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Wireless, Non-Battery Power for Implantable Devices

Researchers and MIT have found a new method of powering implantable medical devices without the use of a battery. This new power-and-communications modality may help us make implantable devices smaller, longer-lasting, and more versatile than current devices!

Wireless, Non-Battery Power for Implantable Devices

Researchers and MIT have found a new method of powering implantable medical devices without the use of a battery. This new power-and-communications modality may help us make implantable devices smaller, longer-lasting, and more versatile than current devices!

Big Tech to Enter the Race for Health Cloud Services

Healthcare data is currently protected by strong laws (HIPAA) regarding its use and transmission, which has historically protected patient privacy but has hampered medicine’s push towards cloud services for patients. Microsoft and other tech giants are hoping to provide HIPAA-compliant

Big Tech to Enter the Race for Health Cloud Services

Healthcare data is currently protected by strong laws (HIPAA) regarding its use and transmission, which has historically protected patient privacy but has hampered medicine’s push towards cloud services for patients. Microsoft and other tech giants are hoping to provide HIPAA-compliant

3D Printed Capillaries Might Make Organ Printing a Reality

3D printed organs have the potential to reduce wait times for future transplant recipients, and could offer critical on-demand treatment for millions of patients suffering from heart, kidney, and liver failure. One San Francisco company believes it may have brought

3D Printed Capillaries Might Make Organ Printing a Reality

3D printed organs have the potential to reduce wait times for future transplant recipients, and could offer critical on-demand treatment for millions of patients suffering from heart, kidney, and liver failure. One San Francisco company believes it may have brought

Virtual Reality May Help Patients Deal With Pain

Researchers at Stanford have created a virtual reality program to help reduce pain in children undergoing certain medical procedures like IV placements and wound dressing changes. While improvements can be made on the simulations patients are exposed to, this exciting

Virtual Reality May Help Patients Deal With Pain

Researchers at Stanford have created a virtual reality program to help reduce pain in children undergoing certain medical procedures like IV placements and wound dressing changes. While improvements can be made on the simulations patients are exposed to, this exciting

Medical Delivery Drones May Help Rural and Underserved Communities

It can be challenging delivering life-saving medical supplies like blood products and medications to remote communities. Given their speed, range, low operating cost, and ability to operate without landing strips, small delivery drones might be a solution! Source: https://www.cnet.com/news/zipline-new-delivery-drones-fly-medical-supplies-faster-farther/

Medical Delivery Drones May Help Rural and Underserved Communities

It can be challenging delivering life-saving medical supplies like blood products and medications to remote communities. Given their speed, range, low operating cost, and ability to operate without landing strips, small delivery drones might be a solution! Source: https://www.cnet.com/news/zipline-new-delivery-drones-fly-medical-supplies-faster-farther/