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Innovation, Med Tech

New optical nanoparticle sensor can detect very low glucose concentrations

September 13, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The Optical Research Group of the Universitat Jaume I (GROC-UJI) has developed an optical nanoparticle sensor capable of detecting very low glucose concentrations, such as those present in a person’s tear, by means of fluorescent carbon quantum dots, applying synthesis […]


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, Med Tech

UniSA studies new technology to monitor premature babies

September 2, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

University of South Australia (UniSA) scientists have studied non-contact technology for the monitoring of premature babies in neonatal units. The new computer vision technology is designed to safely track an infant’s heart and respiratory rates. It involves the use of […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New AR glasses found to improve mobility in low vision patients

August 27, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Existing wearable VR technologies for low vision are limited and difficult to use, claimed the researchers. The new AR glasses leverage assistive technology to improve but not replace the natural senses. The system is designed to project bright colours corresponding […]


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 […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers show how microorganisms protect themselves against free radicals

August 5, 2019

Via: The Medical News

There are numerous different scenarios in which microorganisms are exposed to highly reactive molecules known as free radicals. These molecules are capable of damaging important cell components and may be generated during normal cell metabolism or in response to environmental […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Med Tech

Mayo Clinic tests AI to detect atrial fibrillation

August 5, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The Mayo Clinic in the US has conducted a study to evaluate the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology in detecting the signs of atrial fibrillation (AF) or irregular heart rhythms in an EKG. According to the findings, the technology […]


Opinions

UCLA Launching Telemedicine-Based Second Opinion Program

August 1, 2019

Via: EMR Thoughts

At UCLA Health, they’re rolling out a program in which its doctors will offer second opinion consults to patients around the world. To launch the program, UCLA is partnering with MORE Health, a technology vendor which offers what it calls […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Scientists use AI to improve diagnosis and monitoring of rare eye condition

July 23, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Fight for Sight is funding research by scientists from universities and hospitals in Birmingham and London using artificial intelligence to extract ‘hidden’ information from retinal images of patients with a rare eye condition called birdshot uveitis. Their goal is to […]


Regulatory

Biotronik gets FDA approval for injectable cardiac monitor

July 9, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The next-generation cardiac monitor, which is 60% smaller than its predecessor, is intended to provide information on suspected arrhythmia or unexplained syncope with increased clarity. It is expected to allow quick diagnosis and appropriate treatment and is available pre-loaded in […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New computer model simulates the metabolism of cancer cells

July 3, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from the Life Sciences Research Unit (LSRU) of the University of Luxembourg have developed a computer model that simulates the metabolism of cancer cells. They used the program to investigate how combinations of drugs could be used more effectively […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Coming soon to a hospital near you: Medtronic’s new robot

June 28, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Surgical robotics The partnership incorporates Karl Storz’s visualisation systems, including the revolutionary 3D vision system, into Medtronic’s proposed surgical robotic platform. Ireland-based Medtronic has been positioning itself to become a competitor within the robotic surgical space with its purchase of […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Newest e-tattoo could make heart health monitoring easier and more accurate

June 21, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The leading cause of death in Texas is heart disease, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, accounting for more than 45,000 deaths statewide in 2017. A new wearable technology made from stretchy, lightweight material could make heart health […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Machine learning algorithms applied to biopsy images can improve gut disease diagnosis

June 18, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A study published in the open access journal JAMA Open Network June 14 by scientists at the University of Virginia schools of Engineering and Medicine and the Data Science Institute says machine learning algorithms applied to biopsy images can shorten […]