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Category: Med Tech


Innovation, Med Tech

Virtual reality may help stimulate memory in people with dementia

May 16, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of conditions, including Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. It can cause memory loss so severe that it negatively impacts a person’s ability to perform day-to-day activities. A person’s risk of dementia increases as […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Machine learning tool immensely scales up Alzheimer’s research

May 15, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at UC Davis and UC San Francisco have found a way to teach a computer to precisely detect one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease in human brain tissue, delivering a proof of concept for a machine-learning approach to […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Kidney disease AI diagnostic gets FDA Breakthrough Device designation

May 3, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

A Mount Sinai Health System startup, seeking to commercialize an artificial intelligence-enabled clinical diagnostic for kidney disease, has been granted priority regulatory review by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has designated RenalytixAI’s KidneyIntelX as a Breakthrough Device, effectively […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Lack of access to broadband hampering telehealth for veterans

May 2, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Broadband connectivity is critical to meet the healthcare needs of veterans, particularly in rural areas. However, 2.2 million veteran households lack either fixed or mobile broadband connections at home. That’s among the findings of a report by the Federal Communications […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Fetal heart rate monitoring can help health workers to identify at risk fetuses

April 30, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Worldwide, there are over 3 million stillbirths and approximately 3 million newborn deaths each year, most in low-resource countries. About 2 million of these deaths are due to intrapartum hypoxia. There is a strong association between abnormal fetal heart rate […]


Innovation, Med Tech

How MUSC is scaling telehealth across South Carolina

April 24, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

What began as a handful of telehealth pilots at The Medical University of South Carolina to help patients in need has grown into a statewide network that offers 77 unique telehealth services, from tele-ICU to remote monitoring for patients with […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Fundamental Surgery Becomes First VR Surgical Training Simulation to Gain CPD Accreditation

April 22, 2019

Via: HitConsultant

FundamentalVR, developers of immersive training technology for the surgical community, has announced its platform Fundamental Surgery, which combines virtual reality with haptics (the sense of touch), has received Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accreditation by The Royal College of Surgeons. The […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New Virtual Reality Therapy game could offer relief for patients with chronic pain, mobility issues

April 17, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A Virtual Reality Therapy game (iVRT) which could introduce relief for patients suffering from chronic pain and mobility issues has been developed by a team of UK researchers. Dr Andrew Wilson and colleagues from Birmingham City University built the CRPS […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New imaging technology will improve understanding of embryonic development

April 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Soon after conception, an embryo’s circulatory system connects to that of its mother. Complications that occur at this critical time can result in miscarriage or birth defects with long-term chronic conditions. Unfortunately, limitations in imaging technologies prevent researchers from fully […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Patient Experience

Telemedicine visits increase overprescription of antibiotics for children

April 9, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Researchers at UPMC Children’s Hospital found that pediatric patients with acute respiratory infections were prescribed antibiotics more often during virtual visits than in-person appointments. Their analysis of claims data in a national health plan database, published on Monday in the […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New study could improve methods for detecting congenital heart disease

April 4, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A new study by biomedical engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas could significantly improve methods for detecting and diagnosing congenital heart disease in infants and small children. The researchers, collaborating with cardiologists at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Using artificial intelligence to predict mortality

March 29, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

An increasing amount of recent research is suggesting that computer algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI) learning can prove highly useful in the medical world. For instance, a study that appeared a few months ago found that deep learning algorithms can […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Virtual reality could be used to treat people with neurological disorders

March 28, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Playing games in virtual reality (VR) could be a key tool in treating people with neurological disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease. The technology, according to a recent study from the University of Waterloo, could help individuals with […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Philips unveils new telehealth services for precision diagnoses

March 26, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Including Cloud-based picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) software and Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) solutions, the new telehealth platforms are used for advanced analytics, visualisation and workflow applications. The services enhance teleradiology viewing, reporting, on-call radiologist services and exam workflow. […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Artificial neural networks can predict how different areas in the brain respond to words

March 21, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Can artificial intelligence (AI) help us understand how the brain understands language? Can neuroscience help us understand why AI and neural networks are effective at predicting human perception? Research from Alexander Huth and Shailee Jain from The University of Texas […]