Tag: "device" at medical news
Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma
...most critical aspect of the research is creating a device
that transmits a large amount of data at low power...e transmitter by wires. A commercial implantable device
developed by other researchers for epilepsy currently is in clinical trials at several sites, includ...
WPI wins $1M to develop system to locate and monitor emergency workers in buildings
.... The WPI team has also developed a simpler homing device
(dubbed the Mantenna) that uses similar technology... commercial product within two years; the Mantenna device
may be ready for sale to emergency departments sooner. Both technologies were demonstrated during th...
Electrical implant steadies balance disorder in animals
...ort successful testing in animals of an electrical device
that partly restores a damaged or impaired sense o... School of Medicine, this is the first implantable device
made with multiple sensors and channels of processing that can measure and encode head rotation in a...
Shining light on pancreatic cancer
...box-sized fiber-optic version of the new system, a device
now being tested during colonoscopies. "Besides ...yer of tissues and scatters into a spectrograph, a device
that separates a beam of white light into its component wavelengths and measures them. An image sens...
From UF and IBM, a blueprint for 'smart' health care
...cal industries like health care and open a broader device
market thats fueled by uninterrupted networking. Helal has devoted the past several years to developing smart devices for the elderly in a model home known as the Gator Tech Smart Home in Gainesville. He and his students pioneered the Smart Wave ...
Home health care devices focus of FDA Conference at UH
...ation problems or cultural blocks to understanding device
technology; and the chronically ill from rural are...epository that would provide easy online access to device
instructions; and the evolution of over-the-counter devices such as cholesterol meters and continuou...
SMS your ECG to ER
...nternational Journal of Electronic Healthcare. The device
measures electrical signals from the heart, analys...text service, together with patient details. The device
could give patients who have already had one heart attack a much greater chance of receiving life-sa...
Device helps physically disabled turn on computer
...omputer on and off. For months, we looked for a device
for someone who lacks fine motor skills for months but couldnt find anything, says Dr. Joseph Drew, Kent State associate professor of political science. Thus, Drew, his graduate assistant Ron Franklin, who has quadriplegia, and Kenneth McElravy, a...
Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer
...duce faster computed tomography (CT) images; a new device
that may make proton cancer therapy a much more wi...t they hope to gain FDA approval and introduce the device
into general use. Further information about the device
can be found at www.karmanos.org/cure . [T...
Brightening prospects of using fluorescent nanotubes in medical applications
...the ratio of the number of photons of light that a device
emits to the number of photons it absorbs in the process. The VINSE team reports that they can produce populations containing trillions of nanotubes with a quantum efficiency of 1 percent, a factor of 100 better than previous ensemble measurements an...
Surgery by satellite -- New possibilities at medicine's cutting edge
...unication link between the console and the robotic device
is fast. The problem is that there may be too much of a delay between the image of the patient being captured and being displayed on the console, or between the surgeon sending an instruction and the robot responding. A team of 11 researchers, who ...
How brain pacemakers erase diseased messages
...remor disorders and epilepsies. But the electronic device
has the advantage of being adjustable or reversible. The researchers' report appears in a special June 2007 issue of the journal IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, edited in part by Grill. The study was conducted by...
Innovative device to treat brain cancer shows promise in early studies
...007 New early data showed that an investigational device
that specifically targets rapidly growing cancer c...rties than cancerous brain cells. This allows the device
to target cancer cells without affecting the healthy cells. At the time of publication, researche...
Doctors, engineers develop new wireless system to detect esophageal reflux
...ts shouldnt feel anything in their throat when the device
is inserted thanks to a special plastic material u...hers have already successfully tested the new RFID device
to see that it properly identifies simulated stomach acids in a test tube and that the transmitter c...
A pioneering system allows autistic children to communicate with their environment
...bsite http://www.ugr.es/~scaut/ . After this, the device
is ready to be used as a means of communication between the child and society. Thanks to the SC@UT project, the child can express such needs as going to the toilet or hunger, as well as such states as being happy, sad, or tired. SC@UT includes a spea...
New device for stroke patients improves walking
...culty walking. Now, a new high-tech rehabilitation device
-- available in the New York Cityarea only at NewY...k-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell also offers a similar device
for rehabilitation of arm movement: the NESS H200. Additional devices used in stroke rehabilitati...
Bronchial thermoplasty may allow severe asthma patients to wean off oral corticosteroids
...sco, CA, May 23, 2007 -- Asthmatx, Inc., a medical device
company that has developed a catheter-based procedure for the treatment of asthma, announced today that positive results from the Research in Severe Asthma (RISA) Trial were reported today at the annual scientific assembly of the American Thoracic So...
Small infants have greater survival rate in high level intensive care facilities
...e units provide mechanical ventilationthe use of a device
that assists with breathing. Depending on the level of care, some high-level NICUs provide major surgery. Very low birth weight infants are those weighing less than 1500 grams, or about 3.3 pounds, at birth. Very low birth weight infants are high...
Research highlights from Thoracic Society Conference
...atients taking the two medications together in one device
showed the lowest rates of hospitalizations. Household Bleach Neutralizes Allergens National Jewish allergist Karin Pacheco, M.D., and her colleagues showed that household bleach can denature 99 percent of cat, dog and dust-mite allergens, which...
'Star Trek'-type scanning may reveal genetic activity of tumors, Stanford study shows
...tanford. In some ways, the work brings to mind a device
that science fiction fans may recall from the TV s...In almost every episode of 'Star Trek,' there is a device
called a tricorder, which they used noninvasively to scan living or nonliving matter to determine it...
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