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Controllable Functional Implants and Devices

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Vital Connect HealthPatch MD continuous vitals monitor cleared for home use

Vital Connect (San Jose, CA) just announced that the FDA cleared its HealthPatch MD sensor for monitoring patients while they’re at home. The device sticks to the chest and continuously records a one lead ECG, heart rate, heart rate variability, respiratory… Read more →

New wireless monitoring sensor helps doctors and patients manage heart failure problems

Unexpected trips to the hospital are inconvenient and worrisome for anyone, but for congestive heart failure sufferers, they can be all too frequent. In a rural state like West Virginia, distance can be a factor. Cardiologists at WVU Healthcare’s Ruby… Read more →

Medical device batteries: Smaller is better

 

Size really does matter in the world of medical device batteries, but the development of smaller designs is forcing manufacturers to overcome a host of technical challenges.

From implantables to wearables, shrinking form factors are creating the need for… Read more →

Implantating DBS devices poses no greater risk of complications to older Parkinson’s patients

Implantating deep brain stimulation devices poses no greater risk of complications to older patients than it does to younger patients with Parkinson’s disease, researchers at Duke Medicine report.

The findings, published Aug. 25, 2014, in the journal JAMA Neurology, ease… Read more →

Study: remote monitoring can save ICD and CRT-D patients’ lives

BIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology, announced the publication of the IN-TIME study results in the medical journal The Lancet.1 The randomized, controlled trial is the first worldwide to demonstrate that automatic, implant-based remote monitoring leads to significant… Read more →

Patient safety will improve with new feeding tube connectors

New feeding tube connectors, designed by an international standards process, will be available soon and will improve patient safety.

According to an invited review published in the OnlineFirst version of Nutrition in Clinical Practice (NCP), the official journal of the… Read more →

Evermind uses household appliances to monitor the elderly or infirm

For those with elderly or special needs relatives or friends who live by themselves, it is not always practical to check on their well-being all of the time. Sure, you could drop by or call them on the phone, but… Read more →

Doctors test device designed to ‘turn off’ cluster headaches

For those suffering excruciating pain from cluster headaches, relief may soon be available from an investigational device being studied in a national multicenter clinical trial. Recently, doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center performed the first surgery in… Read more →

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. According to… Read more →

Integrate Fluidic Subassemblies with Acrylic Manifolds

 

Assembling valves and other components on manifolds for integrated fluidic control systems helps medical device OEMs design and build more compact, reliable equipment, often at lower cost and in a shorter time. Today’s laminated acrylic manifolds are lightweight, offer… Read more →

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