Tag: Medicine

ZOLL’s Hospital Wearable Defibrillator FDA Approved

ZOLL Medical, now a part of Asahi Kasei, a Japanese corporation, received FDA approval to introduce its Hospital Wearable Defibrillator (HWD) in the U.S. Intended for use on patients that may exhibit ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation (VT/VF) during their hospital stay, the HWD shares much with implantable defibrillators but c (Read more...)

Koogeek S1 Smart Health Scale Review

Koogeek sent us another device from its line of IoT products to review. The Koogeek S1 Smart Health Scale comes as one of the lower-costing digital connected scales on the market. It takes eight measurements: weight, body mass index (BMI), fat mass, lean mass, total body water, bone mass, visceral fat, and basal metabolic rate (BMR). It [ (Read more...)

Artificial Intelligence System to Diagnose Skin Cancer: Interview with Stanford Scientist Andre Esteva

Scientists at Stanford University have developed a deep convolutional neural network that can diagnose skin cancer by examining images of skin lesions. Skin cancer is the most common human cancer, and one in five Americans will be diagnosed with it at some point in their lives. At present, skin cancer is primarily diagnosed through an […]

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TinyLogics Memo Box Mini: A Mini Medgadget Review

The goal of every effective consumer medical product is to be that perfect balance of attractiveness, simplicity, and practicality. Even modernizing something as basic as a pillbox requires seamless integration and minimal distraction to effectively and consistently improve medication adherence. TinyLogics, a company out of Cambridge in the UK, thi (Read more...)

Individual Control of Magnetic Micromachines Within The Body

Magnetic micromachines can be delivered into the body and then controlled externally using a magnetic field. Such micromachines could be used to deliver a therapeutic agent to a specific location in a minimally invasive manner or control adaptive implants. However, in many cases multiple micromachines may be required. For example, a ‘swarm&rs (Read more...)

Clarius Wireless, Handheld Ultrasounds Cleared in Europe

Clarius, a company based in British Columbia, Canada, received European CE Mark approval for its wireless C3 and L7 ultrasound scanners. These devices are highly portable, battery powered, and use an Android or iOS smartphone or tablet for displaying the scans. They’re even water resistant, so can be used in a wide variety of in-clinic a (Read more...)

DNA Computer Can Sense Multiple Antibody Inputs, With Potential for Smart Drug Delivery

Researchers at the University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands have developed a DNA computer that can respond to the presence of specific antibodies and make calculations, with the potential for intelligent drug delivery in the future. DNA computing involves using DNA molecules and other molecular biological components as molecular circuitry, instea (Read more...)

Common Sensing and Welkin Health Partner to Launch Health Coach-Driven Insulin Adherence Program [Interview]

At Medgadget we cover a lot of companies that either build medical hardware or create software platforms and tools for healthcare. But what happens when you align medical hardware from one company with complementary software from another to work in tandem? Arguably the best of both worlds. Today we had the opportunity to hear from […]

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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...)