Wearable electronics will revolutionize the way doctors diagnose and treat patients (Video)

Wearable electronics will revolutionize the way doctors diagnose and treat patients, according to researchers at MIT, who are developing stretchable hydrogels that share many of the same properties of human tissue.

“Hydrogel is a polymer network infiltrated with water. Even though it is only 5 to 10 percent polymer, this network is extremely important,” said Xuanhe Zhao, an associate professor of mechanical engineering  at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  Continue reading “Wearable electronics will revolutionize the way doctors diagnose and treat patients (Video)”

Samsung’s bio-processor for wearables tracks multiple and dynamic biometrics with a single chip

Being able to monitor fitness in increasingly diverse and efficient ways is a major health priority.

It is no longer acceptable simply to provide a range of different bio-sensors. Built with small form-factor devices in mind, Samsung Bio-Processor empowers users with a combination of fitness sensors and continues to perform well with low battery power.

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New Wearable Device Instantly Delivers Info such as Vitals to Doctors as They Operate (Video)

For all of its promising ideas and potential, Google Glass can, at best, be summed up as a noble failure. In trying to appeal to as broad of an audience as possible, the resulting device offered little in the way of real world utility. But there were lessons to be learned, and those paying attention are iterating. Continue reading “New Wearable Device Instantly Delivers Info such as Vitals to Doctors as They Operate (Video)”

Wired Wellness: Recent medical technology implemented by hospitals

Recent medical technology advances at Dubuque hospitals can provide patients information via their television screens and vital-sign information at a nurse’s fingertips.

“We are constantly implementing new technology or upgrading technology. There are things constantly going on,” said Kay Takes, president of Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque.

Devices and programs introduced or about to be unveiled streamline information delivery and increase precision during procedures.

“It’s grown exponentially in last 10 years,” said Diana Batchelor, chief nursing officer at UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital. Continue reading “Wired Wellness: Recent medical technology implemented by hospitals”

Yves Decadt, Medimetrics, Presents: “Electronic Drug Delivery and Monitoring, ‘Quo Vadis’ in the digital health care economy?”

Medimetrics is the pioneer and global leader in electronic oral drug delivery Medimetrics has created the world’s first and only oral electronic drug delivery system or “electronic pill”. Our technology integrates knowledge from the frontiers of different technological fields, such as pharmaceutical drug delivery, medical technology, information technology, advanced sensors and micro-electronics, resulting in a truly “smart pill”. In our joint venture with Ligalli we are developing a special electronic drug delivery ring for women’s health.

The presentation will focus on our newest developments, and how these are embedded in the context of the digital health-care evolution.
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Researchers Develop New Method for Producing Inexpensive, High-Performing Wearable Patches

A team of researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has invented a method for producing inexpensive and high-performing wearable patches that can continuously monitor the body’s vital signs for human health and performance tracking, potentially outperforming traditional monitoring tools such as cardiac event monitors. Continue reading “Researchers Develop New Method for Producing Inexpensive, High-Performing Wearable Patches”

“Operators leveraging their low-latency network to open gateway for next era of Computing”, Presented by Karthik Ranjan, ARM

Healthcare is going to a significant change in the market. The migration to value based pricing is set to disrupt incumbent value chain but also create a new world of opportunity for existing and new players to enter the space. One service that will play a significant role in this evolution will be Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM). Turn-key RPM solutions which include a built-for-purpose gateway and sensors to treat chronic illness have been on the market for many years. Continue reading ““Operators leveraging their low-latency network to open gateway for next era of Computing”, Presented by Karthik Ranjan, ARM”

Which Mobile Health Devices Are Making Headway in Potentially Diagnosing Disease in the Near Future?

The mobile health industry is really making a major impact on patient care throughout the country, as more consumers continue utilizing mHealth apps, remote monitoring tools, and telemedicine services. In particular, wearable medical devices have the potential to revolutionize the diagnosis, health monitoring, and treatment outcomes of patients throughout the healthcare continuum. Continue reading “Which Mobile Health Devices Are Making Headway in Potentially Diagnosing Disease in the Near Future?”