Medtech & Devices

Improving the Cybersecurity of IoT, Medical Devices

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency are working closely with safety certification and consulting firm UL to improve the cybersecurity of internet of things devices as well as medical devices procured by the government. The effort could yield benefits to the private sector as well, two researchers explain

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Fingernail-sized chip can repair damaged tissue in seconds

A new device can begin repairing damaged organs in seconds, heralding a major breakthrough for life-saving medicine. Developed at Ohio State University, the technology known as tissue nanotransfection (TNT) uses a small coin-sized silicone chip that “injects” genetic code into skin cells, converting them from one type to another.During the initial testing phase, researchers were

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Engaging Hospitals In Global Hunt for Medical Device Security Flaws

The Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security consortium is hoping its new worldwide network of labs for the standardized cyber testing of medical devices will help to greatly reduce risks to data and patient safety, says Dale Nordenberg, M.D., executive director of MDISS and Benjamin Esslinger of Eskenazi Health.”In the recent 12 to 18 months,

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Lose It! releases DNA-based weight loss app embodyDNA

Weight loss app Lose It!, which boasts 30 million users and more than 50 million pounds lost, has launched embodyDNA, a DNA-based weight loss plan that personalizes results using an interactive app-based interface.Lose It! developed embodyDNA, which offers customized recommendations on food and beverage consumption and physical activities, in collaboration with Helix, a personal genomics

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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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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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