Wearable module provides digital heart rate metrics
ams has announced the launch of the AS7000, the first member of a family of health/fitness solutions aimed at wearable devices. The AS7000 solution incorporates a highly integrated optical sensor module accompanied by software to provide industry-leading, highest accuracy optical Heart Rate Measurements (HRM) and Heart Rate Variation (HRV) readings, backed by opto-mechanical design-in support from ams.
Touch-screen tablet improves patient satisfaction
ARBOR Technology has announced the release of the ARBOR HTab, a bedside turn-key solution combining healthcare with patient entertainment. The Android-based Htab is based on a TI OMAP 4470 dual core Cortex-A9 processor and has a 10.1” LCD with 1280x800 WXGA resolution and a 10-point projected capacitive multi touch technology, facilitating effortless and accurate touch response.
EFS function helps to gain insights into DMD research
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a progressive and fatal muscle degenerating disease caused by a dystrophin deficiency. Effective suppression of the primary pathology observed in DMD is critical for treatment. Patient-derived human induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (hiPSCs) are a promising tool for drug discovery.
Intelliconnect make the right medical connections
Intelliconnect is now working with 19 NHS trusts supplying high quality connectors, adaptors and cable assemblies for radiation detection equipment as diverse as imaging equipment and RF Ablation. Intelliconnect have a very wide range of UK designed and manufactured, high quality, very competitively priced medical grade Triax connectors available from stock.
3D ‘micro-printed’ needles can deliver drugs
Researchers at the University of Akron, USA, and the University of Texas, USA, have developed a new technique to produce a 3D ‘micro-printed’ array of needles which are capable of drug delivery. The pain-free drug delivery device would allow drugs to diffuse within the body as the biomaterial device degrades, offering treatments for a wide range of diseases, including melanoma cancers.
Personalised heart models for surgical planning
Researchers at MIT and Boston Children’s Hospital have developed a system that can take MRI scans of a patient’s heart and, in a matter of hours, convert them into a tangible, physical model that surgeons can use to plan surgery.
Imaging method could stratify head & neck cancer patients
Manchester researchers have identified a potential new way to predict which patients with head and neck cancer may benefit most from chemotherapy.
ISO-compliant clean room produces sterile medical cabling
Molex has announced that it operates a fully ISO 146441-1:1999 Class 8-certified clean room, satisfying strict particulate contamination levels specified by ISO-compliant requirements. Located in Thailand, the facility has less than 100,000 particulates (equal to or more than 0.5μm) per cubic foot of air and manufactures a variety of ISO 13485-compliant medical cables and surgical cables used in operating theatres, hospitals, laboratories...
Silicon chip etched with grooves drives cardiac stem cells
Scientists have shown that they can drive cardiac stem cells to become heart muscle cells using a silicon chip etched with grooves.
Health app wins ARM smart product design competition
A new device to help tackle sleep apnea has claimed first prize in the ARM Smart Product Design Competition. The Apnea Observer was designed by developer Clemente di Caprio from Rome, Italy, who has been awarded $5,000 to help advance his prototype. Sleep apnea affects up to a quarter of the general population, according to the British Journal of Anaesthesia, with 90% of sufferers remaining undiagnosed. If left untreated, this chronic sleep condi...