Author: Medgadged

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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Eye Implant for Producing Tears to Fight Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome may soon be treated with a new implant developed by a team led by researchers at Stanford University. The team identified the afferent neural pathway as being an excellent target for stimulation in order to activate tear production. They built a device that has platinum foil electrodes implanted under the inferior lacrimal [&hellip (Read more...)