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R&D : Medical
AI Blood Test Spot Signs of Brain Tumors

Researchers have developed a test that works by detecting chemical clues shed by brain tumors into the blood. They say it could help improve brain tumor survival by making diagnosis quicker and more efficient.

Briefs : AR/AI
Miniature Robot Could Check Colons for Early Signs of Disease
Miniature Robot Could Check Colons for Early Signs of Disease

Engineers have shown it is technically possible to guide a tiny robotic capsule inside the colon to take micro-ultrasound images. Known as a Sonopill, the device could one day...

Miniature Robot Could Check Colons for Early Signs of Disease
Briefs : AR/AI
Digitalizing Rehabilitation with Wearable Solutions
Digitalizing Rehabilitation with Wearable Solutions

ExoRehab is an IoT rehabilitation solution that combines robotics, gaming, and data analysis. Digitalizing physical therapy for muscle rehabilitation enables patients to acquire therapeutic...

Digitalizing Rehabilitation with Wearable Solutions
R&D : AR/AI
‘Stumbling Device’ Helps Improve Prosthetic Legs
‘Stumbling Device’ Helps Improve Prosthetic Legs

Researchers are addressing the tendency to stumble in lower-body prosthetics by understanding the way people with two legs catch themselves. They accomplished this by covering test...

‘Stumbling Device’ Helps Improve Prosthetic Legs
R&D : Imaging
AI Spots Lung Cancer Before Radiologists
AI Spots Lung Cancer Before Radiologists

Deep learning — a form of artificial intelligence — was able to detect malignant lung nodules on low-dose chest computed tomography (LDCT) scans with a performance meeting or exceeding that of...

AI Spots Lung Cancer Before Radiologists
INSIDER : Communications
App for Smart Speakers Uses AI to Detect Cardiac Arrest
App for Smart Speakers Uses AI to Detect Cardiac Arrest

A new tool can monitor people for cardiac arrest while they’re asleep without touching them. A new skill for a smart speaker — like Google Home and Amazon Alexa — or smartphone...

App for Smart Speakers Uses AI to Detect Cardiac Arrest
INSIDER : AR/AI
MD&M East Preview: Session to Feature Medtech AI Pioneers
MD&M East Preview: Session to Feature Medtech AI Pioneers

Once a science-fiction dream, artificial intelligence (AI) is quickly becoming part of our day-to-day routines — think Alexa, self-parking cars, and learning thermostats. But...

MD&M East Preview: Session to Feature Medtech AI Pioneers
INSIDER : AR/AI
Artificial Intelligence Detects New Class of Mutations behind Autism
Artificial Intelligence Detects New Class of Mutations behind Autism

Using artificial intelligence, a Princeton University-led team has decoded the functional impact of such mutations in people with autism. The researchers believe this...

Artificial Intelligence Detects New Class of Mutations behind Autism
R&D : AR/AI
Earlier Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy with Smartphone ArtificiaI Intelligence
Earlier Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy with Smartphone ArtificiaI Intelligence

A novel pairing of two technologies may offer a solution for better screening for diabetic retinopathy, a condition that can lead to permanent vision loss if...

Earlier Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy with Smartphone ArtificiaI Intelligence
Briefs : Connectivity
Synthetic Speech Generated from Brain Recordings
Synthetic Speech Generated from Brain Recordings

A state-of-the-art brain-machine interface created by UC San Francisco neuroscientists can generate natural-sounding synthetic speech by using brain activity to control a virtual vocal tract...

Synthetic Speech Generated from Brain Recordings
News : Medical
BIOMED: VR Technology Delivers Real-Time Medtech Training
BIOMED: VR Technology Delivers Real-Time Medtech Training

Medical Design Briefs is reporting from the BIOMEDevice 2019. Send us your questions and comments below.

In the world of medical technology, the hardest part for OEMs is often...

