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Category: Medical Devices


Innovation, Medical Devices

US study shows Apple Watch helps detect atrial fibrillation

November 14, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers of Stanford University School of Medicine in the US have shown that the wearable technology Apple Watch can identify atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is a condition of irregular heart rate. Given its elusive and sporadic symptoms, often the condition […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical devices industry deals in October 2019 total $762.12m globally

November 14, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The value marked a decrease of 65.1% over the previous month and a drop of 83.3% when compared with the last 12-month average of $4.55bn. In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 12.9% over the […]


Data Privacy, Information Management, Innovation, Medical Devices

Wearable technology in healthcare: What are the leading themes?

November 13, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The challenges that wearable technology is facing are broad. They range from data security, trust issues, and incentivisation to regulatory and ethical hurdles. Regulations surrounding wearables are in flux. Some regulatory agencies view wearables as low-risk devices and avoid regulatory […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

No-deal Brexit and the medical device industry: what to expect

September 24, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Considering the sheer scale of the sector, talk of border delays, technical hold-ups and stockpiling bodybags hasn’t exactly painted a hopeful picture of the situation, and the overarching impact of no-deal on medical devices could be huge. The UK has […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

US medical devices industry sees a drop of 19.7% in deal activity in August 2019

September 23, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A total of 61 deals worth $2.02bn were announced in August 2019, compared to the 12-month average of 76 deals. Venture financing was the leading category in the month in terms of volume with 47 deals which accounted for 77.05% […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Apple’s new Research app to serve as platform for three medical studies

September 11, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Several major academic and healthcare institutions are partnering with Apple to leverage a new app for medical research intended to reach more participants than has previously been possible. The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant announced on Tuesday that three medical studies […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Novel self-monitoring solution can be an efficient tool in managing uncontrolled asthma

September 3, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet shows that a treatment adjustment algorithm based on lung function and symptoms in a mobile phone can be an efficient tool in managing uncontrolled asthma. For fuss-free measuring of lung function, the phone […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Researchers develop soft robot to help implants adapt to the body

September 2, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A team of researchers has developed a soft robot that could help medical implants such as pacemakers, breast implants, neural probes and drug delivery devices adapt to the body. The team involved the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway), […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

First neuromodulation device for heart failure gains FDA approval

August 30, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The device, Barostim Neo, is designed to activate the body’s natural blood flow regulation to treat these conditions, and can be adjusted to meet each patient’s needs. It gained approval through the premarket (PMA) pathway, and has already received a […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Snooze, you lose: the devices helping to understand the science of sleep

August 29, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

LYS Button: understanding light exposure Winner of the AXA Health Tech & You Awards 2019 in the Sleep Tech Challenge LYS has created a wearable clip-on button to track the light the wearer is exposed to in their day-to-day life. […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

US medical devices industry sees a rise of 5.4% in deal activity in July 2019

August 23, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A total of 78 deals worth $5.82bn were announced in July 2019, compared to the 12-month average of 74 deals. Venture financing was the leading category in the month in terms of volume with 50 deals which accounted for 64.1% […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Optic nerve stimulation offers hope for treating visual impairment

August 20, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The technology, developed in a partnership between the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland and the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Italy, bypasses the eyeball completely and sends messages to the brain. Researchers made attempts to stimulate the optic […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Implantable brain chip could solve obesity epidemic

August 19, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The battle with obesity is now set to go digital, with the development of tiny brain chips that could alter the activity of the brain area involved in experiencing pleasure from food. The chip, called a responsive neurostimulation system (RNS), […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Researchers develop new portable robotic exosuit

August 16, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Currently, the device can aid a wearers walk and run by assisting with gait-specific hip extension. Previously, robotic devices have been developed for different purposes, including medical rehabilitation. However, researchers noted the lack of a portable device that could aid […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

North America’s medical devices industry sees a rise of 5.1% in deal activity in July 2019

August 14, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A total of 82 medical devices industry deals worth $5.82bn were announced for the region in July 2019, against the 12-month average of 78 deals. Of all the deal types, venture financing saw most activity in July 2019 with 51 […]