Author: Medgadged

Smartphone App And Deep Learning Help Detect Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the world’s top causes of disease and death, affecting more than 450 million people worldwide. While technology has come a long way in helping to detect and manage diabetes, it still typically involves blood draws and clinical tools. Moreover, around half of all people with diabetes aren’t even aware that they [&helli (Read more...)

Pivoting to PPE – A Plastic Manufacturer’s Response to the Covid Pandemic: Interview with Jay Baker, President, Jonestown Plastics

Businesses across industries have felt and reacted to the impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. While many have faced challenges to their traditional business models, some have taken those challenges in stride and turned their responses into opportunities for new growth or strategic pivots. Jamestown Plastics, a family-owned, New York-based d (Read more...)

Swoop Portable MRI Cleared in U.S. for Bedside Scans

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become an integral part of medical care throughout much of the world, but access to this technology remains limited. Conventional MRI scanners need dedicated rooms with entry protocols, quench venting, and safety measures, and patients have to be taken to where the machine is located, often at a distant corner [ (Read more...)

UV Disinfection of Medical Equipment: Interview with Jeremy Starkweather, President of UV-Concepts

With the COVID-19 pandemic set to continue for the foreseeable future, efforts to deal with the virus in healthcare facilities are of the utmost importance. Reducing viral transmission will protect patients and clinicians alike. A key part of this is disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, including those of portable medical equipment such as whe (Read more...)

Canon Medical Unveils SOLTUS 500 Portable X-Ray

Canon Medical is releasing a compact new mobile digital X-ray. The SOLTUS 500, powered by a 40kW generator, has touch screens both at the main unit and at the collimator, making it easier and quicker to operate it around patients. Detectors are charged right on the device and stored within a special bin, plus special […]

Targeted Therapeutics for Critical Illnesses: Interview with Jason Springs, CEO of Endpoint Health

With the COVID-19 pandemic, critical illnesses, such as Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and sepsis are coming into the spotlight. Despite their severity and risk for patients, critical illnesses remain understudied and lack the number of treatment options of many other diseases with a similar level of mortality and morbidity. Part of the challe (Read more...)

AI System Decides When to Help Diagnose X-Rays

Artificial intelligence is playing an ever larger role in modern clinical care. For example, there are already imaging processing systems that are able to automatically spot polyps during colonoscopies and help analyze head CT scans for hemorrhage and mass effect. A universal issue with such systems is that they do not take into account how [&helli (Read more...)

PulseNmore At-Home Tele-Ultrasound for Pregnant Women

During these trying COVID days, patients have been limited in the care they receive because clinics have been limiting access and because patients themselves have been wary of visiting medical facilities. Pregnant women are a particularly vulnerable group and require frequent office visits, including receiving ultrasound exams. A new device has jus (Read more...)

MicroPort and Osso VR Partner on Hip and Knee Surgery Training

Earlier this year, Medgadget reported on how Osso VR, a virtual reality (VR) surgical training and assessment platform, has prioritized expanding its curriculum across multiple resident specialties. This was to ensure ongoing education of medical students and residents despite the current lack of in-person training due to COVID-19. This month, Osso (Read more...)

Samsung Announces Health-Focused Galaxy Watch3 Smartwatch

Electronics giant Samsung recently held their virtual “Galaxy Unpacked” event where they announced the latest upgrades to their popular mobile devices. Along with phones, tablets, and earbuds, Samsung unveiled the newest version of their smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch3. The Watch3 has several new features and upgrades that make it a worth (Read more...)

Endologix Alto Abdominal Stent Graft for AAA Cleared in Europe

Endologix, based in Irvine, California, won clearance in the European Union for its ALTO Abdominal Stent Graft System. The implant is intended to open up endovascular aortic repair to a wider range of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) patients, particularly those with short and challenging aortic necks. Ideally, the aortic neck where the stent graft (Read more...)

LIONESS Implant to Help Prevent Preterm Birth

Premature birth remains a huge clinical challenge, often resulting in lifelong consequences for both children and mothers. Even in developed nations, preterm birth is the most common cause of mortality for children under five years of age. In many cases, spontaneous onset of labor occurs and it is challenging to prevent this using current methods [ (Read more...)

Somatom On.site Portable CT Scanner FDA Cleared

Siemens Healthineers won FDA clearance for the company’s SOMATOM On.site mobile head CT scanner. The device can be easily brought in directly into patient rooms thanks to its powered wheels and an on-board battery. Normally, patients have to be moved to the CT scanner, wherever it may be within a hospital. With the SOMATOM On.site, […]

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NexStride Helps Overcome Freeze of Gait in Parkinson’s

People with Parkinson’s disease and some other neurological disorders often suffer from a condition known as freezing of gait. For poorly understood reasons, initiating a step is often a challenge. Patients report a feeling of disassociation between one’s will to move and the legs not responding accordingly. This is both frustrating and (Read more...)

Real-Time Urine Flow Rate Measurement: Interview with Christopher Strafaci, VP of Sales and Marketing at RenalSense

Fluid overload is a serious issue for critically ill patients. It can occur in a variety of situations, including as a result of acute kidney injury, and can also be an issue in critically ill COVID-19 patients. The condition requires prompt treatment to restore health fluid levels, and Medgadget recently featured an interview with CHF […]

eSight 4 Vision Assistive Glasses Unveiled

eSight, a company based in Toronto, Canada, is releasing the latest version of its vision-improving electronic glasses for people with poor eyesight and even legal blindness. The eSight 4 sports two 1280×960 screens that display images captured and processed from the forward facing camera on the glasses. It’s indicated for people with a (Read more...)