Category: Medical Devices

New app could help scientists to investigate the use of wearable devices for COVID-19 detection

The researchers, funded by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), created the Mass Science app that allows COVID-Collab study participants to connect wearables, such as Fitbit devices, and share data including heart rate, activity and sleep.

Participants can also use the app to provide information on geographic location, mood, and mental health in addition to COVID-19 symptoms and a diagnosis if they have tested positive for the disease.

The King’s College London researchers will then analyze the data including heart rate and activity when a participant reports feeling ill or tests positive for COVID-19.


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Solenic Medical, Inc. Receives FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for AMF Device

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“This technology meets a significant need for solutions to prosthetic joint infections that risk the mobility of our growing aging population.”James Y. Lancaster, CEO of Solenic Medical, Inc.

Solenic Medical, a developer of a device that uses alternating magnetic fields to treat a prosthetic joint infections (PJI) announced today that it has received Breakthrough Device designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Breakthrough Designation is reserved for devices or technologies that may provide for more effective treatment of life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating conditions in order

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Coronavirus: Mercedes F1 to make breathing aid

Professor Rebecca Shipley and Professor Mervyn Singer, who helped develop the deviceImage copyright
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CPAP devices are less invasive than a ventilator

A breathing aid that can help keep coronavirus patients out of intensive care has been created in under a week.

University College London engineers worked with clinicians at UCLH and Mercedes Formula One to build the device, which delivers oxygen to the lungs without needing a ventilator.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices are already used in hospitals but are in short supply.

China and Italy used them to help Covid-19 patients.

Forty of the new devices have been delivered to ULCH and to three other

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Seneca College Part-time Studies – Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Please note: Applications for September 2020 are now closed.

The Field Placement for the summer 2020 semester is not available.

Once agencies are able to supervise students, the placement will be offered again. All
updates will be posted on the website.


This in-class, theory and practical based program focuses on sterilization, preparation and
storage of equipment, instruments and supplies.

Students will learn critical techniques in safe handling of instrumentation, infection control
and aseptic techniques. Students will be introduced to sterile processing techniques in practical
sessions throughout the program. There is also an optional field placement at the completion

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Medical device rules need ‘drastic change’ to protect patients

Derek Alderson

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Prof Derek Alderson, president of the Royal College of Surgeons, said the risks posed by some devices could grow as technology was advancing so rapidly

Urgent and drastic changes to the rules around medical devices, such as pacemakers, are needed to protect patients, according to the Royal College of Surgeons.

It wants a register of every device in every patient set up so doctors know if new innovations are causing harm.

An investigation by 58 media organisations has uncovered patients being given implants that were unsafe.

The government said it would look at what changes may be required.

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