“There’s no way you can move toward value-based care without incorporating patient-generated health data,” argues Danny Sands, MD, an internist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Read More
A team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego have developed a wearable patch that non-invasively monitors blood pressure in arteries deep beneath the skin in order to detect cardiovascular issues.
Another digital device has been created that allows patients increased capabilities to monitor health.
A car manufacturer has recently developed a new medical device designed to alleviate motion sickness, given that approximately 30 million people in Europe alone suffer from chronic travel sickness, and one in three people develop symptoms at least once in their lifetimes.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the Zephyr Endobronchial Valve (Zephyr Valve), a device to treat breathing difficulty associated with severe emphysema.
Medications and medical devices in the United States must be approved by the Food and Drug Administration, yet there are almost 300,00 health care apps accessible to anyone who owns a smartphone: many of which are unregulated.
What if medical devices could be inserted or implanted into the body, without needing to be powered by batteries? Such devices could potentially be used to deliver drugs, monitor conditions, or treat disease by stimulating the brain with electricity or light.
BrainCool AB, a European Medical device firm, has received the green light from the Food and Drug Administration to market the IQool™ Warm System in the United States, to be used for thermal regulation to cool and rewarm adult patients when clinically indicated.