Tag: ENT

Cochlear Nucleus 7 Cochlear Implant: Seen at CES 2019

Cochlear Limited attended the CES for the first time this year, showcasing a virtual reality demo and an opportunity to speak with implant recipients. They showcased their Nucleus 7 Implant and Sound Processor, which the company released last year as the world’s first made-for-iPhone cochlear implant sound processor (read our coverage here). (Read more...)

Starkey Hearing Aids with Body Sensors Built-In: CES 2019

Starkey hearing aids are some of the more advanced devices on the market, including ones with sensors and even artificial intelligence that work together to improve the quality of sound. Some of Starkey’s devices are essentially invisible, residing completely inside the ear canal, while others are rechargeable and can interface with a smartph (Read more...)

ARIS MD Automatic Tissue Segmentation in Virtual and Augmented Reality: Aris MD at CES 2019

Medical imaging technologies have come a long way over the decades. They offer greater visual detail, but all that data often makes it difficult to see and understand the anatomy being studied. At CES 2019 we met with ARIS MD, a company that was introducing its 3D visualization technology that can automatically identify different organs, […]

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BrainCarta Maps Creates Maps for Brain Surgeries: CES 2019

Brain surgery is a complicated business, requiring utmost precision when excising tumors and other maladies. BrainCarta, a Dutch firm, is showing off its Elonav technology that uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans to create maps of lesions and provide helpful analysis about the nearby anatomy. The firm believes that Elonav can he (Read more...)

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 […]

Electronic Headband for Drug-Free Motion Sickness Therapy

Motion sickness can be a debilitating condition for many people, preventing them from traveling and engaging in various activities such as sailing. There are a few drugs available to control motion sickness, but they have side effects such as drowsiness and for many people are simply a choice of choosing one discomfort over another. A […]

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...)

FDA Clears Canon’s Vantage Orian 1.5 Tesla MRI

Canon Medical won FDA clearance to bring to the U.S. market its brand new Vantage Orian 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner. It features a wide 71 centimeter bore and quiet operation thanks to its Pianissimo and Pianissimo Zen technologies. Pianissimo makes all scanning sequences quieter, while Pianissimo Zen allows certain scans to be performed at near [&hellip (Read more...)

MRI Used to Study How Beatboxers Make Sounds

Beatboxers can make some pretty wild sounds, from deep bass thumps to snare drum cracks. How they do it is very much a mystery because the vocal chords and everything around them is hidden behind layers of tissue. Researchers at University of Southern California are using an MRI scanner to study this matter with the help […]

Barco’s New 27″ 4K Surgical Monitor

Barco is releasing a new 4K surgical monitor that’s designed to give clinicians a high fidelity live image during interventional procedures. The Barco MDSC-8427 has a 27” screen, providing a new, larger size over common 24″ and 26″ monitors. The display features the company’s smart image processing technology (Read more...)

Leica’s Augmented Reality Surgical Microscope Combines Fluoroscopy and Natural Color Vision

Leica Microsystems won FDA clearance to introduce its GLOW800 augmented reality surgical fluorescence system for vascular neurosurgery. The system provides provides simultaneous, natural color view of the surgical field overlaid with real-time vascular flow, all with full depth perception and without any misalignment between the two images. Previou (Read more...)

New Device Vibrates Skull to Diagnose Cause of Dizziness

Dizziness can be caused by a different underlying health problems, but identifying which is the culprit is not trivial. One technique is called a VEMP test (Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials), which requires the patient to listen to exceedingly loud popping sounds. These sounds, via a natural reflex, trigger the muscles in the eyes and nec (Read more...)