Researchers from Florida Atlantic University College of Engineering and Computer Science have developed...
New technology can predict ON/OFF motor fluctuations in Parkinson’s patients
Researchers from Florida Atlantic University College of Engineering and Computer Science have developed wearable motion sensors to detect and monitor medication ON and OFF states in Parkinson’s patients.
UK researchers to develop new digital gait-monitoring technology
A research team at the University of Sheffield has secured funding to develop a monitoring system to assess a patient's health and wellbeing based on their gait.
Making robotic surgery safe: why training is key to avoiding tragedy
An inquest into the death of a patient who underwent a robotically-assisted heart operation in the UK concluded that the patient’s death was directly caused by the operation and the robotic assistance, and noted a lack of benchmarks for training on new technologies. Robotic systems are already revolutionising surgery in many ways, but what training and support needs to be in place to make sure it’s safe?
The doctor will see you now: making the whole patient-GP relationship virtual
The UK is slowly progressing towards a situation where it may be possible for a patient’s entire relationship with primary healthcare providers, like GPs, to be virtual. From ensuring quick access to patient data, to the patient- doctor consultation and from ordering prescriptions to tracking adherence and feeding back data, a seamless virtual cycle is entirely imaginable– but how will it work in real life?
Frost & Sullivan reveals predictions for patient monitoring device market
Business consultancy Frost & Sullivan has made a series of predictions for the future of the patient monitoring device market, following its recently published analysis of investments and trends in the industry.
Researchers develop wearable biosensors that mimic skin’s properties
Researchers from universities in Binghamton and New York have developed a wearable biosensor that supports the body's natural healing process.
Modular Packaging for Medical Device Products
Pharmaceutical processors are under ever mounting pressures to streamline processes, increase flexibility and responsiveness and reduce unit costs in the face of new market realities.
Smith & Nephew to buy monitoring device maker Leaf Healthcare
Smith & Nephew has entered an agreement to acquire medical device company Leaf Healthcare, including its patient mobility monitoring device Leaf Patient Monitoring System.
Purdue University creates glutamate sensor to help monitor neurotrauma
Researchers at Purdue University have created a sensor that could track glutamate, which is associated with neurological conditions such as migraines, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
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