Tag: device

Biomarker, Innovation

Light-based device uses a few drops of saliva to effectively test COVID-19 patients

February 22, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

A team of researchers from ICFO and IrsiCaixa report on the development of a low-cost, portable, non-invasive device that uses light and saliva to test Covid-19 patients in less than 30 minutes. The results have shown that the device can […]

Innovation, Med Tech, News, Regulatory

FDA authorizes marketing of a device to help diagnose autism spectrum disorder

June 2, 2021

Via: Medical News

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized marketing of a device to help diagnose autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The Cognoa ASD Diagnosis Aid is a machine learning-based software intended to help health care providers diagnose ASD in children 18 […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Wearable adhesive patch sensor accurately predicted worsening heart failure

February 25, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Wearing a removable, adhesive patch sensor accurately predicted worsening heart failure and the need for hospitalization several days before heart failure hospitalization occurred among veterans with heart failure, according to research published today in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Brain stimulation device could improve motor function after stroke

February 21, 2020


A non-invasive magnetic stimulation headset could improve motor function in stroke patients, a new study has found. In a clinical trial of 30 patients who had survived chronic ischemic strokes, the transcranial rotating permanent magnet stimulator (TRPMS) produced significant increases […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Heart failure device Optimizer Smart gets FDA approval

March 22, 2019


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

Invasive surgeries could be avoided with new pacemakers powered by heartbeats

February 22, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Pacemakers are used to manage heart arrhythmia (irregular heartbeats). These conditions can either manifest as tachycardia (a rapid heartbeat exceeding the normal resting rate) or bradycardia (a resting heart rate of under 60 beats per minute). Arrhythmia can affect anyone […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Could a nanodevice eliminate immunotherapy side effects in breast cancer?

October 31, 2018


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, Medical Devices

Researchers develop new testing device to better diagnose dizziness

September 10, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Half of over-65s suffer from dizziness and problems with balance. But some tests to identify the causes of such problems are painful and can risk hearing damage. Now, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a new testing […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Implantable electronic device could stop epileptic seizures

August 31, 2018


The team comprised researchers from the UK’s University of Cambridge and France’s École Nationale Supérieure des Mines and INSERM. During the study, the researchers directly implanted a neurotransmitter into the brain of mice. The device was tuned to deliver a […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

New device uses single drop of blood to diagnose mild traumatic brain injury

July 30, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Falling whilst skiing, tumbling down the stairs or getting hit on the head can cause symptoms such as blurred vision, vomiting, loss of consciousness or memory for about 30 minutes. There is then a risk of mild cerebral trauma, which […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

New implantable device can directly deliver medicines to heart

June 13, 2018


An international team of researchers have developed a new minimally invasive medical device called Therepi that can be placed directly on diseased heart tissue to continuously deliver required drugs, proteins or stem cells. The team was led by Harvard University, […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Health and wellness could be the next frontier for Amazon’s Alexa

May 18, 2018


We could soon be talking to Alexa about much more than music, shopping lists and weather updates, as Amazon is reportedly building a team to incorporate its digital assistant with healthcare and wellness advice. According to internal documents reviewed by […]

Innovation, Medical Devices, Research

New device could allow people with disabilities to live more independently, enhance their quality of life

February 16, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A new study presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Atlanta found that a person with a spinal cord injury could improve their ability to grip and move household objects by using an electrical stimulation […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical Microinstruments unveils new robotic surgical device

December 7, 2017


Italian medical robotic solutions developer Medical Microinstruments (MMI) has unveiled its new robotic platform for open microsurgery. Surgeons can use the new platform to control two small articulated microinstruments designed to allow easy reconstruction after traumatic injuries and following tumour […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Abbott introduces new DRG stimulator system for pain relief in US

October 18, 2017


Abbott has introduced its new Proclaim DRG Neurostimulator System in the US for reducing pain in patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) of the lower limbs such as the foot, knee and hip. With new patient-centric benefits, the magnetic […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

CORolla, a New Device to Treat Diastolic Heart Failure

August 30, 2017

Via: Medgadget

At the Rambam Health Care Campus in Israel, a new device has just been implanted for the first time in a patient with diastolic heart failure. The CORolla device from CorAssist Cardiovascular, a company based in Haifa, Israel, is designed […]

Medical Devices

AliveCor Releases Apple Watch EKG Band Kardia

March 22, 2016

Via: MedPageToday

AliveCor this week introduced the Kardia Band for the Apple Watch, which will let users capture a single-lead EKG by just touching the watch’s band. AliveCor is best known for its smartphone EKG device, the AliveCor Heart Monitor,which the company […]


Beyond the Smart Home: The Health Hub of the Future

March 9, 2016

Via: HitConsultant

Almost every day, we see announcements about yet another “connected” product that is hailed as creating a “smarter” home environment. These types of products promise an easier, more convenient way of living, but they aren’t always connected to our lives—or […]

Med Tech

On-chip processor the first step in point-of-care asthma and tuberculosis diagnostics

August 3, 2015

Via: Sciencedaily Health

A device to mix liquids utilizing ultrasonics is the first and most difficult component in a miniaturized system for low-cost analysis of sputum from patients with pulmonary diseases such as tuberculosis and asthma. The device, developed by engineers at Penn […]

Med Tech

Airing, a Hoseless Micro-CPAP, Hoping to Become a Reality

June 22, 2015

Via: Medgadget

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is typically treated with continuous positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP), which normally involves a bedside pump pushing air into the lungs via a hose connected to a face mask. Sleeping like this can be terribly uncomfortable for […]