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Category: Med Tech


Innovation, Med Tech

Novel system uses AI to detect abnormalities in fetal hearts

September 21, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A research group led by scientists from the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP) have developed a novel system that can automatically detect abnormalities in fetal hearts in real-time using artificial intelligence (AI). This technology could help examiners to […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Google’s AI tool can determine lung cancer type from images

September 18, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The machine learning programme demonstrated 97% accuracy in differentiating adenocarcinoma from squamous cell carcinoma. These two types of lung cancer are considered difficult to distinguish without confirmatory tests. In addition, the AI tool was able to identify genetic changes related […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Tiny sensors can measure dopamine levels in the brain for more than a year

September 12, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Dopamine, a signaling molecule used throughout the brain, plays a major role in regulating our mood, as well as controlling movement. Many disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, depression, and schizophrenia, are linked to dopamine deficiencies. MIT neuroscientists have now devised a […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Regulatory

AHA voices support for $100M FCC telehealth pilot program

September 11, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

A national hospital organization has voiced its support for a new $100 million Federal Communications Commission pilot program meant to boost the use of telehealth for low-income and rural Americans. The American Hospital Association on Monday sent a comment letter […]


Innovation, Med Tech

General Electric and DARPA partner for diabetes research project

September 7, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

General Electric (GE) has collaborated with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on a $2.9m research project to develop non-drug treatments for diabetes. During the three-year research programme, GE Bioelectronic scientists who specialise in bioelectronic medicine will explore new […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Researchers develop fully-automated medical image analysis program to detect breast tumors

September 6, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from the University of Adelaide’s Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) are developing a fully-automated medical image analysis program to detect breast tumors. The program uses a unique style to focus on the affected area. In conjunction with an […]


Innovation, Med Tech

US researchers find way to encapsulate micromotors into pills

September 6, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

US researchers have identified a way to encapsulate micromotors into pills to diagnose and treat disease in the human body. The devices are self-propelled microscopic robots the width of a human hair and are designed to perform a wide range […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Wearable health technology: fads or the future?

September 5, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

As the wearable health technology market continues to grow it can be hard to distinguish the trendy consumer devices from those with useful medical applications. From the debate over smart watches to the latest wearable MRI scanner, here’s a roundup […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Bioprinting: the future of organ transplant

September 5, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

At the end of June, Biolife4D announced it had successfully 3D printed human cardiac tissue in patch form. The cardiac patch was printed in a number of days, rather than the timeframe of six to eight months predicted in scientific […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Using VR to train next generation of paramedics

August 30, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Virtual reality (VR) is being used to train and prepare the next generation of paramedics to respond to terrorist attacks and natural disasters. Edith Cowan University researchers have worked with Perth VR production company Virtual Guest to create a fully […]


Innovation, Med Tech

US researchers 3D-print image-sensing array to create bionic eye

August 29, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at the University of Minnesota, US, have 3D-printed an array of light receptors on a hemispherical surface, which can be used to create a bionic eye to assist blind and partially sighted people in seeing better. The research was […]


Innovation, Med Tech

MIT machine learning makes brain cancer treatment less toxic

August 28, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Researchers are using machine learning to ease the harsh effects of treating glioblastoma, the form of brain cancer that took the life of Senator John McCain. The initiative underway at MIT offers hope for those patients suffering from the condition, […]


Innovation, Med Tech

The heart: Digital or analog?

August 27, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The research study, now online but scheduled to appear as a final version on Tuesday, Sept. 4, in the journal eLife, may inform the development of new classes of drugs to treat heart rhythm disorders, which occur when someone’s heart […]


Innovation, Med Tech

AI And Radar: The Future Of Noninvasive Blood Sugar Monitoring?

August 24, 2018

Via: Forbes

The “wish list”, or holy grail for diabetics who prick their finger several times a day to measure their blood sugar usually involves two things: a way to check their blood sugar without painful finger pricks, and taking a pill […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Google’s AI can outperform experts in diagnosing eye disease

August 23, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Google’s DeepMind AI arm has created a new deep learning framework that diagnoses eye diseases and triages treatment options. Research suggests that the approach can do just as well as—and, in some cases, better—than eye specialists, and could help patients […]