Category Archives: Medical Devices

When You Need A Mammogram, Should You Get One In ‘3-D’?

3D mammography, which uses the same X-ray technology as regular mammography but creates additional cross-sectional images, is becoming offered more and more at facilities as an alternative screening tool. It is still unclear whether it is better than traditional mammography;

When You Need A Mammogram, Should You Get One In ‘3-D’?

3D mammography, which uses the same X-ray technology as regular mammography but creates additional cross-sectional images, is becoming offered more and more at facilities as an alternative screening tool. It is still unclear whether it is better than traditional mammography;

Like It Or Not, Personal Health Technology Is Getting Smarter

This article discusses the increasing role and development of health technology for consumers. This includes different apps targeted to specific disease groups to share information with their providers but also is beginning to be explored as a tool in preventative

Like It Or Not, Personal Health Technology Is Getting Smarter

This article discusses the increasing role and development of health technology for consumers. This includes different apps targeted to specific disease groups to share information with their providers but also is beginning to be explored as a tool in preventative

Read This Before You Tap That Mobile Health App

This article brings up the potential harms and shortcomings of the numerous phone apps that have been developed for healthcare. It is pointed out that these apps are not regulated by the FDA and can be developed by non-healthcare professionals

Read This Before You Tap That Mobile Health App

This article brings up the potential harms and shortcomings of the numerous phone apps that have been developed for healthcare. It is pointed out that these apps are not regulated by the FDA and can be developed by non-healthcare professionals

First dynamic spine brace — robotic spine exoskeleton — characterizes spine deformities

Researchers at Columbia University developed a robotic spine brace that has the potential to help kids with scoliosis and other spinal deformities. The dynamic brace was originally created in order to have a 3D study on the stiffness of the

First dynamic spine brace — robotic spine exoskeleton — characterizes spine deformities

Researchers at Columbia University developed a robotic spine brace that has the potential to help kids with scoliosis and other spinal deformities. The dynamic brace was originally created in order to have a 3D study on the stiffness of the

Scientists have created a non-invasive, adhesive patch, which promises the measurement of glucose levels through the skin without a finger-prick blood test

Researchers at University of Bath have developed this non-invasive patch to measure individual glucose levels–the technology essentially involves miniature sensors that use a small electric current to draw glucose out from fluid between cells across hair follicles. Could improve management

Scientists have created a non-invasive, adhesive patch, which promises the measurement of glucose levels through the skin without a finger-prick blood test

Researchers at University of Bath have developed this non-invasive patch to measure individual glucose levels–the technology essentially involves miniature sensors that use a small electric current to draw glucose out from fluid between cells across hair follicles. Could improve management

New study shows brain implants can affect mood

A new military-funded study is investigating the use of brain implants to regulate mood.  Specifically, the research shows that not only can stimulation affect things like concentration, but it can go one step further and provide relief from severe mood

New study shows brain implants can affect mood

A new military-funded study is investigating the use of brain implants to regulate mood.  Specifically, the research shows that not only can stimulation affect things like concentration, but it can go one step further and provide relief from severe mood

New device shows promise for treating opioid withdrawal symptoms

This week, the FDA approved a wearable device that could reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms by up to 84.6%.  The NSS-2 BRIDGE device’s microneedle arrays target the user’s cranial nerves to provide relief in as little as 60 minutes. Full article: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171116006111/en/FDA-Clearance-Breakthrough-Opioid-Addiction-Withdrawal-Treatment/

New device shows promise for treating opioid withdrawal symptoms

This week, the FDA approved a wearable device that could reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms by up to 84.6%.  The NSS-2 BRIDGE device’s microneedle arrays target the user’s cranial nerves to provide relief in as little as 60 minutes. Full article: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171116006111/en/FDA-Clearance-Breakthrough-Opioid-Addiction-Withdrawal-Treatment/