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Category: Medical Devices


Innovation, Medical Devices

Health and wellness could be the next frontier for Amazon’s Alexa

May 18, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

We could soon be talking to Alexa about much more than music, shopping lists and weather updates, as Amazon is reportedly building a team to incorporate its digital assistant with healthcare and wellness advice. According to internal documents reviewed by […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

First AI device to detect diabetic eye disease gets FDA greenlight

April 17, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

On Wednesday 11 April the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the marketing approval of the first medical device to use artificial intelligence (AI) to detect more than a mild level of diabetic retinopathy, the most common cause of […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

FDA clears AI-based device for diabetic eye disease detection

April 12, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the sale of an artificial intelligence (AI) based medical device for the detection of an eye disease associated with diabetes called diabetic retinopathy. Reported to be the first device to provide […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Wireless sensors collect temperature and pressure of bedbound patients

April 11, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

An international team of researchers has developed wireless skin-like sensors for collecting temperature and pressure information from bedridden patients. The researchers from the US, China and Korea described the small devices, which are about the size of a US cent […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

5 ways smartphones can be linked to hospital systems

April 3, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

A new report from Spyglass Consulting Group finds that 90 percent of surveyed hospitals are making enterprisewide investments in smartphones and secure mobile communication platforms to drive clinical transformation and identify common communication challenges that clinicians face. The surveyed hospitals […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

New app may help predict, track manic and depressive episodes in bipolar patients

March 21, 2018

Via: The Medical News

An app that one day may help predict and monitor manic and depressive episodes in people with bipolar disorder is now available in the App Store. The app, called BiAffect, was designed by researchers at the University of Illinois at […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Heart monitor links patients to doctors using the one thing they’re unlikely to forget—their phones

March 7, 2018

Via: CNBC

Mason Rinks would be studying for exams or working at his internship when he would feel lightheaded and dizzy and sometimes experience palpitations. Away at school and out of his insurance network, he wouldn’t know what to do. The 20-year-old […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Smartwatch app accurately detects atrial fibrillation

March 2, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The 12-lead electrocardiogram, a noninvasive device that shows the heart’s electrical activity, is considered the gold standard for diagnosing patients with the cardiac rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation. However, the Cleveland Clinic has demonstrated that a smartwatch wristband and app—cleared by […]


EHR & EMR, Innovation, Medical Devices

Apple Health app effort to engage consumers by sharing EHR info

February 19, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Apple’s recently announced efforts to enhance the healthcare capabilities of its iPhone Health app represent a jump-start for efforts to advance the coordination of patient care through record sharing. The push has direct implications for Apple’s designs to play a […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Medical Devices

New device could allow people with disabilities to live more independently, enhance their quality of life

February 16, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A new study presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Atlanta found that a person with a spinal cord injury could improve their ability to grip and move household objects by using an electrical stimulation […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Smart thermometer, app provide real-time influenza tracking

February 9, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Using a “smart” thermometer connected to a mobile phone app, University of Iowa researchers have successfully demonstrated that they can track influenza activity in real time at both population and individual levels, and in the process accurately predict flu activity […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Digital lifestyle intervention platform shown to reduce rates of Type 2 diabetes

January 31, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Liva Healthcare monitored the progress of 136 patients using its digital healthcare app to prevent and roll back Type 2 diabetes over a nine-month period. Over the period, 82% of the patients (112) lost weight, losing an average of 6.3kg […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

6 Practical Tech Gadgets For Medical Professionals

January 16, 2018

Via: HITECH Answers

Options for treating patients and helping them stay healthy are rapidly evolving, and improved technology is largely responsible for making that the case. Some of the available offerings could forever change how patients and physicians interact with each other. The […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

App monitors symptom severity in patients undergoing chemotherapy

December 22, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Using a smartphone and Fitbit device, cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy were able to be remotely monitored in real time by their physicians in order to better detect severe or worsening symptoms from the treatment and to intervene earlier between clinic […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

US FDA approves Boston Scientific’s brain stimulation device

December 12, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Boston Scientific’s Vercise Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease symptoms. A DBS system is designed to trigger a targeted region of the brain through implanted leads […]