Tag: Medicine

Magnet-Powered Implant Releases Drugs in Controlled Fashion

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed an implantable device designed to release a drug when triggered by an external magnet. The amount of the drug that’s the implant ejects into the body can be controlled by using different strength magnets. Such technology may be of particular use in treating localized conditions (Read more...)

Ultrasound Therapy for Musculoskeletal Injuries: A Medgadget Interview with Michael Slayton, CEO of Guided Therapy Systems

Guided Therapy Systems (GTS), a company based in Mesa, Arizona, is at the forefront of ultrasonic therapy and imaging. Founded in 1994, GTS is the first company in the world that commercialized the combined use of ultrasound imaging with intense therapeutic ultrasound (ITU). Actisound, their latest product to be developed using ITU, is a low-cost, (Read more...)

Interview with Dexcom CEO & President Kevin Sayer

For the nearly 21 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes, regular and painful finger pricks to monitor blood glucose levels are a fact of life. Dexcom has developed a glucose monitor that can continuously keep an eye on glucose levels without finger pricks. The Dexcom G5 mobile continuous glucose monitoring system involves a small, discrete (Read more...)

Withings Now Offers Hy-Result BP Assessment Software

Withings, maker of smart scales, activity trackers, wireless blood pressure cuffs, and other devices, has released a new in-app offering to better interpret blood pressure readings. The Hy-Result algorithms were developed at the Georges Pompidou Hospital in Paris to replicate how a physician would study the numbers. In a recent study in B (Read more...)

Review of the D-EYE Digital Ophthalmoscope

We reported on the innovative D-EYE digital ophthalmoscope a few weeks ago, and now shipping of the portable retinal imaging system has begun. The device promises easy imaging of the retina using a simple smartphone attachment, for relatively low cost. D-EYE sent us a review unit for the iPhone 6, and we’ve been testing it out […]

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New Eye Monitoring Device Spots Early Signs of Diabetes

Autonomic neuropathy is a common complication arising from diabetes, causing side effects like gastroparesis, erectile dysfunction, and other conditions due to damaged autonomic nerves. Early detection of diabetic autonomic neuropathy can have substantial benefits to patients thanks to treatment commencing sooner than it does now. Now researc (Read more...)