Scientists develop safer X-rays for children
European photonics scientists have developed a new ‘autocorrect’ image processing algorithm to reduce X-ray scatter, meaning children can receive safer, high contrast, low dose X-rays. Clinicians will be able to take a low radiation, digital X-ray image - without the need for an anti-scatter grid - thanks to new innovative ‘scattering suppression software’.
Exploring EN 60601-1 for safety and reliability
All types of electrical medical equipment can present a range of hazards to the user, the patient and to service personnel. Most design engineers recognise that conformance and verification of medical devices to BS EN IEC 60601-1 will meet the safety standards required for such an item. Here, Steve Hughes, Managing Director of REO UK, has explored the EN 60601-1 standard and how it helps keep both patients and caregivers safe.
How APIs are aiding the healthcare industry in the 21st century
Without a doubt, the pandemic has accelerated digital transformation initiatives, and, in our new remote working environment, enterprises are focusing on how they can continue to provide seamless digital experiences to consumers. To achieve this, APIs are widely recognised as the oil that fuels our digital world, and different types of APIs power the digital mesh to which we are now all connected. Written by Asanka Abeysinghe, Chief Techno...
Women health devices market to procure massive gains over 2019-2025
The uncompromising focus on tackling critical healthcare conditions like breast cancer and other chronic ailments have led to propelling growth of women health devices market lately. According to the World Cancer Research Fund reports, in 2018, there were around 18 million cases of cancer worldwide, of which 8.5 million were primarily identified in women.
Self cleaning textiles could improve PPE
Nelumbo nucifera, also known as the Sacred Lotus, is an aquatic plant prized for its beautiful flowers and uses in fine east-Asian cuisine. It’s also the namesake of the ‘lotus effect’, where water simply rolls straight off its hydrophobic skin. A material like this could find many uses, but in medicine is where real changes can be made. Here, Ben Smye, Head of Growth at Matmatch, highlights how self cleaning textiles ...
Flow increases sales of depression headset by 247%
As COVID-19 continues to impact mental health and access to treatment in the UK, medical device company Flow is reporting a 247% increase in sales of its at-home, brain stimulation headset treatment for depression with 30% of its users overcoming depression during the pandemic.
Lab equipment range suits medical applications
An extensive range of its own-brand RS PRO lab equipment is in stock at RS Components.
DP Building Systems announce new partnership with Cancer Research UK
Specialist construction, mechanical and electrical supplier, DP Building Systems has announced its charity partnership with Cancer Research UK. The partnership has a clear focus of raising £100,000 of funds over the next two years at an extremely critical time for cancer research. The donations in which Cancer Research UK receive are extremely important in supporting their pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of canc...
Digital health passports should not be rolled out on a mass basis
Digital health passports should not be introduced on a mass basis until coronavirus tests are available and affordable to everyone in the country, a new report warns. The same considerations apply to vaccines once these are approved and ready for widespread use.
Home sleep apnea testing devices market to witness growth
Increasing prevalence of sleep apnea across the globe coupled with consolidating trend towards home testing is likely to inflate home sleep apnea testing devices market demand. Incidences of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) have become frequent, with an incredibly high number of people still remaining undiagnosed.