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Category: Medical Devices


Innovation, Medical Devices

Microsoft supports development of epilepsy prediction device

May 17, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Named NeuroSyd, the device will be designed to act as a seizure warning system via real-time monitoring and processing of brain-signals that indicate an epileptic seizure. Primarily intended to help adult epilepsy patients while driving, the device will provide an […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Abbott introduces new device to detect irregular heartbeats

May 8, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Confirm Rx holds US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and the European CE-Mark. The paperclip-sized, next-generation insertable cardiac monitor (ICM) features smartphone connectivity and continuous, remote monitoring of irregular heartbeats to enable quick diagnosis. Arrhythmia is characterised by abnormal […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medtronic introduces new revascularisation device in US

May 1, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The device can be used to mechanically remove blood clots from blocked vessels in the brain. This helps restore blood flow in acute ischemic stroke patients with large vessel occlusion. Stroke, which causes approximately six million deaths annually, is considered […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Is software a blind spot for the medical device industry?

May 1, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Software is obviously nothing new in the medtech world. Jeff LeBlanc, director of user experience at user interface (UI) design firm Boston UX, remembers his earliest job in the medical device field three decades ago, working on cardiac monitoring devices […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Novel AI voice tool can help diagnose PTSD

April 22, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A specially designed computer program can help diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans by analyzing their voices, a new study finds. Published online April 22 in the journal Depression and Anxiety, the study found that an artificial intelligence tool […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

‘Alexa, find me a doctor’: Amazon Alexa adds new medical skills

April 4, 2019

Via: CNBC

Amazon’s voice assistant can now manage people’s sensitive health information, which represents an important step for the company into the $3.5 trillion health care sector. As of Thursday, consumers will be able to use about half a dozen new Alexa […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

FDA seeks feedback on regulatory framework changes for AI

April 3, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

To ensure that the machines only work for their approved purpose, FDA-cleared algorithms are currently locked to prevent the system from continuing to adapt and learn each time the code is used. The algorithm is instead trained manually. Suggested framework […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Can the Apple 4 smartwatch save lives?

March 28, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The Apple Watch 3 has recently made headlines in a controversial heart study showing its potential use as a screening tool for heart arrhythmias. The Apple Watch 3 is equipped with a set of optical heart sensors to detect your […]


Data Security, Information Management, Innovation, Medical Devices

FDA issues alert on cybersecurity vulnerabilities in Medtronic devices

March 25, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The issues were found in Conexus telemetry technology, which uses wireless radio frequency (RF) channels to enable Medtronic programmers and monitoring accessories to remotely transfer data from a patient’s cardiac device to a specific healthcare clinic. Clinicians use the technology […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Heart failure device Optimizer Smart gets FDA approval

March 22, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The new system is designed to improve walking distance, quality of life and functional status of patients that are incompatible with other treatments such as cardiac resynchronisation therapy, which coordinates the function of the left and right ventricles. Consisting of […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

US medical devices industry sees a drop of 41.4% in deal activity in February 2019

March 21, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A total of 41 deals worth $6.15bn were announced in February 2019, compared to the 12-month average of 70 deals. Venture financing was the leading category in the month in terms of volume with 31 deals which accounted for 75.6% […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Remote monitoring of implanted defibrillators in heart failure patients prevents hospitalizations

March 18, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Remote monitoring keeps heart failure patients out of hospital, according to late-breaking findings from the RESULT trial presented today at EHRA 2019, a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress. The set-up is so effective that it has won reimbursement from […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Could a smartphone app detect diabetes?

March 8, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. Worryingly, almost one in four people in the U.S. are living with diabetes but do not know. Without treatment, diabetes […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Health plans take steps to study use of fitness wearables, data

March 1, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Health plans are beginning to wrestle with how to best use wearable devices—and the data they provide—it improve patient care and lower overall costs. For example, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) is partnering with Fitbit to make its […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

US researchers develop wireless sensors to monitor babies in NICU

March 1, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The new infant sensors are soft, flexible and gentler on a baby’s skin, the researchers said. When tested on premature babies at two hospitals in Chicago, US, the wireless sensors were able to deliver data with accuracy similar to that […]