An experimental medical device called the Harpoon TSD-5 is proving its worth in clinical trials, repairing heart valves with perfect success—and without the need to perform open-heart surgery.
The Soberlink Breathalyzer has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for medical use. The webcam- and GPS-enabled device allows rehab centers to remotely measure alcohol in a client’s breath, ensuring compliance with treatment.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an injectable pacemaker that doesn’t require wired leads, which often lead to complications.
I have hearing problems. It’s been a fact of life for as long as I can remember. A couple years ago, a surgeon and a tiny piece of titanium corrected the worst of those problems, but I’m due for another procedure. So when I heard about EarGo, a futuristic new type of hearing aid, I had to wonder how they’d work for me.
The stethoscope is a staple of modern medicine; but in parts of the developing world, off-the-shelf models are prohibitively expensive. That’s why a team of doctors and hackers in Gaza has started 3D printing their own.
Doctors have been trying to find simpler and more convenient ways of giving patients drugs for years. Now a team of researchers at North Carolina State University has just developed a device that’s about as hassle free as can be: It looks like a bandaid, and it releases drugs automatically when the skin flexes and…
This was not a toy. This was supposed to be a medical device to cure all female complaints.
Hearts are too valuable to risk—which is why the NSF announced Friday that it would be funneling millions of dollars into a new effort to develop virtual hearts for medical device development and testing.
iHealth was the first company to sell a medical device through Apple, so it's only natural it's also the first to fully integrate its products with Apple's HealthKit. That means all the data iHealth's connected monitors and trackers collect not only gets sent straight to the app, it's also automagically logged in your…
Wouldn't it be amazing if we all had a personal medical scanning device like Star Trek's tricorder? Now the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE is hoping to make it happen. We spoke to some contestants to learn how they're planning to win part of the $10 million in prize money.
What's likely to become a health threat you never expected next year? 4Chan griefers could actually deliver death or injury from the safety of their forums with a virus designed to infect medical devices. Many of these devices, such as pacemakers, can be reprogrammed wirelessly. And that means bad guys could…
Medical technology is relying more and more heavily on computational power to streamline the healthcare process. But there's a problem: computerized medical technology is increasingly vulnerable to malware infections, and nobody's doing anything about it.
Seven women suffering from osteoporosis got the chance to avoid their usual visits to the doctor for their injected medicines. Instead, their physician administered treatment remotely through an implant that pumped meds into their systems on demand while the patients rested at home.
PETA and PETA loving people, chill. It's not real. Well, the animals could be real but the sheep isn't really being used as a dialysis machine. Okay. The man and sheep setup is actually part of an art piece by Revital Cohen called 'Life Support'. It examines whether we could use animals as medical devices.
You've probably heard of hydrostatic weighing, where the amount of water your body displaces while submerged reveals how much of you is lean meat and how much is flab. The Bod Pod takes that concept a step further, using air instead of water to see what you're really made of. It measures mass and volume, and from that…
It's reassuring to know that among the earliest and most primitive gadgets were those expressly designed to inflict pain.
Integrity Applications has figured out a way to measure blood sugar on-the-spot without breaking the skin. GlucoTrack is a non-invasive glucometer that uses a combination of ultrasound, conductivity and heat capacity to measure glucose levels via an ear clip. The product is to undergo phase 2 clinical trials in the…