How Digital Health and Real-World Evidence is Changing Clinical Trials Sept. 30, 2022, 9:46 a.m.
Although the traditional randomized controlled trial is the gold standard in research, the rise of digital health solutions is reshaping the field with the increased prevalence of alternative trial designs. These include decentralized digital clinical trials (DCT) that allow patients to enroll regardless of geographic constraints. This is made possible by the massive amount of real-world data (RWD) and real-world evidence (RWE) that digital health technology and electronic health records (EHR) provide.
Wearable Medical Devices - Articulate Labs Sept. 30, 2022, 9:41 a.m.
Doctors can improve physical rehabilitation outcomes, receive data on patient progress and compliance and ultimately save money on rehabilitation in value-based care models.
This Wearable Device May Help Alleviate Migraine Even More Than Medication Sept. 29, 2022, 6:04 p.m.
The study examined the use of remote electrical neuromodulation (REN) delivered through the wearable device Nerivio to address migraine and other pain conditions versus medication.
Global Survey Results on Diagnostic Wearables Sept. 29, 2022, 6:04 p.m.
There’s an interesting convergence taking place across the diagnostic wearables landscape as medical device companies and tech innovators strive to bring game-changing products to market. Emerging applications dictate new requirements, which is why design engineers must understand the needs of all stakeholders and how they affect decisions across the entire product lifecycle—from early-stage device design concepts to commercialization at scale, and every step in between.
Improving wearable medical sensors with ultrathin mesh Sept. 29, 2022, 6:03 p.m.
On-skin medical sensors and wearable health devices are important health care tools that must be incredibly flexible and ultrathin so they can move with the human body. In addition, the technology has to withstand bending and stretching, and it needs to be gas-permeable to prevent irritation and discomfort. Another important safety feature of these devices is the required overheat protection circuit. This prevents the devices from overheating and burning the wearer. Any new technology developed for these sensors must meet these needs.
FDA Warning Potential Cybersecurity Risk on Medtronic MiniMed 600 Series Insulin Pump System Sept. 26, 2022, 9:47 a.m.
The FDA is alerting medical device users about a cybersecurity risk for the Medtronic MiniMed 600 Series Insulin Pump System (for example: MiniMed 630G and MiniMed 670G). There is a potential issue associated with the communication protocol for the pump system that could allow unauthorized access to the pump system. If unauthorized access occurs, the pump’s communication protocol could be compromised, which may cause the pump to deliver too much or too little insulin.
IoT for Connected Medical Devices: A Comprehensive Guide Sept. 19, 2022, 9:07 p.m.
Used for diagnostics, care delivery, disease management and prevention, IoT for connected medical devices reduces unnecessary clinic visits by 25% and hospital stay by 33%, and saves up to 30% of medical staff time for vitals entry.
Researchers design new inks for 3D-printable wearable bioelectronics: Potential uses include printing electronic tattoos for medical tracking applications Aug. 29, 2022, 9:19 a.m.
Flexible electronics have enabled the design of sensors, actuators, microfluidics and electronics on flexible, conformal and/or stretchable sublayers for wearable, implantable or ingestible applications. However, these devices have very different mechanical and biological properties when compared to human tissue and thus cannot be integrated with the human body.
3D Printing of Living Responsive Materials and Devices Aug. 29, 2022, 9:19 a.m.
3D printing has been intensively explored to fabricate customized structures of responsive materials including hydrogels, liquid-crystal elastomers, shape-memory polymers, and aqueous droplets. Herein, a new method and material system capable of 3D-printing hydrogel inks with programed bacterial cells as responsive components into large-scale (3 cm), high-resolution (30 μm) living materials, where the cells can communicate and process signals in a programmable manner, are reported. The design of 3D-printed living materials is guided by quantitative models that account for the responses of programed cells in printed microstructures of hydrogels. Novel living devices are further demonstrated, enabled by 3D printing of programed cells, including logic gates, spatiotemporally responsive patterning, and wearable devices.
Evaluation of a Novel System for RFID Intraoperative Cardiovascular Analytics Aug. 24, 2022, 9:56 a.m.
