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ViScope MD Stethoscope with Visual Capabilities from HD Medical

<b>HD Medical</b>, a Sunnyvale, CA firm, recently unveiled its ViScope MD digital stethoscope that works like a traditional stethoscope, but also displays …

Almost 200 years later, are we living in the final days of the stethoscope?

New research suggests the world of medicine could be experiencing its final days of the stethoscope due to the rapid advent of point-of-care …

Nanoribbons let beating hearts power their own pacemakers

Researchers show that materials called piezoelectrics, packaged onto flexible strips attached to animal hearts, can supply power for medical devices where batteries pose problems.<p>Pacemakers supply electrical pulses so hearts can keep a steady beat -- and maybe now it's time for hearts to return the …

Nanotech

FDA clears cloud-connected AgaMatrix iPhone app

AgaMatrix's Jazz meter connecting to an iPhone application that may or may not be Health Manager.<p>AgaMatrix, the medical device maker that launched <b>the</b> …

Digital Health

MinION: A complete DNA sequencer on a USB stick - ExtremeTech

By on March 29, 2013 at 10:07 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>A little over a year ago, the …

Smartphone Physicals Are Taking Off With Explosion of Apps, Attachments

There’s no shortage of smartphone apps to help people track their health. And in recent months, medical apps have started growing up, leaving behind …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

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Ultra-thin e-skin could lead to advances in medicine, cool wearable computing (video)

Remember the names Martin Kaltenbrunner and Takao Someya -- that way, you'll have someone to blame when kids start pointing and laughing at gadgets we consider high-tech today. Leading a team of University of Tokyo researchers, they have recently developed a flexible, skin-like material that can …

The internet of you: How wireless medical implants will change medicine

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock<p>Strap on a Fitbit (see disclosure) and you can track your physical activity and sleep patterns over weeks, …

iPhone biosensor does the work of a $50,000 lab-based machine

We already know that smartphones can perform many of the same features as more expensive computers, cameras and other devices. Now, a portable iPhone …

Demonstration

Big Data and the Future of Healthcare

Big data and technology has helped numerous industries vastly improve and evolve in recent years. The health care industry has even incorporated the …

iRhythm's Zio patch outshines Holter monitor in Scripps AF study

A new study from the Scripps Translational Science Institute, <b>published in the American Journal of Medicine</b>, shows that iRhythm's Zio patch, a …

Medical Technology

What's The Role Of A Hospital In 10 Years?

Dr. Eric Topol was named #1 Most Influential Physician Executive in Healthcare of 2012 by Modern Healthcare so his views are closely watched. In addition to his role as a cardiologist, geneticist and author of the Creative Destruction of Medicine, he’s also the Editor-in-Chief of Medscape (WebMD’s …

5 Medical Technologies Revolutionizing Healthcare

Robin Farmanfarmaian did not have an easy childhood. Misdiagnosed as a teenager with an autoimmune condition, she entered into what might best be described as medical nightmare: 41 hospitalizations and 6 major surgeries.<p>But it was just a few years after that medicine began to change …

Nanoparticle That Mimics Red Blood Cell Shows Promise as Vaccine for Bacterial Infections - MIT Technology Review

A nanoparticle wrapped in material taken from the membranes of red blood cells could become the basis for vaccines against a range of infectious …

20 Predictions in Medicine And Healthcare for 2014: From DIY Biotech to Mind-Controlled Exoskeletons - The Medical Futurist

Here are my 20 points for 2014.<p><b>1) Google Glass to be used in everyday healthcare</b>: Google Glass has shown its potentials as demonstrated by …

Hands-On With The Scanadu Scout, The Health Gadget That’s Crowdfunding Its Way To FDA Approval

The last time we met with the folks from Scanadu, we had a very limited look its much buzzed-about line of gadgets that aim to bring vital sign monitoring beyond the realm of the hospital and available to anyone with a smartphone. This week, the company’s CEO Walter De Brouwer stopped by TechCrunch …

Drones to Drop AEDs, Not Bombs

Drones are becoming an everyday part of life not only in Pakistan and Yemen anymore, but instead of killing and maiming, peeping and spying, they can …

This Machine Can 3-D Scan Your Insides In A Single Heartbeat

You’ve never seen your organs like this before.<p>In a quarter of a second, this new CT scanner can take a perfect 3-D photo of your brain or heart. The underlying technology is nothing new, since CT scanners have been around for 40 years. But they’ve never been nearly this fast.<p>“It’s analogous to the …

IBM's Watson is better at diagnosing cancer than human doctors

IBM's Watson -- the language-fluent computer that beat the best human champions at a game of the US TV show <i>Jeopardy!</i> -- is being turned into a tool …

The Lab Beneath the Skin

<i>I’ve got you under my skin.<br>I’ve got you deep in the heart of me,<br>So deep in my heart, you’re nearly a part of me.</i><p>Clinical laboratory tests are like …

Vampire robot vants to suck your blood

Robot phlebotomist uses infrared, ultrasound, and computer vision to target veins. If it floated, it could work on the Death Star.<p>The first of its kind, Veebot is a prototype robotic phlebotomist, designed to get all Dracula on your arm. It's supposed to be as good as a human at finding a vein and …

Robotics

Ultrathin ‘diagnostic skin’ allows continuous patient monitoring | Kurzweil

The array laminates without adhesives onto the surface of the skin by soft contact much like a temporary transfer tattoo. Contact is maintained …

Medical Technology

Qardio Puts Its Smart Blood Pressure Monitor On Indiegogo, Aiming To Ship In March

Qardio was one of the startups competing in our battlefield competition at Disrupt Europe 2013, last October. On stage in Berlin it showed off a forthcoming consumer ECG monitor, the QardioCore, along with a wireless blood pressure monitoring device, QardioArm. The startup has now kicked off a …

Visionary--Google Glass Moves From Concept To Clinical Care

Technology is advancing and changing our lives at an incredible pace. The smart phone, nanotechnology and other breath-taking innovatons are being incorporated into a wide variety of industries and activities–and healthcare is at the cutting edge. Google Glass has been identified as important …

No More Needles? Nanopatch May Revolutionize Vaccinations

Needles and syringes have helped save untold number of lives, but they suffer from a few persisten negatives, including the fact that many people, …

Your doctor is going digital: What the rise of medtech means for you

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Five years into the future, doctors will be empowered with a wide array of exponential technologies and will become the most …