Chinese Boy Gets 3D Printed Backbone

Chinese Boy Gets 3D Printed Backbone

There’s no electronics here, but it’s a story about a whole new kind of wearable Health Tech device. It is widely reported that doctors at Peking University Third Hospital in Beijing have inserted a fabricated spinal implant in a 12 year old patient. What...
New Smartphone Heart Monitor Gains FDA Approval

New Smartphone Heart Monitor Gains FDA Approval

About one out of every four adults over the age of 40 develop atrial fibrillation (AFib). This irregular heartbeat puts the individual at increased risk of stroke or other complications, but the condition can be difficult to diagnose as it can be intermittent and...
Modular Medical Sensor Gets FDA Approval

Modular Medical Sensor Gets FDA Approval

One of the big advantages of wearable Health Tech for medical applications is that it can provide continuous observation of a patient, either at home or in a hospital. This rich information can help medical professionals spot transient events, trends in vital signs,...
Korean Headband May Fight Alzheimers

Korean Headband May Fight Alzheimers

Alzheimer’s is a debilitating and fatal disease. More than 44 million people worldwide suffer from it or a similar form of dementia. A group of researchers in Korea believe that they may have found a way to slow the effects of the disease, using a headband...
This Patch Packs Automated Doses [video]

This Patch Packs Automated Doses [video]

One of the challenges for many medical treatments is patient compliance. Many of today’s medications require the careful administration of precise dosages, and often must be delivered at specific intervals throughout the day. Getting patients to reliably perform...
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