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Controllable Functional Implants and Devices

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How to conduct design research for home healthcare devices


As healthcare shifts from the hospital to the home, design research must also morph to keep up. Who is the typical user of your medical product and what is the use environment? These used to be easy questions for… Read more →

Medtronic’s Attain Performa quadripolar lead and Viva Quad CRT-D now FDA approved

The FDA has given Medtronic approval to introduce its Attain Performa Model 4298 quadripolar lead and the Viva Quad XT and Viva Quad S cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-D) in the U.S.

Having four electrodes on a lead allows cardiologists… Read more →

New disposable device may help doctors to monitor post-operative ileus

A disposable, plastic listening device that attaches to the abdomen may help doctors definitively determine which post-operative patients should be fed and which should not, an invention that may improve outcomes, decrease healthcare costs and shorten hospital stays, according to… Read more →

Intellijoint’s hip replacement positioning system cleared in U.S.

Intellijoint Surgical (Waterloo, ON) won FDA clearance for its Intellijoint HIP system that’s used to help orthopedic surgeons measure leg length and hip offset during hip replacements. The system consists of two disposable sensors and a display computer that provides… Read more →

SensiumVitals could allow for near-constant observation of patients’ vital signs

A new system developed by the Toumaz Group may hold the key to improving the level of life-saving attention received by patients, providing two-minute updates on their vital signs 24 hours a day with the use of a comfortable, wireless… Read more →

New handheld detector non-invasively measures melanoma tumor depth


Melanoma tumors are typically easy to access, yet while they are typically found on the skin it’s still a challenge to measure how deep they are. This presents a challenge for physicians deciding on an optimal treatment route, as… Read more →

Cynosure gains FDA approval for PicoSure system for acne treatment

Cynosure (Westford, MA) has gained FDA clearance for the PicoSure system to treat acne scars. The PicoSure system uses short bursts of laser energy to photomechanically breakdown scars into smaller particles that are eliminated by the body, without adverse impact… Read more →

Medtronic NuVent EM Sinus Dilation System with electromagnetic navigation announced

Medtronic just launched its new NuVent EM Sinus Dilation System for the company’s Fusion ENT Navigation System. Unlike any other sinus dilation system it features electromagnetic navigation capabilities that help the surgeon place the balloon accurately every time.

The device… Read more →

Transluminal Tech’s velox CD arterial closure device gets EU approval

Transluminal Technologies LLC. out of Syracuse, New York won the CE Mark for its velox CD Vascular Closure Device used to close arteriotomies following percutaneous femoral procedures. Closing arteries can be a challenge, eating up surgeons’ time just when it’s… Read more →

Implantable Sensors Improve Control for Prosthetic Limbs

When a muscles contracts it generates electricity. This electrical activity remains in the muscles of an amputated limb. It has long been a goal to use these natural muscle signals to enhance the control of hand and arm prosthetics. Previously,… Read more →

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