of Stay in the Hospital and ICU

March 20, 2014 8:34 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

EarlySense®, the market leader in contact free monitoring solutions, today revealed significant results of a 7,643 patient outcome study conducted by researchers from Harvard University Medical School and published at The American Journal...

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Functional Brain Imaging Can Provide Better Diagnosis And Treatment Monitoring In Persons With Traumatic Brain Injury

March 19, 2014 5:32 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a devastating problem with serious physical and emotional consequences.  Nick Bell, former Oakland Raider running back, suffered for many years with depression, pain, irritability and isolation as the result...

Self-Powered Medical Monitoring Devices: Harnessing Free Ambient Energy

March 19, 2014 3:58 pm | by Niranjan Pathare, Sr. Market Development Manager — Battery Management Solutions, Texas Instruments Inc. | Texas Instruments Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Advances in semiconductor design have opened up the possibility of self-powered medical devices in the near future. Typical use cases would be for personal fitness or medical heath monitoring. A self-powered device would be able to energize...

Study Uses Video-Game Device to Prevent Patient Falls

March 19, 2014 11:54 am | by University of Missouri | News | Comments

Technology used in video games is making its way to hospital rooms, where researchers at the University of Missouri hope to learn new ways to prevent falls among hospital patients. Between 700,000 and 1 million people each year fall in...

New, Stretchable Antenna for Wearable Health Monitoring

March 18, 2014 11:13 am | by Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new, stretchable antenna that can be incorporated into wearable technologies, such as health monitoring devices. “Many researchers – including our lab – have developed prototype...

Toward 'Vanishing' Electronics and Unlocking Nanomaterials' Power Potential

March 18, 2014 10:54 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Brain sensors and electronic tags that dissolve. Boosting the potential of renewable energy sources. These are examples of the latest research from two pioneering scientists selected as this year's Kavli lecturers at the 247th National... 

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Harnessing Everyday Motion to Power Mobile Devices

March 17, 2014 10:59 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Imagine powering your cell phone by simply walking around your office or rubbing it with the palm of your hand. Rather than plugging it into the wall, you become the power source. Researchers at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition...

Photos of the Day: Body-Powered Devices

March 17, 2014 10:57 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Zhong Lin Wang, Ph.D., and his team have set out to transform the way we look at mechanical energy. Conventional energy sources have so far relied on century-old science that requires scattered, costly power plants and a grid to distribute...

Biox's MobiCare Wireless Patient Monitors Receive Marketing Approval in China

March 17, 2014 8:27 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Vasomedical, Inc., a diversified medical technology company specializing in the design, manufacture and sale of medical devices, including EECP Therapy systems, the gold standard of ECP therapy, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary...

Smaller, Smarter Cardiac Monitoring

March 14, 2014 10:00 am | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center is one of the nation’s first hospitals to use the Medtronic Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) System, the smallest implantable cardiac monitoring device available. Smaller...

'Virtual ER' to Deliver Emergency Medical Response to Seafarers

March 14, 2014 7:25 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Future Care, Inc., a leading provider of health management services to the maritime community, and Cedar Knolls, NJ. Globecomm Maritime, a leading provider of maritime communications solutions, have formed a strategic relationship to create...

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Technology Depicts Patients’ Optimal Body Position to Aid Caregivers in the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers

March 13, 2014 2:08 pm | by Wellsense | News | Comments

According to a new study published in The American Journal of Critical Care, “Continuous Bedside Pressure Mapping and Rates of Hospital-Associated Pressure Ulcers in a Medical Intensive Care Unit,” continuous bedside pressure mapping (CBPM)...

Healthcare Industry Still Lacking in Cyber Threat Preparedness

March 13, 2014 11:31 am | by HITRUST | News | Comments

The number of cyber attacks targeted at healthcare industry organizations of all types and sizes continues to increase, while research indicates that most healthcare organizations are not adequately addressing cyber threat preparedness and...

The Pulse: Growing Stem Cells on a Chia Pet

March 12, 2014 4:39 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we’re making heart models for fewer recalls, taking vital signs with an iPhone, tracking activities with Moov, and finding a new way to grow stem cells ...             

Capsule SmartLinx Medical Device Information System Enables More Meaningful Patient Interaction and Faster Intervention

March 12, 2014 11:35 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Capsule Tech, Inc., the leading global provider of medical device integration solutions, today announced that it will feature its Capsule SmartLinx Medical Device Information System (MDIS), at the American Organization of Nursing Executives...

Navy Warfighter Holds ‘Alarms’ Lessons for Healthcare

March 11, 2014 5:08 pm | by AAMI | News | Comments

What can healthcare professionals learn from the military about the effective management of alarms? Quite a bit, apparently. A new paper from the Healthcare Technology Safety Institute (HTSI) explains how hospitals could improve their alarm...

Philips tests innovative telehealth solution for pregnant women

March 11, 2014 5:28 am | by Philips Electronics | News | Comments

Royal Philips Indonesia today officially announced its pilot-project in collaboration with local hospital group Bundamedik, the city government of Padang and the Ministry of Health, to address the increasing concern of maternal mortality...

Smartphones Become ‘Eye-Phones’ with Low-Cost Devices Developed by Ophthalmologists

March 10, 2014 1:53 pm | by Rosanne Spector, Stanford University School of Medicine | News | Comments

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed two inexpensive adapters that enable a smartphone to capture high-quality images of the front and back of the eye. The adapters make it easy for anyone with minimal...

Video Conferencing Allows Near and Far Caregivers to Help Loved Ones

March 10, 2014 11:21 am | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Of an estimated 65 million Americans who provide some type of care to an ill family member, about 7 million live at least an hour from the relative they’re caring for. The issue, then, is how to get these “distance caregivers” in the room...

Biomolecular Tweezers Facilitate Study of Mechanical Force Effects on Cells and Proteins

March 10, 2014 10:38 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new type of biomolecular tweezers could help researchers study how mechanical forces affect the biochemical activity of cells and proteins. The devices – too small to see without a microscope – use opposing magnetic and electrophoretic...

Smartphone App Reads Blood Oxygen Levels

March 10, 2014 10:15 am | by Grand Challenges Canada | News | Comments

Private and public investors are injecting $2 million into a Canadian mobile health innovation that offers hope of preventing thousands of deaths and improving the health of expectant mothers, newborns and children throughout the developing...

Photos of the Day: Smartphone Oximeter

March 10, 2014 10:14 am | by Grand Challenges Canada | News | Comments

LionsGate Technologies, a Vancouver-based social enterprise, has secured its first major financial backers to scale up development of the Phone Oximeter, an app and medical sensor that turns a non-specialist, community-level health worker's...

MedScope Offers First Truly Mobile Medical Alert System for Use Anywhere

March 10, 2014 12:26 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

MedScope, the leading developer and marketer of high tech medical alert systems, has announced its new two-way communication mobile Personal Emergency Response System, that can be used anywhere, is now available. Unlike traditional medical...

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