Flexible electronics in wearable cardiac monitoring technologies
In today's digital age, focus on digital health and the quantified self have led to the rapid rise of heart rate monitoring technologies through wearables such as fitness trackers and smartwatches. Such devices have already proven their ability in detecting hidden heart conditions such as tachycardia and atrial fibrillation in seemingly healthy people.
Choosing transformers for critical medicine
Modern examination and operating methods would not be possible without the use of electricity. Transformers used in these applications are designed to protect patients, staff and the equipment used in their care, and as such are required to meet demanding specifications. Steve Hughes, Managing Director at REO UK, explains the key considerations when specifying a medical transformer.
Top 3 trends characterising the critical care devices market by 2026
The global critical care devices market is estimated to observe tremendous growth due to the increasing number of patients being admitted to ICUs or emergency care units. In addition, technological advancements leading to the innovation of new products is likely to further fuel the critical care devices market size over the coming years.
The future prospects for big data in healthcare
In the last decade, every single industry has been affected by the availability and depth of big data, and the healthcare industry was certainly no exception. Well-utilised data in healthcare have been catalysts for patient-centric improvements in almost every corner of the industry, with increases in disease prevention, information about dealing with things like COVID-19 (believe it or not, it could be worse), and ultimately reduce costs by grea...
The benefits of augmented reality for mental health
Though generally tied to the video game industry, augmented and virtual reality companies are planting seeds from the construction industry to education, and most sectors in between, including healthcare. Augmented reality in healthcare can help with a number of issues, both mental and physical, but this article will focus on its benefits regarding the former. Guest blog written by Amber Harris, Academic Resources, Circa Interactive ...
Liquid measurements from water to blood
Christoph Kämmerer, Field Applications Engineer at Analog Devices (ADI), discusses fluid measurements with medical uses and describes the individual applications as well as the versatility of impedance measurements.
4 trends fostering neurostimulation devices market outlook
Neurostimulation devices market has witnessed commendable proceeds over the years due to a large number of people affected with severe neurologic and psychiatric diseases. These include Alzheimer’s disease, lower back pain, Parkinson’s disease as well as dementia.
Smart contact lens mimics the human iris to combat eye deficiencies
Imec and CMST (an imec-affiliated research group at Ghent University), together with their partners the Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Fundación Jiménez Díaz (Madrid, Spain) and Holst Centre (an open innovation initiative from imec and TNO, the Netherlands) have presented an artificial iris embedded in a smart contact lens.
Cryopreservation on key sites saves money
In hospitals and laboratories around the world, cryopreservation is used for the long-term storage of human tissue samples, blood and bone marrow. Even small fluctuations in the freezer’s operating temperature can lead to the loss of valuable research materials. Here Ian Loudon, international sales and marketing manager at Omniflex, has discussed how Oxford University and South Africa’s Medical Research Council are reaping the benefit...
Telemedicine cart equipment to witness demand across hospitals
According to Global Market Insights, the global telemedicine equipment market size is expected to cross $7.9bn by the end of 2026. Telemedicine equipment market share is witnessing considerable gains due to regulations established by the governments, in both developed and developing nations, such as the announcement of total or partial lockdown in a bid to control the coronavirus spread.