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Caring Robots Get the Green Light

March 7, 2014 2:23 pm | by Maria Lazarte, Communication Officer/Social Media Manager, ISO | Articles | Comments

From friendly Wall-E and helpful R2D2 to the dystopian worlds of the Matrix and Terminator, robots have captured our imagination and visions of the future for generations. But the time is fast approaching where interactions between humans...

A Complete Medical Check-Up on a Chip

March 5, 2014 2:55 pm | by École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

About the size of a stapler, this new handheld device developed at EFPL is able to test a large number of proteins in our body all at once — a subtle combination of optical science and engineering. Could it be possible one day to do a...  

Patent Awarded for Technology that Reduces False Alarms in Patient Monitoring Systems

March 5, 2014 2:01 pm | by Nihon Kohden America | News | Comments

Nihon Kohden America, a market leader in patient monitoring innovation, has been awarded patent number US 8,571,893 B2 from the U.S. Patent Office for a unique smoothing algorithm that reduces false alarms in patient monitoring systems... 

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Photos of the Day: Samsung's Heart Monitoring Smartphone

March 3, 2014 10:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone and a Samsung Gear 2 are displayed at the Samsung Galaxy Studio in New York. Last week, Samsung unveiled a new smartphone with a built-in heart rate monitor to complement three upcoming fitness devices, as...

Samsung Unveils Phone with Heart-Rate Monitor

March 3, 2014 9:57 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Last week, Samsung unveiled a new smartphone with a built-in heart rate monitor to complement three upcoming fitness devices, as the Korean companies tries to turn its technological wizardry into lifestyle products that matter. The new Galaxy...

Device Allows Continuous Remote Monitoring for Abnormal Heart Rhythms

February 28, 2014 2:36 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Like a third of all stroke patients, Barbara Manning of Chicago never knew what caused the medical event. Now, Manning might be getting some answers as one of the first people in the United States living with a small cardiac monitoring device...

Egypt Army 'AIDS Detector' Instead Finds Ridicule

February 28, 2014 11:10 am | by Maggie Michael, Associated Press | News | Comments

Egypt's military leaders have come under ridicule after the chief army engineer unveiled what he described as a "miraculous" set of devices that detect and cure AIDS, hepatitis and other viruses. The claim, dismissed by experts and called...

Photos of the Day: A Monitoring Baby Onesie

February 28, 2014 10:45 am | by Rest Devices | News | Comments

Rest Devices' Mimo kimono has sensors embedded on the two green fabric stripes, resembling a vine with leaves that track respiration. Attached at the end of the “vines” is a mount for a plastic module, resembling a turtle, that captures the...

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Smart Baby Monitors in Onesie

February 28, 2014 10:39 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

One of today’s rising tech trends, wearable technology — such as fitness-tracking bracelets, smartwatches, and smartglasses — figured prominently at this January’s Consumer Electronics Show, held in Las Vegas. Among the wearable technology...

Finalists Selected for Georgia Tech InVenture Prize

February 28, 2014 9:40 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The finalists for Georgia Tech’s sixth annual InVenture Prize competition, which will be aired on Georgia Public Broadcasting on March 26 at 7:30 p.m., have been announced. The InVenture Prize competition is designed to encourage and support...

Medical Device Platforms: Times They Are a Changin’

February 27, 2014 11:54 am | by Renjith Ponnappan, Product Manager, eInfochips | Blogs | Comments

What do a BMW, a fridge and a portable ultrasound have in common? Ten years ago the answer would have been “nothing”, but the answer now is “low-power GPµs” spawned from the world of mobile phones. Ten years ago the answer would have been...

DMC Cardiovascular Institute Announces First Use of Miniature Cardiac Monitor

February 26, 2014 2:34 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) announced that it is one of the first hospitals in the world to implant the Medtronic Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) System in a patient, the smallest implantable cardiac monitoring device... 

