Implant Monitors Heart Failure

Implant Monitors Heart Failure

“Heart failure” is a cardiac condition with a misleading name. It does not mean that the patient’s heart has failed; it simply indicates that the heart is not pumping a sufficient volume of blood to the lungs and body. This can result in other...
Wearables to Play Part in Google X Health Study

Wearables to Play Part in Google X Health Study

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal¬†describes “Baseline” which is a new project being undertaken by Google X, the secretive skunk works for Google technology research programs such as autonomous cars. According to the WSJ article, the ultimate goal...
Electric Boots Are Made for Walking

Electric Boots Are Made for Walking

Forgive the mash-up of Elton John and Nancy Sinatra in the headline, but that more or less tells the story of RocketSkates, a new product under development by Acton. They come in three different models that differ mainly in their range and run-time on a single charge;...
Augmented Reality Glasses Find the Veins

Augmented Reality Glasses Find the Veins

One of the standard treatment tools used in modern medicine is to insert substances directly into the blood stream of a patient by inserting a tube into a vein. Such intravenous treatments require that a needle be used to pierce the skin and the wall of the vein, and...
Faster, Cheaper Test for Type 1 Diabetes

Faster, Cheaper Test for Type 1 Diabetes

There are two kinds of diabetes. Type 2 is the one that most people think of; it typically develops in patients as a result of obesity and diet-related factors. The result is a resistance to insulin which leads to problems controlling blood sugar levels. The other...
New Operating System for Medical Devices

New Operating System for Medical Devices

You may not have heard of QNX Software Systems, but you’ve probably heard of their parent company: Blackberry. The subsidiary is very active in the automotive telematics industry, but they also produce software for medical applications. The company recently...