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Laser Glucometer Eliminates Pin Pricks

16 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Diabetes affects an estimated 26 million children and adults in the United States alone. The necessity for glucose monitoring via needle stick and test strips is a significant cost and source of pain for these patients. Now there may be a needle free solution thanks to researchers from Princeton University’s Engineering School. Show More Summary

NeuroVigil’s iBrain Technology to Help Research Psychiatric Drugs, Assist in Understanding Neurological Disease

18 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

NeuroVigil, the company that developed iBrain, the world’s first portable brain scanner, has now partnered with a large pharmaceutical company which plans to deploy the iBrain technology in its pharmaceutical research. The iBrain allows...Show More Summary

AliveCor’s AliveECG Heart Monitor Now Detects Atrial Fibrillation Inside Smartphone App

18 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

AliveCor, makers of the popular AliveCor Heart Monitor, a one lead ECG that runs on smartphones, has received FDA clearance for an automatic algorithm that can detect atrial fibrillation. The automated analysis process, as the algorithm is called, will be integrated into the AliveECG app and made available next month. Show More Summary

DirectFlow Medical’s Transcatheter Aortic Valves Now Down to 23mm and Installed Contrast-Free (VIDEO)

18 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Direct Flow Medical received CE Mark approval for its 23mm transcatheter aortic valve system, allowing the product to be used on patients with annuli down to 19mm. Moreover, the company won the CE Mark for contrast-free implantation of its line of transcatheter valves, helping avoid unnecessary damage to the kidneys that contrast mediums often bring. Show More Summary

A Safety Improvement for Laparoscopic Surgery and Other Medical Specialties

19 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

All any surgeon wants in the operating room is for the surgery to go as smoothly and successfully as possible. Although laparoscopic surgery is considered a minimally invasive surgery (MIS), there is still some risk, such as accidentally over-puncturing and hitting a vital organ with the trocar. Show More Summary

Sit & Stand Walking Assistant May Replace Boring Old Crutches

21 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Traditional crutches essentially offload a person’s weight from the injured leg to the upper body, either via the armpits or forearms. This can be uncomfortable and many people simply don’t have the upper body strength to use normal crutches. Show More Summary

Graphene Transforms Rubber Bands into Wearable Medical Sensors

The world of health & wellness sensing is undergoing major changes, enabled by the growing consumerism in healthcare, high performance smartphone platforms, and the presence of major consumer technology companies dipping their toes in the wellness waters. Show More Summary

Patient Education Through Digital Animation: Interview with Bruce Blausen

Patient education and engagement will clearly be of greater importance to the health care system under the Affordable Care Act. Short digital animations help fill this niche and one of the leading companies in the field is Blausen, which we last covered more than two years ago. Show More Summary

Handheld Electrochemical Sensor Detects Diseases, Measures Biomarkers, Costs $25

In advanced industrialized nations most diagnostic tests that check body fluids for markers of disease make use of specialized sensors and devices that, although they deliver accurate results, can be very expensive. Now researchers at...Show More Summary

TMJ Next Generation Device FDA Approved for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders

TMJ Health (Farmington Hills, MI) has received FDA clearance for the TMJ NextGeneration Device to alleviate temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD) pain. TMJD affects the jaw joint, surrounding muscles, and nerves, leading to chronic pain and poor quality of life. Show More Summary

Gmate SMART Glucometer for iOS Devices Coming to U.S.

The FDA has given Philosys, a Korean medical device company, regulatory clearance to offer its Gmate SMART glucometer to U.S. diabetics. The device is about the size of a small USB stick and plugs into the headphone jack on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Show More Summary

“Listening” to Gas May Enable New Respiratory Sensing Technology (INTERVIEW)

Novel applications of principles from the fields of physics and math have led to countless medical breakthroughs, ranging from the electrocardiogram to magnetic resonance imaging. We had the opportunity to speak with Harry BullivantShow More Summary

Amiigo, a Truly Different Activity Tracker: Medgadget Review

The activity tracker market is currently saturated with a plethora of products with varying degrees of accuracy when measuring and reporting the user’s physical activity data. Most of the popular products like the Fitbit Force or Nike+...Show More Summary

First North American Child Treatment with High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Bone Tumor (VIDEO)

High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is quickly gaining momentum as an upcoming tool for incision-free noninvasive surgery. The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids, Toronto, Canada) has treated the first pediatric patient in North...Show More Summary

eShield Covers Let You Bring Phones, Cameras, Tablets Inside Operating Rooms

While tablets and smartphones have been revolutionizing many aspects of medicine, it’s been awfully hard to safely bring electronics into operating rooms for sterile use. Now a new product called eShield has been FDA approved that will let you use small electronics inside sterile environments. Show More Summary

Microchip Images Tumors to Study How Cancer Cells Spread

Cancer can spread in various ways, including having the ability of individual cells to move away from the main tumor and invade other tissues. One process that makes this possible is epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), a mechanism that turns epithelial cells into mesenchymal stem cells that have lost their cell-cell adhesion. Show More Summary

HexHog Wheelchair Takes Riders Just About Anywhere Offroad

Taking a wheelchair outside means having to stay on sidewalks and worrying about any obstacles on the way. This is the reality for many that don’t have control of their legs and so the great outdoors are largely closed to them. We’ve...Show More Summary

Chromosomal Microarrays for Prenatal Testing: Interview with CombiMatrix CEO Mark McDonough

While there has admittedly been a lot of hype around genetics, most people may not realize that there are many instances in which the technology is being used on a daily basis – such as prenatal testing. We recently had the opportunity...Show More Summary

Composite Material Replicates Brain Tissue’s Grey and White Matter to Study Neurons in 3D

Neurons of the brain are notoriously difficult to study in a laboratory environment because neurons grow and connect to other neurons in a complex 3D environment. Scientists at the Tissue Engineering Resource Center at Tufts University...Show More Summary

“Nike +Runlogic” Tracks Your Inner Angst to Improve Your Fitness (VIDEO)

If you’ve been staying current with Medgadget, you’ve probably noticed that we like to review fitness trackers. They’re convenient, fairly stylish, and offer a lot of useful information about your daily activity. However, they pretty much all consist of an accelerometer with sophisticated software to process the data. Show More Summary

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