Gemalto Delivers Secure Connectivity for Innovative Health and Wellness M2M Hub

February 26, 2014 12:46 pm | by Gemalto | News | Comments

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announces its Cinterion M2M technology is providing secure wireless connectivity for a next generation smart health and wellness M2M hub, developed by Vignet Corp. This award-winning and cost...

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Bruin Biometrics Raises $10 Million Round

February 26, 2014 9:06 am | by Bruin Biometrics | News | Comments

Bruin Biometrics, LLC, a medical device company with two biometric sensing products ready for market in Europe and the United States, announced it has closed a $10 million round of funding which was oversubscribed by almost $2.7 million. The...

Nonin Medical's Finger Pulse Oximeter Wins 2014 Bluetooth Breakthrough Award

February 25, 2014 6:57 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of finger pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring, today announced that the Nonin Bluetooth Smart  Model 3230 Finger Pulse Oximeter was awarded the 2014  Bluetooth Breakthrough...

New Diabetes Mobile Health Solution Saves Thousands of Dollars per Employee in Healthcare Costs

February 25, 2014 11:35 am | by Telcare | News | Comments

According to a peer-reviewed publication in this month’s issue of US Endocrinology, the use of a mobile healthcare solution for monitoring diabetes resulted in a $3,300 per person annual reduction in employee healthcare costs. The overall...

3M Announces Next Generation of Tegaderm I.V. Advanced Securement Dressings

February 25, 2014 10:58 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions today announced enhancements to its 3M Tegaderm I.V. Advanced Securement Dressings aimed at improving securement, wear time and proper application. In clinical evaluations of the upgrades, more than...

‘Home’ Is Where the Heart Is (Part 2)

February 24, 2014 2:19 pm | by Tony Zarola, Strategic Marketing Manager, Healthcare | Articles | Comments

Many reports, papers, and studies have been written about the benefits of remote health monitoring, but when you look at the number of companies and institutions that are investing time and energy incorporating VSM (vital sign monitoring)...

Medical Researchers Use Light to Quickly and Easily Measure Blood’s Clotting Properties

February 24, 2014 10:48 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Defective blood coagulation is one of the leading causes of preventable death in patients who have suffered trauma or undergone surgery. The body’s natural defense against severe blood loss is the clotting process, in which platelets, plasma...

Microparticles Show Molecules Their Way

February 24, 2014 10:21 am | by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A team of researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the University of Michigan/USA has produced novel microparticles, whose surface consists of three chemically different segments. These segments can be provided with different...

Welch Allyn and EarlySense Partnership Generates Wide Range of Monitoring Solutions to Enhance Patient Safety

February 24, 2014 9:02 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

EarlySense, the market leader in proactive patient care solutions, together with Welch Allyn, a leading medical diagnostic device company that delivers pragmatic innovation at the point of care, announced today an ongoing strategic partnership...

Interactive Motion Technologies InMotion Robots Used to Identify Novel Biomarkers of Motor Recovery

February 24, 2014 9:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Interactive Motion Technologies, global leader in Redefining Recovery using robotic tools for neurorehabilitation, has announced publication of results from a ground-breaking study identifying biomarkers of motor recovery in Stroke, Journal...

‘Home’ Is Where the Heart Is (Part 1)

February 21, 2014 2:55 pm | by Tony Zarola, Strategic Marketing Manager, Healthcare | Analog Devices, Inc. | Articles | Comments

When the term “home health monitoring” was coined, the reference was not limited to the four walls we live between but rather to the monitoring of an individual’s vital signs when he or she was outside the hospital environment. Since the...

New Apps May Help Detect Seizures, Treat Strokes

February 21, 2014 10:57 am | by American Academy of Neurology | News | Comments

Two new smart phone applications may help people detect epileptic seizures and get better stroke treatment, according to two studies released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in...  

Samsung, UCSF Partner to Accelerate New Innovations in Preventive Health Technology

February 21, 2014 8:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), one of the world’s premier academic medical centers, today announced a partnership to accelerate validation and commercialization of promising new sensors...

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