Author: Medgadged

Face-On With JINS SCREEN NIGHT Blue Light Blocking Glasses

JINS, a popular Japanese eyewear company, recently released their JINS SCREEN NIGHT lenses in the U.S. These glasses were developed to alleviate the negative effects that bright blue light from electronic screens can have on our circadian rhythms, quality of sleep, and how we feel in the morning. Modern gadgets tend to be pretty bright, […]

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UK Regulatory Authority Grants Clinical Trial Approval for Pixium Vision’s Bionic Vision System

Medgadget previously reported on a preclinical trial by Pixium Vision, a company based in Paris, France, showing that its visual implants restore sight in rats with retinal degeneration. Pixium Vision is making headlines again with a recent announcement that the UK regulatory authority, Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), (Read more...)

Withings Now Offers Hy-Result BP Assessment Software

Withings, maker of smart scales, activity trackers, wireless blood pressure cuffs, and other devices, has released a new in-app offering to better interpret blood pressure readings. The Hy-Result algorithms were developed at the Georges Pompidou Hospital in Paris to replicate how a physician would study the numbers. In a recent study in B (Read more...)

Spectranetics Bridge Occlusion Balloon Plugs Large Vessel Tears Caused by Lead Extractions

Spectranetics, a Colorado Springs, CO firm, won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Bridge Occlusion Balloon, a device used to block large vessels, typically the superior vena cava (SVC), if a tear happens while removing cardiac leads. Though tears are rare, when they do happen the rapid blood loss can be difficult to manage. The Bridge Occlusion [&h (Read more...)

JINS Eye Exams and Custom Glasses in Under an Hour

JINS, one of the largest Japanese eyewear makers that recently made presence in the U.S. with its new store near San Francisco’s Union Square, is doing something pretty new for the U.S. market. The company partnered with 20/20 NOW, a novel eye exam provider that uses remote technicians and ophthalmologists, to offer eye exams and […]

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