December 13-15, 2018

MedTech Impact 2018

Venetian/Palazzo Resort

Las Vegas, NV

(561) 893-8633

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Category: Medical Devices

Device Alerts Smartphones to Spoiled Food

Device Alerts Smartphones to Spoiled Food

Foodborne illnesses affect 48 million Americans each year, a grim statistic that leads to over 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Yet recent findings published June 27 in the journal Nano Letters indicate that technology can be employed to prevent consumers from buying and/or eating tainted food.

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Safeguarding Medical Devices Discussed at Hospital Security Meeting

A private security firm called TrapX Labs, recently set up a sting operation to gauge the impact of hackers on hospital security systems. It documented how financially motivated computer hackers attacking a decoy hospital network can make changes in networked devices like CT scanners in ways that can compromise patient safety. The hospital network was fake, but attackers were real, TrapX said.

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Safeguarding Medical Devices Discussed at Hospital Security Meeting