IoMT & Connectivity

Connectivity

In this section of Medical Design Briefs, see how connectivity in medical technology is leading to a range of new applications and products.

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INSIDER : IoMT
Bringing Blockchain to Healthcare
Bringing Blockchain to Healthcare

A kit made from everyday objects is bringing the blockchain into the physical world. The BlocKit, which includes items such as plastic tubs, clay discs, padlocks, envelopes, sticky notes, and battery-powered...

Bringing Blockchain to Healthcare
Features : Connectivity
Using Data-Centric Connectivity to Drive Innovation in Medical Imaging
Using Data-Centric Connectivity to Drive Innovation in Medical Imaging

Today's imaging systems save lives by making the unseen visible to a degree never before possible. Medical professionals can now view systems within the human body in...

Using Data-Centric Connectivity to Drive Innovation in Medical Imaging
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
News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Phillips-Medisize Wins Best Connected Health Platform
Phillips-Medisize Wins Best Connected Health Platform

MedTech Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies and solutions in the global health and medical technology market, has selected the Phillips-Medisize...

Phillips-Medisize Wins Best Connected Health Platform
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
Products : Connectivity
Product of the Month: May 2019 MDB
Product of the Month: May 2019 MDB

Medical-Grade Connectivity Framework

Real-Time Innovations (RTI), Sunnyvale, CA, has added a variety of new capabilities to its connectivity software, RTI Connext DDS. Based on the Data...

Product of the Month: May 2019 MDB
Features : Connectivity
Luer Connectors: Testing to the New International Standard
Luer Connectors: Testing to the New International Standard

The Luer connector is arguably one of the most important developments in the biomedical industry. Because it is reliable, simple to use, and economical to produce, the Luer connector...

Luer Connectors: Testing to the New International Standard
News : IoMT
FDA: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Affecting Medtronic's ICDs, Programmers, Home Monitors
FDA: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Affecting Medtronic's ICDs, Programmers, Home Monitors

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication to alert healthcare providers and patients about cybersecurity...

FDA: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Affecting Medtronic's ICDs, Programmers, Home Monitors
Features : Electronics & Computers
Electrical Connectors: Design Considerations for Medical Devices
Electrical Connectors: Design Considerations for Medical Devices

The myriad of devices used in surgical, interventional, imaging, diagnostic and therapeutic, sensors, and single-use medical applications use some form of transmission medium...

Electrical Connectors: Design Considerations for Medical Devices
R&D : Connectivity
Positive Results for Artificial Pancreas and Smartphone App
Positive Results for Artificial Pancreas and Smartphone App

The results of a new clinical trial have shown the safety and efficacy of the interoperable Artificial Pancreas System smartphone app (iAPS), which can interface wirelessly with...

Positive Results for Artificial Pancreas and Smartphone App
Briefs : Wearables
Wireless Sensor Monitors Blood Flow after Surgery
Wireless Sensor Monitors Blood Flow after Surgery

A new device developed by Stanford University researchers could make it easier for doctors to monitor the success of blood vessel surgery. The sensor, detailed in a paper published in Nature...

Wireless Sensor Monitors Blood Flow after Surgery
News : AR/AI
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
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 : Medical
Miniaturizing Smart Wearables for Fitness and Activity Tracking
Miniaturizing Smart Wearables for Fitness and Activity Tracking

Traditionally, small chip antennas used in Bluetooth-enabled devices have required a designated ground “keep out” area to minimize interference from other components and...

Miniaturizing Smart Wearables for Fitness and Activity Tracking
INSIDER : Medical
Wireless ‘Pacemaker for the Brain’ for Neurological Disorders
Wireless ‘Pacemaker for the Brain’ for Neurological Disorders

A new neurostimulator can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the same time, potentially delivering fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases like...

