Tag: Medicine

Smartphone App Detects Opioid Overdose

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a smartphone app that can detect if someone is experiencing an opioid overdose. The app uses sonar to monitor the breathing rate of a user, which it can do from up to three feet away, to assess if someone is experiencing an overdose. So far, the technology […]

Medically Home Brings The Hospital Room to The House

Modern technological advancements have revolutionized the delivery of mail, how finances are handled, and many other spheres of our lives. We used to go to the bank and post office quite often, but most people deal with these places from a distance now. Medical care still mostly requires patients to visit their hospital, clinic, or […]

3M Body Worn Medical Adhesives at CES 2019

Adhesives are constantly used on patients in hospitals and now with wearables that attach directly to the body there’s greater need for new products that expand capabilities. Wearables require extended usage and adhesives that can last for days on the body have to stay on through sweat, being pulled and pushed, and that can breathe […]

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Omron Blood Pressure Measuring Watch at CES 2019

Omron is about to release the first smartwatch that can measure blood pressure directly from the wrist. The Omron HeartGuide sports a band that doubles as a blood pressure cuff, inflating when requested through the buttons on the side of the watch. We got a chance to check out this nifty gadget at CES 2019: Product […]

Nanopatch for Effective, Pain-Free Vaccine Delivery: Interview with David Hoey, CEO of Vaxxas

David Hoey is the CEO and director of the Vaxxas, a company working on enhancing the performance of existing and next generation vaccines through a novel vaccine delivery technology called Nanopatch. The Nanopatch approach consists of using thousands of vaccine coated microprojections that painlessly perforate into the outer layers of the skin. The (Read more...)

Using Blockchain for More Efficient Healthcare Economy: Interview with Digipharm Founder, Ahmed Abdalla

If you’ve been following the news, you know that the U.S. healthcare system has many, many inefficiencies. Some have gone so far as to claim that U.S. healthcare is flat-out broken. While that may be over-dramatization for political purposes, many of the arguments presented are entirely valid. With recent modifications to U.S. legislature, th (Read more...)

Weight Loss Implant Simulates Food Inside Stomach

There are millions of clinicians fighting on the front lines of the obesity epidemic every day, but there doesn’t seem to be a winning strategy. The population of seriously overweight people around the world is rising and will soon reach one billion. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers may have a technological, drug-free soluti (Read more...)

World’s First Blood Pressure Smart Watch from Omron

Omron, a ubiquitous name when it comes to blood pressure measurement, is about to release the first smartwatch that can measure blood pressure directly from the wrist. The Omron HeartGuide sports a band that doubles as a blood pressure cuff, inflating when requested through the touchscreen of the watch. The watch can be programmed to […]

NOVEOS, a New Allergen Detection Technology, Now FDA Cleared

HYCOR, a company based in Garden Grove, California, won FDA clearance to introduce its NOVEOS allergy testing system in the United States. The NOVEOS uses microparticles and chemiluminescence, with help from liquid ready-to-go reagent, to provide accurate results using small sample sizes. HYCOR believes that its system is resistant to blood-based i (Read more...)