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Destigmatizing Hearing Loss with Technology: Interview with Eargo CEO Christian Gormsen

Today, 500 million people globally suffer from hearing loss, however, most individuals wait on average seven years before dealing with the condition due to a combination of factors, including stigmas and misconceptions related to hearing aids. In the U.S. alone, an estimated 40 million individuals live with untreated hearing loss. Stepping in to ad (Read more...)

Low-Cost 3D-Printed Adaptive Aids for Arthritis Patients

Researchers and students at Michigan Technological University have used a 3D printer to create adaptive aids for arthritis patients, which could help people perform daily tasks such as opening doors or getting dressed. The devices are a small fraction of the cost of commercial alternatives, meet or improve on existing standards, and are customizabl (Read more...)

The 2018 Global Market for Ophthalmic Surgical Technologies: Market Size, Trends and Outlook (2016-2024) – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Ophthalmic Surgical Technologies Market: Global Industry Analysis, Trends, Market Size, and Forecasts up to 2024” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The report predicts the global ophthalmic surgical technologies market to grow with a CAGR of 5.6% over the forecast period of 2018-2024. The study on ophthalmic surgical technologies market covers the analysis of the leading geographies such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and RoW for t

The Future of Medical Education Looks a lot like Netflix: Interview with Brian Conyer, CEO of GIBLIB

GIBLIB, named after Dr. John Heysham Gibbon, the revolutionary surgeon that invented the heart-lung machine, is an online streaming platform that provides medical professionals with access to high-fidelity, immersive 360-degree virtual reality (VR) video content of current medical topics and surgical procedures. The videos closely emulate the (Read more...)

Transcranial Magnetic Brain Stimulation to Treat Depression and OCD: Interview with Stanford’s Dr. Nolan Williams

Chances are, someone you know has been affected by mental health problems. With an estimated world-wide burden of 300 million people, depression can be a severely debilitating condition. In fact, in the past year alone, more than 16 million adults in the US have experienced a major depressive episode. While many of those who seek help [&hellip (Read more...)

Portable, Battery-Powered X-ray for Imaging Anywhere

Turner Imaging Systems announced it will be releasing its Smart-C X-ray device, which is a tiny C-arm designed for imaging the extremities at the point of care. The device can be used inside clinical offices, surgical suites, and even taken in the field for help with disaster relief. The Smart-C weighs in at only 16 […]

Spray Gel Helps Prevent Cancer Spread Following Surgery

All too often after tumor resections cancers end up spreading to other parts of the body. Metastasis is not well understood, but researchers at University of California, Los Angeles, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou and Fudan University in China, have developed and tested a re (Read more...)