BIOMED: VR Technology Delivers Real-Time Medtech Training
News : Data Acquisition
Frélii: Transforming Healthcare with AI and DNA Data Mining
Frélii: Transforming Healthcare with AI and DNA Data Mining

Artificial intelligence (AI) and whole genome analysis are poised to turn the world of healthcare on its head. Advances in recent years have taken the cutting-edge technologies...

Frélii: Transforming Healthcare with AI and DNA Data Mining
News : Medical
Osso VR to Showcase First Virtual Reality Training Module for Robotics with Smith & Nephew’s NAVIO Surgical System
Osso VR to Showcase First Virtual Reality Training Module for Robotics with Smith & Nephew’s NAVIO Surgical System

Osso VR, a validated virtual reality (VR) surgical training platform, has announced a first-of-its-kind VR training module...

Osso VR to Showcase First Virtual Reality Training Module for Robotics with Smith & Nephew’s NAVIO Surgical System
News : Software
ObEN Creates Healthcare Avatar for MedStar Health Heart Disease Study
ObEN Creates Healthcare Avatar for MedStar Health Heart Disease Study

ObEN Inc., an artificial intelligence (AI) company creating personal AI (PAI) technology to revolutionize digital interactions, is working with MedStar Health Research...

ObEN Creates Healthcare Avatar for MedStar Health Heart Disease Study
Features : Medical
The Ergonomics of Robotics: Part 2
The Ergonomics of Robotics: Part 2

In this two-part series on robotics and wearable devices, part 1 highlighted the wearable device product category. Part 2 moves the discussion from wearable devices to how robotic surgery is changing the...

The Ergonomics of Robotics: Part 2
Features : Software
Proactive Cybersecurity Saves Healthcare Organizations from Data Breaches
Proactive Cybersecurity Saves Healthcare Organizations from Data Breaches

Over the past few years, healthcare organizations have increasingly become one of the leading targets for cyber criminals with data breaches exposing personal patient...

Proactive Cybersecurity Saves Healthcare Organizations from Data Breaches
News : Wearables
VivaLNK Launches IoT-Enabled Medical Wearable Sensor Platform for Continuous Patient Monitoring
VivaLNK Launches IoT-Enabled Medical Wearable Sensor Platform for Continuous Patient Monitoring

VivaLNK, Campbell, CA, has launched its IoT-enabled medical wearable Sensor Platform, complete with a range of sensors, edge computing...

VivaLNK Launches IoT-Enabled Medical Wearable Sensor Platform for Continuous Patient Monitoring
INSIDER : AR/AI
Engineers Translate Brain Signals Directly into Speech
Engineers Translate Brain Signals Directly into Speech

Neuroengineers have created a system that translates thought into intelligible, recognizable speech. By monitoring someone’s brain activity, the technology can reconstruct the words a...

Engineers Translate Brain Signals Directly into Speech
News : AR/AI
MD&M West: From Cybersecurity to Artificial Intelligence — Medtech Trends to Watch in 2019
MD&M West: From Cybersecurity to Artificial Intelligence — Medtech Trends to Watch in 2019

Medical Design Briefs is reporting from MD&M West 2019. Send us your questions and comments below.

ANAHEIM, CA — The factors...

MD&M West: From Cybersecurity to Artificial Intelligence — Medtech Trends to Watch in 2019
Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Predicting Leaky Heart Valves with 3D Printing
Predicting Leaky Heart Valves with 3D Printing

More than one in eight people aged 75 and older in the United States develop moderate-to-severe blockage of the aortic valve in their hearts, usually caused by calcified deposits that build up...

Predicting Leaky Heart Valves with 3D Printing
INSIDER : Imaging
Artificial Intelligence Shows Potential for Triaging Chest X-Rays
Artificial Intelligence Shows Potential for Triaging Chest X-Rays

An artificial intelligence (AI) system can interpret and prioritize abnormal chest x-rays with critical findings, potentially reducing the backlog of exams and bringing...

Artificial Intelligence Shows Potential for Triaging Chest X-Rays