Tag: ENT

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...)

Optogenetic Cochlear Implants Aim to Improve Quality of Sound

At the University of Göttingen in Germany researchers have managed to use light to stimulate the auditory nerves of gerbils, in the process allowing the deaf animals to hear sounds. The technology is being developed to improve the audio quality of cochlear implants, devices that can bring hearing to people with several types of hearing [&helli (Read more...)

Nano-Optic Endoscope Allows High-Resolution Imaging

Researchers at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a new type of endoscopic imaging catheter. The catheter uses metalenses, which contain nanostructures to focus light, to achieve higher resolution imaging than conventional catheter imaging systems. So far, the researchers have used the new system to image deep into (Read more...)