Medical Device - Using Smart Optical Sensors to Drive Medical Device Portability
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  July 19, 2019  
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 New video game-led training device helps stroke survivors regain arm mobilityNew video game-led training device helps stroke survivors regain arm mobility
 
Severely impaired stroke survivors are regaining function in their arms after sometimes decades of immobility, thanks to a new video game-led training device invented by Northwestern Medicine scientists. When integrated with a customized video game, the device, called a myoelectric computer interface (MyoCI), helped retrain stroke survivors' arm muscles into moving more normally.
 
 
    KeysightUsing Smart Optical Sensors to Drive Medical Device Portability
 
Smaller, smarter, and more reliable. The same technology innovations which allow intelligent handheld devices in the consumer market are also allowing more portable medical equipment – both for in-home use and in hospitals.
 
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   Artificial placenta-based life support technology breaks its 4 minute mileArtificial placenta-based life support technology breaks its 4 minute mile
 
A major advancement in pioneering technology based around the use of an artificial womb to save extremely premature babies is being hailed as a medical and biotechnological breakthrough.
 
 Lithuanian researchers develop smart wrist-worn device for monitoring atrial fibrillation
 
Lithuanian researchers develop smart wrist-worn device for monitoring atrial fibrillationAlthough smart wristbands are popular fashion gadgets for monitoring heart rate and physical activity, they are usually not sophisticated enough to provide specific and accurate information about potential health problems of the wearer.
 
 
 Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Uses
 
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound UsesMusculoskeletal ultrasound is a non-invasive diagnostic technique to capture images of the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints of the body. It is used to diagnose sprains, tears, and other soft tissue injuries.
 
 
 Toilet seat heart monitoring system
 
Toilet seat heart monitoring systemResearchers have made a gadget that could fit on top of a normal toilet seat and it can also measure the heart beat, blood pressure, blood levels of oxygen and other parameters. This means that this device could potentially detect heart disease victims by catching early signs of heart problems and save lives say researchers.
 
 
 Using organ-on-a-chip technology to reduce side effects of radiation therapy
 
Using organ-on-a-chip technology to reduce side effects of radiation therapyThe debilitating side effects of radiotherapy could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a breakthrough by University of South Australia and Harvard University researchers.
 
 
 Echocardiography may aid in patient selection for TMVR
 
Echocardiography may aid in patient selection for TMVRClinicians should use echocardiography, an ultrasound that shows the heart's structure and function, when determining whether patients with heart failure and a leaking heart valve are likely to benefit from valve repair, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session.
 
 
 Researchers announce advances in use of 3D models for assessing coronary artery disease
 
Researchers announce advances in use of 3D models for assessing coronary artery diseaseIn an article published in SPIE's Journal of Medical Imaging, researchers announce critical advances in the use of 3D-printed coronary phantoms with diagnostic software, further developing a non-invasive diagnostic method for Coronary Artery Disease risk assessment.
 
 
 Most diabetic patients stop using hybrid closed loop insulin pump as it is not user-friendly
 
Most diabetic patients stop using hybrid closed loop insulin pump as it is not user-friendlyAmong first-time users of a new insulin pump that automatically delivers insulin to people with type 1 diabetes, nearly one-fifth stopped using the device, primarily because of difficulties meeting the technical demands system, researchers say.
 
 
 Remote monitoring of implanted defibrillators in heart failure patients prevents hospitalizations
 
Remote monitoring of implanted defibrillators in heart failure patients prevents hospitalizationsRemote monitoring keeps heart failure patients out of hospital, according to late-breaking findings from the RESULT trial presented today at EHRA 2019, a European Society of Cardiology congress. The set-up is so effective that it has won reimbursement from the national health system.
 
 
 New study examines smarter automatic defibrillator
 
New study examines smarter automatic defibrillatorThousands of patients with congestive heart failure benefit from automatic implantable cardiac defibrillators that deliver shocks to the heart to correct abnormal heart rhythms. These defibrillators improve survival in patients who are at risk for sudden cardiac death.