Category Archives: Medical Devices

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/

The latest in ultrasound portability: Ultrasound on your phone

For ultrasound advocates and enthusiasts, the goal has always been to decrease the size of the machine while maintaining (or improving) image quality.  Now, for $2000, a startup company has introduced an iPhone-based ultrasound that plugs directly into your device!

The latest in ultrasound portability: Ultrasound on your phone

For ultrasound advocates and enthusiasts, the goal has always been to decrease the size of the machine while maintaining (or improving) image quality.  Now, for $2000, a startup company has introduced an iPhone-based ultrasound that plugs directly into your device!

Quadriplegic Man Feeding, Scratching Himself for First Time in Years

At Case Western University a quadriplegic man was able to move his right arm. Electrodes arrays were implanted to read signals from his motor cortex of his brain. The patient’s thought to move his hand and a computer analyzed it

Quadriplegic Man Feeding, Scratching Himself for First Time in Years

At Case Western University a quadriplegic man was able to move his right arm. Electrodes arrays were implanted to read signals from his motor cortex of his brain. The patient’s thought to move his hand and a computer analyzed it

Can a Smartphone App Helps Spot A Fib

An MIT tech company, Cardiio has developed an app designed to spot a. fib. The app uses smartphone’s camera to measure hear rate by noticing slight changes in skin tone.  The app is not yet available to the public. The

Can a Smartphone App Helps Spot A Fib

An MIT tech company, Cardiio has developed an app designed to spot a. fib. The app uses smartphone’s camera to measure hear rate by noticing slight changes in skin tone.  The app is not yet available to the public. The

Mabu the Personal Healthcare Assistant

When I first started third year, during my ambulatory rotation I saw a man who was in his 90s who was extremely noncompliant. I remember that he thought it was extremely helpful when I programmed medication alarms into this phone.

Mabu the Personal Healthcare Assistant

When I first started third year, during my ambulatory rotation I saw a man who was in his 90s who was extremely noncompliant. I remember that he thought it was extremely helpful when I programmed medication alarms into this phone.

A Look into the Gut

In June 2016 scientists implanted a transparent graphene sensor with a customized abdominal window for simultaneous optical and electrical recording of the enteric nervous system in mice in vivo. This use of technology to learn more about the ENS is

A Look into the Gut

In June 2016 scientists implanted a transparent graphene sensor with a customized abdominal window for simultaneous optical and electrical recording of the enteric nervous system in mice in vivo. This use of technology to learn more about the ENS is