Category: Medical Devices

Sticker-Like Medical Device Offers Continuous Monitoring for COVID-19

COVID-19 Sensors

A pair of sensors sit on the base of the throat and wrap around a finger to monitor respiratory health and pulse oximetry. Credit: Northwestern University

Clinical-grade wearable streams symptom data to physicians.

  • Stamp-sized device comprises a suite of clinical-grade sensors, including temperature and pulse oximetry
  • Device sits at the base of the throat to pick up vibratory signatures of breathing, coughing, swallowing
  • Since developing the device, researchers have tested it on more than 50 physicians, rehabilitation specialists and patients at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Researcher: ‘We are already seeing clear vital sign differences collected by the
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2019 Frontiers in Medical Devices

The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have partnered to co-sponsor the BMES/FDA Frontiers in Medical Devices Conference: The Role of Digital Evidence to Support Personalized Patient Healthcare. This conference will provide a forum for participants involved in the development and evaluation of medical devices to meet and share their expertise, establish collaborations, and discuss strategies to effectively utilize computational modeling to support patient care and improve final outcomes. The conference will take place March 19-21, 2019, at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center at the University of Maryland, Washington,
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FDA warns about hacking in medical devices

Elise Balin

Staff Writer

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns
patients and medical professionals about cybersecurity vulnerability issues in
the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connection technology used in medical devices.

Medical devices that use BLE connections
include devices that are implanted and worn, including pacemakers, stimulators,
insulin pumps, glucose monitors and ultrasound devices. The FDA identifies
these vulnerabilities as SweynTooth, which includes three classes of issues.

“BLE allows two devices to “pair” and
exchange information to perform their intended functions while preserving
battery life and can be found in medical devices as well as other devices, such
as consumer

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New York Medical College Announces Breakthrough Patent

VALHALLA, N.Y., July 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Alan Kadish, M.D., president of New York Medical College (NYMC) and Touro College and University System (TCUS), announced patent #10,709,883, issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a revolutionary new bandage using Nano technology. This exciting new technology was developed by Donald Spector, an inventor with hundreds of U.S. and foreign patents in medicine, entertainment, communications, technology and consumer products.

The “StatVac” ™ is a Nano Bandaging System that releases antibiotics, antiseptics and other pathogen killing ingredients from a series of nano cells on the bandage while

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Changes to Approvals & Regulations of Medical Devices due to COVID-19

DUBLIN, July 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — published a new article on the medical devices industry “Medical Devices and COVID-19 – Changes to the Approval Process”

Medical device manufacturers have concentrated their resources on devices to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. There has also been less demand for other medical devices due to a lower number of non COVID-19 related procedures being carried out. As a result some manufacturers have seen lower demand for their other medical devices and have temporarily closed production facilities and furloughed staff. Analysts expect that the impact of COVID-19 on the medical device industry could

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