Forgetting your wallet or purse at home is one thing, but if you’re severely allergic to a food, forgetting your EpiPen (epinephrine injection) can be life threatening. A new device will soon be available to help keep the EpiPen near and to automatically notify loved ones whenever it’s used.
The Veta smart case has sensors built-in and (Read more...)
A wide variety of medical conditions arise from either inactive or overactive neurons in the brain and other parts of the body. Being able to control neurons to fire correctly may help treat many diseases and researchers at Stanford University are hard at work studying how transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and ultrasound can make that happen. (Read more...)
NuVascular Technologies (Ashland, MA) has partnered with Worcester Polytechnic Institute and BioSurfaces, Inc. (Ashland, MA) to introduce the BioGenerator stem cell device for clinical applications. The device holds stem cells produced at Worcester from adult bone marrow cells. It can either be attached to the heart wall or injected into cardiac ti (Read more...)
Acne scars from teenage years stay with some throughout their lives, affecting a good chunk of the population and making millions of women apply dense layers of makeup to their face. It’s a constant reminder of one’s age and a source of regret for not taking care of acne when it was active. Now there’s a solution, thanks to an FDA (Read more...)
Graphene, a single atom thick material for which a Nobel Prize was awarded, has been hailed as a substance that will change our future. Yet, practical applications for its use in electronics, sensing, and other industries have been slow to materialize. Instead, we may see its most beneficial uses first come to medicine as a team from North Car (Read more...)
At CES this week, Hocoma, a Swiss firm, is showing off its Valedo lower back exercise and therapy device. It sticks to the back of the spine and continuously detects the posture of its user. While other similar devices are already in existence, the Valedo can be used as a fun training system when paired with compatible tablets.
It’s used as a (Read more...)
Retina Implant AG, a German developer of subretinal implants to help restore sight of people with retinitis pigmentosa, has announced publication of results of a new clinical trial of its Alpha IMS system. Nine blind people received the 3×3 mm wireless microchip implants that feature a 1500 pixel resolution. The implants capture light and in (Read more...)