Medtech stories we missed this week: September 8, 2017

From BrainScope’s pediatric traumatic brain injury assessment device to EOS Imaging releasing new surgery planning software, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. BrainScope to develop pediatric traumatic brain injury assessment device BrainScope announced in a Sept. 7 press release that it will immediately start creating

4 ways wearables will transform healthcare’s future

Wearable technology is moving beyond consumer-grade health and wellness devices – the daily step counters and heart rate trackers offered by the likes of Apple, Fitbit and Garmin. “They’re convenient, small, portable and inexpensive, but you don’t use consumer items for life and death,” said Dr. Arthur Combs, chief medical officer at flexible electronics company MC10

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4 questions to ask when the mold will not fill right

A pressure sensor can be a big help when your mold isn’t filling properly. Here are four questions to ask when shopping for the right sensor. Shane VandeKerkhof, RJG Some molding problems can be diagnosed with a little pressure data from inside the mold. But whether you’re new to molding or a seasoned veteran trying to

Could this at-home monitoring device make the elderly more independent?

A University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign student developed a home monitoring device that allows the elderly to live alone without families worrying about them, according to a case study from Model Solution (Milpitas, Calif.). Jun Young Park, a senior industrial design student led by professor Sung Too Shin, created the INCAIR at-home monitoring device to help

G4S launches new portable security system to protect patients

G4S, an integrated security company, has launched a portable monitoring system for vulnerable patients who have psychiatric disorders or cognitive conditions. Virtual Patient Watch is a security system that monitors patients and sends out an alarm if someone tries to get out of bed or has behavior that requires immediate medical attention. It is designed

Fluence Analytics is Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies’s new name

Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies announced a comprehensive rebrand and a name change to Fluence Analytics. Fluence Analytics (New Orleans) provides proprietary hardware and software products for the industrial and laboratory monitoring of polymer and biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes and R&D applications. The company’s patented technologies improve production efficiency and quality as well as accelerate R&D. “Fluence

This new ‘smart shirt’ can monitor your vital signs

Holst Center researchers have created a smart shirt that uses state-of-the-art printed electronics technology to track vital signs. IMEC, a Belgian research and development and innovation hub that specializes in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, developed a medical-grade electrocardiogram (ECG) with breathing rate and breathing depth. Researchers at Holst in the Netherlands used the IMEC ECG

Masimo increasing display options for Root patient monitor

Masimo announced this week that it is releasing its Root patient monitor with a new supplemental display system called Kite. “Kite showcases the versatility and flexibility of Root,”Joe Kiani, founder and CEO of Masimo, said in a news release. “Our goal is to minimize clinician distraction and maximize focus on the patient and relevant data.” Kite

5 things you need to know to make connected medical devices

Bill Welch, Phillips-Medisize The estimated number of connected medical devices – devices connected to the Internet –is expected to increase from 10 billion to 50 billion over the next decade, according to the IBM Institute for Business Value. This is due to the ability for machine-to-machine communication through cloud computing and networks of data-gathering sensors,

Masimo touts adult EEG sensor

Masimo has announced that its RD SedLine EEG sensor is now available in the U.S. The EEG sensor is meant to be used with Masimo SedLine Brain Function Monitoring and is compatible with the O3 Regional Oximetry offered by Masimo. The SedLine and O3 monitor onto the Masimo Root monitoring platform to help clinicians obtain

Pacific Power Sources announces new power source monitor

Pacific Power Source has announced a unique touch-screen monitor user interface mode for its new AFX Series of programmable AC and DC power sources. This new capability extends the front-panel LCD touch and keypad controls onto a large, high-resolution monitor with touch capability. Both the instrument screen information and touch-screen version of the front panel

Skin sensors provide insights into how to treat Parkinson’s

A University of Rochester research team is using wearable sensors to indicate the best individualized treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Bernadette Mroz suffers from Parkinson’s. When her medication isn’t working, it makes it hard for her to function. “My world goes into a spin cycle. I cannot function mentally, emotionally or physically,” said Mroz in a

Biotronik simplifies MR-Conditional cardiac system selection

Biotronik, a global leader in cardio and endovascular medical technology, has developed an online tool called the ProMRI Configurator that allows physicians to select the right MR-conditional heart monitor, pacing or ICD system for their patients with ease. The ProMRI Configurator is an intuitive, user-friendly tool that allows physicians to select the desired MRI conditions,

New at-home sleep apnea tests compete with for-profit labs

The big business in laboratory sleep apnea testing has a new competitor in the homes of obstructive sleep apnea sufferers. Portable sleep monitors could be used to test for obstructive sleep apnea at home when testing in a laboratory is not suitable. It is often referred to as the “unattended sleep study.” At-home sleep apnea

SunTech’s Oscar 2 ABPM features patient diary app

The next-generation Oscar 2 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring system from SunTech Medical is meant to further increase efficacies for general practitioners, clinicians, cardiologists and pharmaceutical researchers. The new SunTech Oscar 2 is now available with the True24 ABPM Patient Diary mobile app, which links to the Oscar 2 via Bluetooth. The True24 app provides