Wireless ‘Pacemaker for the Brain’ for Neurological Disorders
From the Editor : FDA/Regulatory
From the Editor — Giving the 510(k) Pathway a Much-Needed Makeover

Making changes to a regulatory process is usually difficult, slow, and often painful — after all, it involves lots of bureaucracy and many “cooks in the kitchen.” But I’m encouraged by FDA’s recent announcement that it plans to modernize the 510(k) pathway. In...

From the Editor : Connectivity
From the Editor — Revolutionary New Radio Architecture Brings the Long Battery Life Needed for IoMT

The IoMT has ushered in a new era for connected medical technology. But battery life is often mentioned as one of the impediments to the advancement of IoMT. Batteries in medical devices need a long lifespan so that users aren’t having to...

News : Medical
Answering Your Questions: How Can Medical IoT Devices Move Beyond Simple Information Gathering?
Answering Your Questions: How Can Medical IoT Devices Move Beyond Simple Information Gathering?
Is there more to the "Internet of Medical Things" than just data gathering? A reader asks our experts.
Answering Your Questions: How Can Medical IoT Devices Move Beyond Simple Information Gathering?
Briefs : Communications
Biosensor Chip Detects Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Wirelessly and with Higher Sensitivity
Biosensor Chip Detects Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Wirelessly and with Higher Sensitivity

A team led by the University of California San Diego has developed a chip that can detect a type of genetic mutation known as a single nucleotide...

Biosensor Chip Detects Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Wirelessly and with Higher Sensitivity
Briefs : Medical
Wireless Pressure-Sensing Eye Implant Could Help Prevent Blindness
Wireless Pressure-Sensing Eye Implant Could Help Prevent Blindness

Researchers at Caltech have developed an implantable pressure sensor that can reside in the human eye for years at a time while wirelessly sending data about the eye’s...

Wireless Pressure-Sensing Eye Implant Could Help Prevent Blindness
INSIDER : Medical
Blockchain Data Network Could Boost Manufacturing
Blockchain Data Network Could Boost Manufacturing

Researchers are proposing the creation of a public, open-source network that uses blockchains — the technology behind cryptocurrencies — to share verifiable manufacturing data. The system...

Blockchain Data Network Could Boost Manufacturing
Features : Connectivity
Miniaturized Wireless Medical Wearables
Miniaturized Wireless Medical Wearables

Traditionally, small chip antennas used in RF-enabled medical devices have required a designated ground “keep out” area to minimize interference from other components and ensure the ideal radiation...

Miniaturized Wireless Medical Wearables
Features : Packaging & Sterilization
Disposables Lead the Way to Fighting HAIs, Preventing Errors
Disposables Lead the Way to Fighting HAIs, Preventing Errors

A key driver of the medical disposables market is the desire to minimize the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Healthcare providers are turning to disposable...

Disposables Lead the Way to Fighting HAIs, Preventing Errors
Features : IoMT
Preparing for E-Health and the loMT Evolution
Preparing for E-Health and the loMT Evolution

Momentum is building around connected health applications and the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), and many believe that, as an emerging sector, it has great potential. It isn't hard to see why...

Preparing for E-Health and the loMT Evolution
Features : Software
Data, Data Everywhere: Why the Medical Device Industry Must Embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Data, Data Everywhere: Why the Medical Device Industry Must Embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution

We live in a fast-changing world that is delivering rapid advances in technology and greater consumer expectations. Along with changing...

Data, Data Everywhere: Why the Medical Device Industry Must Embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Features : Connectivity
Passive Hardware Considerations for Medical Body Area Network Transceivers
Passive Hardware Considerations for Medical Body Area Network Transceivers

In hospitals and healthcare institutions, the sheer amount of patient metrics to track for the staff of doctors and nurses can be been a point of contention....

Passive Hardware Considerations for Medical Body Area Network Transceivers
Products : Medical
New Products & Services: May 2018 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: May 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Microcontroller

Microchip Technology, Chandler, AZ, has expanded its product line to include a new line of 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) that combine a controller area network...

New Products & Services: May 2018 Medical Design Briefs

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