Medtech & Devices

Trinity Health to Test Google Glass for Tablet-Free Virtual Care

This week, Trinity Health announced that they will soon be testing the capabilities of an initiative that combines home visits by secondary caregivers with the innovative internet capabilities of Google Glass, and the advanced video technologies of swyMed, a provider of video telemedicine technologies.The program will help Trinity Health determine how the technologies might be

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PET Tracer to Directly Detect Blood Clots

Researchers in Germany have developed a fluorine-based tracer compound that can bind with high affinity to small clots, allowing doctors to image them using positron emission tomography (PET).Blood clots can cause heart attacks and strokes. Doctors often need to find clots using imaging techniques, so that they can treat them or identify where thrombi are

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Toxic Nanoparticles Coated with Antibiotics Safely Kill Drug Resistant Bacteria

A team of Brazilian scientists may have come up with a practical way of killing off resistant bacteria by targeting them with toxic silver-silica nanoparticles coated with an antibiotic. Since antibiotics dont have the full punch to eliminate bacteria resistant to them, the researchers instead used the antibiotic ampicillin as a mechanism to deliver the

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The Most Surprising Health Wearables Trend of Q2 2017?

One of the stories that is gaining traction in the health wearables space is the reality that sensors are becoming less expensive and increasingly commoditized. Its no longer enough for health wearables makers to leverage better sensors to attract consumer interest. Instead, they must develop more holistic offerings with software that makes wearables smarter and

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Stanford Researchers Develop Algorithm to Diagnose Heart Arrhythmias

Stanford researchers from the Machine Learning Group have developed an algorithm that is able to outperform cardiologists in arrhythmia detection, according to research published on arXiv. The new deep learning algorithm can diagnose 14 types of heart rhythm defects, called arrhythmias and has the ability to sort through data from rural locations where people do

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