For the past three years, Exelus, a French MedTech company, has been developing Nomadeec, a HoloLens telemedicine app. Nomadeec is a Hololens mixed-reality (MR) application that not only showcases the potentials of MR in medicine and healthcare, but also offers an initial demonstration showcasing that these AR (augmented reality) headset technologies can actually be used in promoting wellness and treatments in the field.
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.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention almost 2.8 million people visited the emergency rooms for traumatic brain injuries in 2013 (most recent data available). Of those people, nearly 50,000 died. Most with traumatic brain injury were treated with a neurological exam followed by a CT scan.
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.
When wellness programs started a few decades ago by some large employers, they were not taken very seriously, treated mostly as an unproven employee perk. They were considered a mere attempt to promote good health habits among employees.
Hundreds of thousands of patients fall in hospitals each year and almost half are injured in the fall. They add on patient stays and increase patient costs by an average of $14,000.
Wellness is sprouting up everywhere. Now, it has made it to supermarkets. A joint program by Publix and BayCare Health Systems calls for the launch of Walk In Care telehealth kiosks at 26 Publix Pharmacies by the end of 2018.
Is the Food and Drug Administration planning a more constructive role in the creation, development and regulation of medical devices?
It would appear so.