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Micro-LEDs and Solar Panels Wirelessly Power Medical Implants
Micro-LEDs and Solar Panels Wirelessly Power Medical Implants

clockWednesday July 08, 2020

Researchers at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea have developed a method to wirelessly power implanted devices using light. The technique involves a micro-LED patch to transmit light through the skin and a photovoltaic system on implanted devices that can turn this light into electricity. This technology could help researchers to […]

ivWatch Monitors IV Placement Sites for Leakage, Now Cleared by FDA
ivWatch Monitors IV Placement Sites for Leakage, Now Cleared by FDA

clockWednesday July 08, 2020

ivWatch, a company based in Newport News, Virginia, won FDA clearance for its SmartTouch sensor that detects peripheral IV infiltration and extravasation events. Though somewhat rare, these can be difficult to notice and a late response can lead to grave consequences. The SmartTouch sensor can warn physicians that something is wrong, sometimes hours before a […]

Air Filter Traps and Kills SARS-CoV-2 Virus
Air Filter Traps and Kills SARS-CoV-2 Virus

clockWednesday July 08, 2020

A group of researchers, including those at the University of Houston, has developed an air filter that can instantly kill SARS-CoV-2 viral particles that pass through it by heating them to 200 degrees C (392 F). The technology may help to destroy the particles within busy indoor spaces, such as hospitals, reducing the risk of […]

Revolutionizing IV Access With TournIQ: Interview With Jonathan Ilicki, Co-Founder of Ortrud Medical
Revolutionizing IV Access With TournIQ: Interview With Jonathan Ilicki, Co-Founder of Ortrud Medical

clockTuesday July 07, 2020

IV access is one of the most common clinical procedures in healthcare, with over 300 million hospitalized patients in the United States receiving a peripheral venous catheter every year. However, as many have painfully experienced, catheter insertion isn’t always successful on the first attempt. Often times, we place the blame on dehydration, our deep veins, […]

Smart Algorithm for Seizure Detection and Classification
Smart Algorithm for Seizure Detection and Classification

clockTuesday July 07, 2020

To monitor, treat, and better understand how seizures arise and develop, scientists and clinicians have been looking for more objective measures and analyses of brain activity. Currently, a typical electroencephalography (EEG) recording of brainwaves throughout a seizure is of limited value as it requires quite a bit of processing to get a sense of what […]

Bridge, The Opioid Withdrawal Therapy Device, Released by Masimo
Bridge, The Opioid Withdrawal Therapy Device, Released by Masimo

clockTuesday July 07, 2020

Masimo has announced that it’s making the Bridge device available, the first electronic therapeutic solution for tackling opioid withdrawals. Originally developed by Innovative Health Solutions, a Versailles, Indiana firm, the Bridge delivers neuromodulation to a set of occipital and cranial nerves (V, VII, IX, and X) via electrodes attached near the ear. The therapy helps […]

Robotic Transcranial Doppler for Stroke Detection and Risk Assessment in COVID: Interview with Diane Bryant, Neural Analytics
Robotic Transcranial Doppler for Stroke Detection and Risk Assessment in COVID: Interview with Diane Bryant, Neural Analytics

clockMonday July 06, 2020

Emerging evidence suggests that COVID-19 patients are at a higher risk of stroke and promptly diagnosing and treating such patients is a priority in hospitals across the world. Moreover, identifying which COVID-19 patients are at increased risk of developing a stroke is also important, and may help with preemptive treatment and monitoring. The Lucid Robotic […]

Glove Interprets Sign Language in Near Real Time
Glove Interprets Sign Language in Near Real Time

clockMonday July 06, 2020

People that have to use sign language to communicate with others can feel like foreigners in their own land. Very few random strangers can read sign language, but a new technology out of University of California, Los Angeles may make all of us be able to understand someone speaking using signs. The UCLA team developed […]

Abbott’s Gallant Heart Rhythm Implants FDA Approved
Abbott’s Gallant Heart Rhythm Implants FDA Approved

clockMonday July 06, 2020

Abbott won FDA approval for its Gallant implantable cardioverter defibrillator and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator devices. Cleared in Europe earlier this year, the implants feature Bluetooth connectivity, allowing data to stream to a physician for closer observation and monitoring. The devices connect to the myMerlinPulse smartphone app, available for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, […]

A Virtual Care Platform for Respiratory Illness: Interview with Stacie Ruth, CEO of AireHealth
A Virtual Care Platform for Respiratory Illness: Interview with Stacie Ruth, CEO of AireHealth

clockThursday July 02, 2020

AireHealth, a medtech company based in Orlando, Florida, currently offers a portable nebulizer and companion app for respiratory patients aged two and over. The small nebulizer can be charged using a micro USB charger and then placed in a bag or pocket for easy transport and use on the move. The companion app is geared […]

Kyocera Helps Develop Wearable for Remote Rehab Monitoring During COVID Pandemic
Kyocera Helps Develop Wearable for Remote Rehab Monitoring During COVID Pandemic

clockThursday July 02, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a slew of new challenges for clinical facilities, including how to deliver as much care as possible at a distance. The Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) Medical Hospital is working with Kyocera to be able to deliver rehab therapy to patients while closely monitoring […]