Author: Medgadged

Loop High Fidelity Earplugs at CES 2019

Earplugs are typically just pieces of foam that are awkward to use and can ruin one’s carefully crafted style. At CES 2019 we got a chance to check out the Loop earplugs that look cool, have a unique design to dampen sound, and which may become popular by people that don’t like traditional earplugs. Product […]

Omron Blood Pressure Measuring Watch at CES 2019

Omron is about to release the first smartwatch that can measure blood pressure directly from the wrist. The Omron HeartGuide sports a band that doubles as a blood pressure cuff, inflating when requested through the buttons on the side of the watch. We got a chance to check out this nifty gadget at CES 2019: Product […]

Nanopatch for Effective, Pain-Free Vaccine Delivery: Interview with David Hoey, CEO of Vaxxas

David Hoey is the CEO and director of the Vaxxas, a company working on enhancing the performance of existing and next generation vaccines through a novel vaccine delivery technology called Nanopatch. The Nanopatch approach consists of using thousands of vaccine coated microprojections that painlessly perforate into the outer layers of the skin. The (Read more...)

Electronic Nanomesh Gently Hugs Beating Heart Cells

Unlike with most other cells, studying the heart’s beating cardiomyocytes is prone to difficulty because attaching rigid sensors to moving cells hinders the movement of those cells. A collaboration of Japanese scientists at University of Tokyo, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, and RIKEN research institute have developed (Read more...)

Implant Controls Overactive Bladder Using LED Lights

Today’s neurostimulators, such as those used to control chronic pain, bladder incontinence, and depression, use electricity to activate nerves. While very effective in many patients, electrical stimulation can lead to inflammation, produce unwanted sensations and pain, and injure fragile tissues. Optogenetics is an approach that offers an alt (Read more...)

Using Blockchain for More Efficient Healthcare Economy: Interview with Digipharm Founder, Ahmed Abdalla

If you’ve been following the news, you know that the U.S. healthcare system has many, many inefficiencies. Some have gone so far as to claim that U.S. healthcare is flat-out broken. While that may be over-dramatization for political purposes, many of the arguments presented are entirely valid. With recent modifications to U.S. legislature, th (Read more...)

Fast and Highly Accurate Body-Monitoring Finger Sensor

The hands and fingers can be thought of as diagnostic windows into different aspects of our human physiology. Hand activity and grip strength may be useful indicators of person’s overall health. Researchers at Harvard’s School of Engineering have developed safe and accurate force and strain sensors that can be attached directly to finge (Read more...)