Tag: Pediatrics

Backpack Health’s App for People with Rare Diseases in Developing Countries: Interview with CEO

Backpack Health, a health-tech company based in Boston, has partnered with two organizations specializing in rare diseases, Care Beyond Diagnosis and FYMCA Medical, to bring their mobile and cloud-based health management application to patients with rare diseases living in low-income countries. Rare diseases can be significantly challenging fo (Read more...)

DBLG1, a Glucose Management System, Cleared in Europe

Diabeloop, a company based in Grenoble, France, won the European CE Mark of approval for its DBLG1 blood sugar management system for type 1 diabetics. The system combines data gathered from a continuous blood glucose monitor and smart algorithms to drive the activation of an insulin pump. The system can predict glucose levels based on […]

Tiny New Pacemaker Small Enough for Infants

Researchers at Children’s National Health System, working with engineers from Medtronic, have created a pacemaker appropriately tiny enough to implant into infants. Measuring only one cubic centimeter, about the size of a large pill, it allows the device to be implanted inside the child in a minimally invasive fashion. Currently, because (Read more...)

Nighthawk Night Time Seizure Detection Device

A collaboration between teams of Dutch scientists has developed a monitoring and alert device designed to warn epilepsy sufferers of night time seizures. Currently, there are no accurate technologies in existence to wake people up before a seizure kicks in, which can sometimes even lead to deaths. The new Nighthawk device is an upper arm […]

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Nighthawk Night Time Seizure Detection Device

A collaboration between teams of Dutch scientists has developed a monitoring and alert device designed to warn epilepsy sufferers of night time seizures. Currently, there are no accurate technologies in existence to wake people up before a seizure kicks in, which can sometimes even lead to deaths. The new Nighthawk device is an upper arm […]

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Nanoparticles and Microneedles for Painless Vaccinations

At Leiden University in The Netherlands, research is being done on making vaccinations easier and more effective. Currently, needles are commonly used and no one, particularly children, is happy about that. Microneedles patches have been developed in the past, but while they’re effective in some applications, they suffer from many limitations (Read more...)

GE Healthcare fetalHQ Automatic Fetal Heart Assessment Tool

About the size of a grape, a baby’s heart at five months of gestation is very difficult to image using ultrasound. Moreover, because it beats considerably faster than adult hearts, recognizing its size and shape with one’s eyes can be even more of a challenge. GE Healthcare is now addressing this issue with its fetalHQ software [&h (Read more...)

AireSone Junior Wearable Respiratory Monitor For Children: Interview with Adrian Ang, CEO AEvice Health

AireSone Junior is a wearable respiratory monitor for children that has been developed by AEvice Health, a spinout of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The device is attached to a child’s chest at night and listens to their breathing. An algorithm can process the audio signal, measuring the respiratory rate, heart rate, and sleep (Read more...)

Glasses with Green Lenses Help Kids with Dyslexia to Read

Researchers at the São Paulo State University in Brazil and Paris Diderot University in France have for the first time conclusively showed that green light filter can help children overcome symptoms of dyslexia. Specifically, nine and ten year-old children with dyslexia improved their reading time significantly when using green col (Read more...)