With an abundance of medical device products vying for attention and approval in the marketplace, the issue of product quality has become a chief concern for the medical community.
Uber is introducing a new service that provides transportation for patients to and from healthcare facilities. Called Uber Health, the service allows healthcare professionals to summon rides for patients going to and from healthcare destinations.
British scientists have discovered a next-generation wearable brain scanner that can be worn like a helmet and allows patients to move freely while being scanned. This is said to be a development that could have great impact on neural care for children and the elderly.
If new eye drops developed by a team of Israeli ophthalmologists work as well in human eyes as they do in pigs, eyeglasses may be a thing of the past.
Led by Dr. David Smadja, a research team at Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Bar-Ilan University’s Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials created the eye drops that have been found to repair the corneas and improve short and long sightedness. The nanoparticle solution called “nanodrops” was successfully used on pigs’ corneas.
The Guardian Connect monitoring system, a small wireless device for people with diabetes, has been approved by the Food & Drug Administration. According to its manufacturer, Medtronics, the GCM system is the first smart standalone system to help people with diabetes stay ahead of high and low glucose events.
New medical devices are on the verge of transforming healthcare as we know it. But as hackers disrupt healthcare facilities, security and IT experts have identified these devices to be a source of cyber infections.
A research team at the National University of Singapore has developed a soft, flexible microfiber sensor that can be used for healthcare monitoring and diagnosis. The sensor is ultrathin, like a strand of human hair.
Developed by Dynamic Brain Labs, LLC in Tokyo, this cutting edge device is a noninvasive sensor for blood glucose levels. It uses optical technology and signal processing. It does not require finger pricking.
Is the Food and Drug Administration planning a more constructive role in the creation, development and regulation of medical devices?
It would appear so.
Because workout intensity is critically important to endurance athletes, many of them will likely welcome a new wearable device called the “Hex” from Humon, which measures muscle oxygen levels in real time. The device’s capabilities allow athletes to adjust exertion levels while they are in the midst of training.