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Category: Medical Devices


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 […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

New study finds digital devices may help identify dementia signs

August 9, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The research has revealed that these devices may help in the identification of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s disease dementia. As part of the 12-week study, it was found that an iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and the Beddit sleep […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Medical Devices

Small biodegradable implant for releasing local anesthetic inside the body

August 7, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Patients fitted with an orthopedic prosthetic commonly experience a period of intense pain after surgery. In an effort to control the pain, surgeons inject painkillers into the tissue during the operation. When that wears off a day or two later, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Medical Devices

Blood pressure monitoring may one day be easy as taking a video selfie

August 6, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Transdermal optical imaging measures blood pressure by detecting blood flow changes in smartphone-captured facial videos. Ambient light penetrates the skin’s outer layer allowing digital optical sensors in smartphones to visualize and extract blood flow patterns, which transdermal optical imaging models […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

UK researchers trial new device for monitoring dizziness

August 1, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) in the UK have completed a clinical trial assessing a dizziness monitoring device. The Continuous Ambulatory Vestibular Assessment (CAVA) device is designed as a […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Novel microfluidics device could save lives by accelerating sepsis diagnosis

July 29, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The small microfluidic sensor can detect a biomarker for sepsis called interleukin-6 (IL-6) in tiny volumes of blood within approximately 25 minutes. The device could provide an inexpensive and more sensitive alternative to current point-of-care systems for the detection of […]