Chip Delivers Drugs for Years

Chip Delivers Drugs for Years

Many people around the world live with chronic conditions that require daily medication. Microchips Biotech is a company in the Boston area that has developed an alternative to injections or pills that can automatically deliver precise doses of drugs. The device can...
Aggies to Help Aussies Build Smart Jerseys

Aggies to Help Aussies Build Smart Jerseys

When the eight-time champions of Australian rugby wanted to find a better way to monitor their player’s conditions — especially potential concussions — they turned to engineering professor Dr. Jamie Grunlan at Texas A&M University. The team...
Energy Efficiency for Biomedical Devices

Energy Efficiency for Biomedical Devices

Smaller, more efficient, more effective: researchers around the globe are working to find ways to make sensors and other Health Tech systems better. This is especially true for devices worn on — or in — the body. Scientists at the University of Technology...
FTC Weighs in on Data Privacy

FTC Weighs in on Data Privacy

In an insightful commentary, author Andy Oram published an article on EMR & EHR about the difficulties involved in securing personal data in the Internet of Things (IoT), especially when wearable Health Tech devices are involved. In the article, he cites a report...
Insulin Pump and Monitor Approved by FDA

Insulin Pump and Monitor Approved by FDA

In December, the FDA approved a system that includes an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) device. This has provides the advantage of getting blood glucose levels throughout the day and night, providing more accurate control and insulin dosages....
Implant Conquers Cluster Headaches

Implant Conquers Cluster Headaches

Have you ever heard of a “cluster headache”? I hadn’t. It turns out this condition — sometimes known as “suicide headache” — has been characterized as “one of the most severe pains known to humans.” More than 1 in...