Tag: Critical Care

Automatic Robot Draws Blood, Performs Hematology Analysis

Rutgers University researchers have created a desktop system that can automatically take patient blood samples (robotic phlebotomy) and process them without any human intervention. Making such technology available for hospitals and clinics may have significant consequences, as blood draws are the most common clinical procedures. Though they may see (Read more...)

Health Technology Briefs from the ITF Demo Floor

Medgadget was recently invited to attend the imec Technology Forum (ITF) conference in Antwerp, Belgium. One of the highlights of the conference was the demo floor where imec, which is a non-profit R&D innovation organization, had the opportunity to show off some cool technologies from their research teams, spinoff companies, and partner organi (Read more...)

Admetsys Develops Artificial Pancreas for Critical Care

Admetsys, a company headquartered in Boston, has developed a system for controlling blood glucose levels in critical care patients. Essentially an artificial pancreas, the system relies on a lab-on-a-chip that’s embedded within an intravenous catheter to measure glucose and lactic acid, automatically supplying insulin or glucose to keep the p (Read more...)

The WAVE Patient Surveillance and Predictive Algorithm Platform: Interview with Mark Koppel, CMO of Excel Medical

Excel Medical, a medtech company based in Jupiter, Florida, has developed the WAVE patient surveillance and predictive algorithm platform. The system monitors patient physiological information, such as vital signs, in healthcare facilities. It then aggregates, integrates and displays this data in a variety of formats, including through smartphones, (Read more...)

The WAVE Patient Surveillance and Predictive Algorithm Platform: Interview with Mark Koppel, CMO of Excel Medical

Excel Medical, a medtech company based in Jupiter, Florida, has developed the WAVE patient surveillance and predictive algorithm platform. The system monitors patient physiological information, such as vital signs, in healthcare facilities. It then aggregates, integrates and displays this data in a variety of formats, including through smartphones, (Read more...)

4Dx Uses Algorithms to Better Visualize Lung Function

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease affects millions of people in the United States. The main method of diagnosis is the pulmonary function tests (PFTs), in which a patient breathes into a machine that measures pulmonary parameters. The disadvantage, however, is that pulmonary function tests take an “average” of a patient’s lung (Read more...)

Canon Releases Aplio i600 Ultrasound with Enhanced Ergonomics

Canon Medical is unveiling its recently FDA cleared Aplio i600 ultrasound system. It’s intended for both diagnostic and interventional procedures, featuring a bunch of tools that make setup quick and intuitive. An image-guide interface helps to move the clinician through the imaging exam. Canon touts the ergonomic design of the Aplio i600 tha (Read more...)

New Technologies for Remote Cardiac Monitoring by Biotricity: Interview with CEO Waqaas Al-Siddiq

New on the scene of remote monitoring, Biotricity is tackling cardiovascular disease with a “real-time, high-precision remote monitoring technology.” Earlier this year, the company secured FDA 510k approval for Bioflux, a 3-channel electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring system designed for use by physicians. Triggered notifications about a (Read more...)

DeltaVen Closed System Peripheral IV Catheter Cleared in U.S.

Smiths Medical won FDA clearance and is releasing the DeltaVen Closed System Catheter, a product actually made by the Italian company Delta Med SpA. The peripheral IV catheter combines the needle, extension tubing, and an optional needlesless connector into one system. Clinicians can feel the insertion of the catheter into the vein during threading (Read more...)

Philips Unveils First Live Tele-Ultrasound System

Philips, in a partnership with Innovative Imaging Technologies, a company out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, is releasing the first telemedicine system that transmits live ultrasound images during scans performed by a paramedic or nurse to a physician’s smartphone, tablet, or computer. Audio and video are shared as well, allowing physician (Read more...)

Samsung Unveils RS85A, a New Premium General Ultrasound

Samsung received FDA clearance and is unveiling its new RS85A general purpose premium ultrasound system. It features the company’s technologies such as MV-Flow, which lets clinicians see flow through micro vascularized structures and help diagnose cancer in many cases, and S-Shearwave Imaging (shown above), a shearwave elastography technique (Read more...)