Prosthetic Hand Restores Sense of Touch [video]

Prosthetic Hand Restores Sense of Touch [video]

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a system that allows a patient to feel objects in his prosthetic hand. In partnership with the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dustin Pyler leads a seven-member team that is working...
Back Pain Implant Wins on Wall Street [video]

Back Pain Implant Wins on Wall Street [video]

A company named Nevro recently launched an IPO (initial public offering) on Wall Street with runaway success. According to a report in the Silicon Valley Business Journal, the company sold 7 million shares, which is more than the 6.25 million they intended to sell....
MedTech Executive Looks at the Future

MedTech Executive Looks at the Future

In a recent interview with on Syracuse.com, Jessica Crawford of the MedTech Association offered some predictions about the future of medical technology and its impact on society. One important driving factor that she cited was the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which she...
Band-Aid Heart Monitor Sticks with You

Band-Aid Heart Monitor Sticks with You

Many people don’t want to wear a watch. Many others already wear one, and don’t want to wear another just to track their exercise. That’s why some people may find the new AmpStrip to be an appealing alternative to fitness bands. According to...
New Alert Watch for the Elderly

New Alert Watch for the Elderly

For many reasons, it is important to help elderly individuals maintain as much mobility and independence as they can reasonably handle, in spite of physical and cognitive limitations. But as mentioned here recently (see “Are Health Tech Devices Designed for the...