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Category: Medical Devices


Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

Abbott’s heart defect treatment device for babies gets FDA approval

January 15, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

PDA is a common congenital cardiac defect that is characterised by an opening between two blood vessels leading from the heart, resulting in difficulty in breathing. Of the 60,000 premature babies born each year in the US, approximately 12,000 have […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Smartphone app monitors breathing to identify opioid overdose

January 10, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 115 people die in the US due to opioid overdose, which is characterised by the slowing down or cessation of breathing. If detected in time, these symptoms can be reversed […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

New walking app can be simpler way to assess physical activity in medical patients

January 8, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A walking app designed to assess and support physical activity in medical patients – is a simpler and more accessible way than many current methods – is being developed at the University of Strathclyde. The app will enable patients to […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

FDA moves to modernise medical device approval after safety scandals

January 4, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

This change was announced following the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) report on over 80,000 deaths in the US associated with defective medical devices over the last 10 years. With globally increasing rates of medical device usage, these technologies […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Apple Watch can now detect your irregular heart rhythms and other problems: Here’s how it works

December 6, 2018

Via: CNBC

Apple Watch users can now take a reading of their heart’s electrical signal by holding a finger on the crown of the device. On Thursday, customers with the Apple Watch Series 4 who install the latest software update can access […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Opinions

Are Hearables The New Wearables Revolutionizing Healthcare?

November 26, 2018

Via: Forbes

The term hearables refers to a hybrid technology which combines the advantages of wearable technology with the form factor and functionality of a headphone. The term hearables surfaced around April 2014, when Nick Hunn wrote about a new class of […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

New device can regulate children’s blood glucose more like natural pancreas

November 14, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The wearable device combines a glucose sensor, an insulin pump and a mobile phone with an Android app that automatically matches the insulin supply to a child’s glucose levels. A pilot study in Austria, Germany, Luxembourg and the UK has […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Apple Watch heart trial recruits 400,000 participants

November 2, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The Apple Heart Study aims to determine if a mobile app that leverages Apple Watch’s optical sensor to analyse pulse rate data will be able to detect irregular heart rhythms that indicate atrial fibrillation. Apple and Stanford Medicine carried out […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Could a nanodevice eliminate immunotherapy side effects in breast cancer?

October 31, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The device is inserted straight into a tumour, making it possible to deliver a one-time, sustained-release dose that would eliminate the need for patients to undergo several intravenous treatments over a prolonged time. Invented by Alessandro Grattoni, PhD, chairman of […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

AI, robotic surgery among top 10 medical innovations of 2019

October 25, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Artificial intelligence, 3D printing and robotic surgery are among the up-and-coming technologies selected for the Cleveland Clinic’s list of the top 10 medical innovations for 2019. The provider organization, which picks those advancements poised to change healthcare in the coming […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Philips unveils IntelliVue app for improved patients monitoring

October 25, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A part of the company’s General Care Solution portfolio, the app includes Early Warning Scoring (EWS) to offer advanced mobility and optimised workflows for clinicians. It has also secured 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

‘Brain training’ app could help OCD patients to manage symptoms

October 23, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A ‘brain training’ app developed at the University of Cambridge could help people who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) manage their symptoms, which may typically include excessive handwashing and contamination fears. In a study published in the journal Scientific […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Abbott obtains US regulatory approval for HeartMate 3 device

October 22, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The approval has labelled HeartMate 3 as a destination therapy for people who are not eligible for a transplant. LVADs are designed to pump blood through the body in order to significantly cut down the workload on a weakened heart. […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Researchers develop personalized and low-cost wearable UV sensors

October 3, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from the University of Granada and RMIT University in Melbourne have developed personalized and low-cost wearable ultraviolet (UV) sensors that warn users when their exposure to the sun has become dangerous. The paper-based sensor, which can be worn as […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

FDA comes under fire for rapid Apple Watch approvals

September 17, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Food and Drug Administration’s quick approval of new mobile medical apps designed for the Apple Watch is raising eyebrows among FDA observers who say the tech behemoth got preferential treatment. Last week, the FDA granted—in two separate letters dated […]