To evaluate a novel technology for real time tracking of RF-Identified (RFID) surgical tools (Biotic System), providing intraoperative data analytics during simulated cardiovascular procedures. Ineffective asset management in the Operating Room (OR) leads to inefficient utilization of resources and contributes to prolonged operative times and increased costs. Analysis of captured data can assist in quantifying instrument utilization, procedure flow, performance and prevention of retained instruments.
A wristwatch-style health monitor that operates without a battery July 14, 2022, 4:45 a.m.
A new self-powered, wristwatch-style health monitor invented by researchers at the University of California, Irvine can keep track of a wearer’s pulse and wirelessly communicate with a nearby smartphone or tablet – without needing an external power source or a battery.
Wearable medical devices: from smartwatches to multifunctional T-shirts July 12, 2022, 9:11 a.m.
Gadgets are not only about entertainment, but also about health! Control of physical activity, calorie expenditure, sleep quality and more - all this allows you to take care of your health without much effort. Find out more here.
Continuous cuffless monitoring of arterial blood pressure via graphene bioimpedance tattoos June 25, 2022, 5:29 p.m.
The graphene electronic tattoos are used to monitor arterial BP for >300 min, a period tenfold longer than reported in previous studies. The BP is recorded continuously and non-invasively, with an accuracy of 0.2 ± 4.5 mm Hg for diastolic pressures and 0.2 ± 5.8 mm Hg for systolic pressures, a performance equivalent to Grade A classification.
Modelling the mass adoption potential of wearable medical devices June 13, 2022, 11:51 a.m.
Digital technologies empower users to manage their health and reduce the burden on the public health system. The mass adoption of wearable medical devices (WMDs) promotes the ageing population’s confidence besides facilitating users. Thus, the current study aims to empirically evaluate the formation of perceived product value (PPV) with the WMDs’ computability, usefulness, cost, and accuracy, the intention to use WMDs influenced by health consciousness (HCS), health anxiety (HAY), product value, and perceived critical mass (PCM), and later the adoption of WMDs among Chinese adults.
How An At-Home Ultrasound Device Could Transform Pregnancy Around The World June 10, 2022, 12:20 p.m.
The affordable, at-home fetal ultrasound system that Marely used is made by Pulsenmore, an Israeli firm that has worked with that nation’s largest HMO to make these devices available to thousands of patients there. GE Healthcare recently announced an investment of up to $50 million in the company to help Pulsenmore to expand to other countries. GE Healthcare also plans to partner with Pulsenmore to distribute its existing products and develop new ones that take advantage of the growing demand for at-home care.
Medical Wearables: The New Frontier of Healthcare June 7, 2022, 10:20 p.m.
Telehealth, remote patient monitoring, accelerated clinical trials and self-administration are new staples of the healthcare system. In this modern era, medical wearables are critical. Optimally designed medical wearable devices can better aid patients and physicians as they seek tools and strategies to promote better health outcomes.
Wearable medical sensors drawn with pencil and paper June 6, 2022, 1:06 p.m.
The manufacture of bioelectronics designed to adhere to skin typically requires the use of expensive precursor materials, costly fabrication facilities and complex fabrication processes. Researchers at the University of Missouri put pencil to paper, literally, to expand the accessibility of wearable health monitors. A variety of medical sensors drawn on paper with a common graphite pencil can be applied to skin in a do-it-yourself approach to device design.
Connected-medical Devices and the Regulatory Landscape May 30, 2022, 6:31 a.m.
Over the past year, one IoT industry segment has received a notable—and necessary—amount of cybersecurity scrutiny, standing in stark contrast to the rest of the market: connected medical devices and equipment. Where the manufacturers of Wi-Fi connected speakers may not be too concerned with security standards, connected medical device manufacturers are facing regulatory pressures to hold themselves to a higher standard.
Trend Of Wearable Medical Devices Is Growing Tremendously May 30, 2022, 6:29 a.m.
Across the globe, the Asia-Pacific region will be the fastest growing region in the wearable medical device space.
Self-tracking your health data May 23, 2022, 9:06 a.m.
Smartwatches from companies like Fitbit and Apple are teeming with tiny sensors that display their findings on your smartphone. They can track heart rate, irregular heartbeats, blood oxygen levels, noise notifications, and even hand-washing. And, of course, your pulse rate.