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Category: Medical Devices


Innovation, Medical Devices

Abbott introduces new DRG stimulator system for pain relief in US

October 18, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Abbott has introduced its new Proclaim DRG Neurostimulator System in the US for reducing pain in patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) of the lower limbs such as the foot, knee and hip. With new patient-centric benefits, the magnetic […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

BYOD in hospitals: What you need to know

September 28, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Personal mobile devices in hospitals present a problem for many executives. Although there are many potential security risks, staff increasingly want to use their own smartphones, tablets and laptops for work purposes. The concept of BYOD, or bring-your-own-device, has gained […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Patient Experience

As consumers obsess with mobile devices, engage them with health apps

September 7, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

The number of smartphone connections is expected to reach six billion by 2020, accounting for two-thirds of the nine billion global mobile connections by that time, according to a report from GSMA.1 U.S. consumers already are spending about five hours […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

SmartTouch for Symbicort Smart Inhaler Cleared by FDA

September 6, 2017

Via: Medgadget

Adherium, a company out of Auckland, New Zealand, won FDA clearance to introduce its SmartTouch for Symbicort device that monitors and promotes prescribed inhaler usage. Symbicort is an inhaled medication used to treat symptoms of asthma and COPD. The device […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

New app uses smartphone camera to provide detailed information about heart health

September 6, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Want to know how healthy your heart is? Now there’s an app for that. In a proof-of-concept clinical trial, engineers at Caltech, Huntington Medical Research Institute, and USC have demonstrated that the camera on your smartphone can noninvasively provide detailed […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

New app uses smartphone selfies to screen for pancreatic cancer

August 29, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Pancreatic cancer has one of the worst prognoses — with a five-year survival rate of 9 percent — in part because there are no telltale symptoms or non-invasive screening tools to catch a tumor before it spreads. Now, University of […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

‘Exoskeletons’ May Help Kids with Cerebral Palsy Walk

August 25, 2017

Via: MedlinePlus Health News

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A robotic exoskeleton attached to the lower leg may someday help kids with cerebral palsy maintain the ability to walk. Cerebral palsy is a lifelong disorder, characterized by impaired motor function and muscle […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

iMedicalApps: This Week’s Top Medical Apps

August 24, 2017

Via: MedPageToday

Each week, new medical platforms and apps are added to app stores. To save you time, we’ve sorted through them to pick the most exciting new medical apps. Here are a few of our choices: The American Board of Family […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Wearable technology can enhance long-term patient care

August 9, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Wearable technologies have been widely adopted by consumers to measure and track aspects of health. Bracelets can track steps and calorie burn, clothing can measure heart rate and VO2 levels. While adoption is slower in clinical settings, some healthcare organizations […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Soft robotic exosuits help patients walk after stroke

July 31, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

Scientists have created lightweight and low-profile soft robotic ankle supports that could help stroke patients walk with less difficulty and more normal strides. More than 7 million Americans are stroke survivors, and a vast majority of affected individuals never fully recover the […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

iBeat Extends Seed Round to $4.5M for Wearable Heart Monitoring Smartwatch

July 14, 2017

Via: HitConsultant

iBeat, makers of the heart monitoring smartwatch wearable that perpetually monitors and detects cardiac arrest, heart attack, and atrial fibrillation has closed an additional $3.5M of funding, bringing its total seed stage funding total to $4.5 million. New investors include WTI, SV Tech Ventures, Lee […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Defymed develops new insulin delivery device for diabetes management

July 13, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

French firm Defymed has developed a new insulin delivery device ExOlin to facilitate better disease management for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients. ExOlin consists of a biocompatible membrane that is non-biodegradable and permeable to insulin. The device […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Biotronik reports positive results from BIOFLEX-I trial of Pulsar-18 stent for PAD

July 6, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

German firm Biotronik has reported positive results from the BIOFLEX-I clinical trial of the Pulsar-18 stent to treat patients suffering from peripheral artery disease (PAD). Pulsar-18 is a superficial femoral artery (SFA) self-expanding stent that features a 4-French (4F) delivery system […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medtronic and Aetna to study health outcomes with new insulin pump

June 28, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Medtronic has entered a new outcomes-based agreement with US healthcare firm Aetna to investigate health outcomes in diabetes patients switching to pump therapy using its insulin pump that employs SmartGuard Technology and the new MiniMed 670G system. The solution is designed […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Bioengineers create more durable, versatile wearable for diabetes monitoring

June 26, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas are getting more out of the sweat they’ve put into their work on a wearable diagnostic tool that measures three diabetes-related compounds in microscopic amounts of perspiration. “Type 2 diabetes affects so […]