Tag: "devices" at medical news
An affordable future for eye tracking in sight
...h disabilities and extend the potential use of the devices
to enable users to live more independently. The Communication by Gaze Interaction (COGAIN) project will examine current state-of-the-art technologies, develop new software standards to extend the available products and research new applications for ...
UPMC joins Italian government to create $398 million biomedical research center in Sicily
...n the forefront of developing new drugs, vaccines, devices
and other biomedical advances aimed at improving the health of its citizens and sparking economic development throughout the region. "We have finalized all details in record time. In little more than 11 months, we have managed to find the necessary ...
Delivering online assistance to the needy
.... They also produced portable video-communications devices
which can be carried from room to room. The size of an A4 sheet of paper, these devices
are standard tablet PCs with a video camera. Older users and service staff expressed great apprecia...
Novel device shows potential in better detecting oral cancer
...he VELScope. "Laboratories are developing similar devices
to detect lung and cervical cancer," said Rosin. "That means that the same basic technology is now being used to evaluate three tumor sites, and we can begin hopefully to pool our data and fine tune the characteristics and meaning of the changes in ...
Tanning ads commonly seen in high school newspapers
...s, but there is no restriction on advertising such devices
to youth in the United States. Scott Freeman, M.D., University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Aurora, and colleagues examined the frequency of tanning advertisements in 131 newspapers from 23 public high schools in three Colorado c...
Little difference between human insulin and faster-acting drugs
...the drugs most often available with insulin pumps, devices
that deliver insulin through a small mechanical device worn on the body rather than through injections. Although Siebenhofer and colleagues found few differences between analogs and regular human insulin therapy, they said the studies varied in what...
Easy to use emergency mobile device for people at risk
...ving difficulty speaking." Whereas existing mobile devices
with location detection capabilities typically transmit GPS data via an SMS message, the MobilAlarm system uses the Care Phone Protocol developed by project partner Attendo Systems that transmits the data through the voice channel. "This ensures that...
University of Utah to help build bionic arm
...release that it wants to "revolutionize prosthetic devices
for amputee soldiers. Over the next four years, re... Ripple LLC a Salt Lake City company that makes devices
to record nervous system data will get up to $1.28 million over two years and a total of $1.94 mill...
HEBE: Detection of falls and monitoring of the elderly
...lows: detectors based on the surroundings worn devices
(devices integrated into clothing) The design achieved has two modules: the worn device module, which is autonomous and portable, has the main functions of the automatic detection of falls, the location and monitoring of the user and the monitor...
Studies show improving pacemaker reliability, increased implantable defibrillator failure rates
...inically important and technically complex medical devices
in use today, but several recent high-profile devi...ofessor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. The devices
work to stabilize abnormal heart rhythms, pacemakers by treating hearts that beat too slowly and ICD...
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators have higher malfunction rate than pacemakers
... in the United States. During this period, 17,323 devices
(8,834 pacemakers and 8,489 ICDs) were explanted d...mortality in specific high-risk populations. These devices
have prevented innumerable sudden deaths, and they remain an important therapy for patients at high ...
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator generator replacement associated with complications
...D) generator replacement in Canadian patients with devices
that were recalled was associated with an 8 percen...CD generator replacement in patients with advisory devices
is associated with a substantial risk of complications, including death. These risks need to be cons...
Heart rhythm society issues draft recommendations on performance policies for pacemakers and ICDs
...lishment of new systems to identify malfunctioning devices
more quickly and 3) standard notification and comm...lfunction rates. Should return all malfunctioning devices
after explant to the manufacturer for analysis whether the replacement is routine or because of a ma...
Study finds parents rarely use baby gates, bath thermometers
... to six month check-up. TIPP sheets include safety devices
such as baby gates, window guards, smoke detectors...s should thoroughly discuss all recommended safety devices
with parents," said Winnie Whitaker, M.D., a pediatric emergency medicine fellow at Cincinnati Child...
Minimally invasive approach can take the pain out of herniated disks
...e needle then functions as a cannula through which devices
are inserted to vaporize or suction out excess gel...consultant and instructor for a company that makes devices
used in this procedure, regularly teaches the technique across the country....
San Francisco VA Medical Center invites public to celebrate VA Research Week
.... "VA investigators played key roles in developing devices
and techniques that revolutionized health care, such as the cardiac pacemaker, the CAT scan, and liver and kidney transplants. Today, VA is a leader in many areas of research, including AIDS, mental health, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, infectious...
New engineering center to transform sensor technology
...ected to revolutionize sensor technology, yielding devices
that have a unique ability to detect minute amount...man breath. The goal of the research is to produce devices
that are so low in cost and easy to use that they transform aspects of the way doctors care for pati...
12-Qubits reached in quantum information quest
...today's computers and other information processing devices
(known as "classical" systems) were developed in the 1930s. However, today's theories governing the calculation, storage and transmission of information are at a crossroads. As wires and logic gates become ever smaller, quirky quantum phenomena in ...
Smokers seven times more likely to receive jolt from heart devices
...so smoked were seven times more likely to have the devices
jolt their hearts back into normal rhythm than nonsmokers with the devices. When the devices
fire, it can feel like a thump or even a strong kick to the chest. "Eleven percent of cardiovascular...
M. D. Anderson: Setting the benchmark in brain tumor treatment
...py available, as will a new suite of neurosurgical devices
featuring real-time imaging that surgeons can use to navigate inside the brain. While the co-directors of the Brain Tumor Center are energized about the future, they also are realistic. The finest surgery, medical and radiation treatments are ...
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