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Here on Medgadget, we cover a lot of groundbreaking devices that save lives and improve health. But one often overlooked topic deals with something each and every one of us use every day: food. Food is essential for our survival, and one can say it interacts with our bodies more intimately than any medical product, so what we eat certainly plays a major role in our health. We've had several opportunities to explore the world of "foodtech" recently. Here are a few notable products for your reading and eating pleasure.  ...

November 17th, 2017 by Thomas Obisesan
EasyScan GO, an AI powered microscope developed by Chinese manufacturer Motic, has the capability to automatically and accurately quantify malaria parasites in a blood sample. Utilizing machine learning algorithms, the microscope is so efficient that it can identify the amount of parasites present in under 20 minutes. Premiered at the International Conference on Computer Vision in October, the AI equipped microscope can quantify malaria parasites on par with experts, surpassing the capabilities necessary to be certified by the World Health Organization for Competency 1 microscope. The project was a joint...
Implandata, a Hannover, Germany firm, just announced that the first patients has been implanted with its EYEMATE continuous intraocular pressure (IOP) monitor and the technology passed initial validation. Glaucoma, as well as a few other less common eye conditions, require regular IOP measurements in order to properly adjust how much medications to take. Typically, this is done at the doctor's office using a handheld tonometer, but such measurements are performed infrequently and vary significantly throughout even a single day. The EYEMATE consists of an implant placed into the eye and...
An international team of researchers has developed a silicon brain probe that can gather neuronal activity at an unprecedented resolution. The device, called Neuropixel, described in the latest version of Nature, is a thin needle with an unbelievable 960 electrodes that record brain signals. The resolution is at a single neuron level. Because at 10 mm the device is relatively long, it can be placed across perhaps the entire mouse brain to monitor both high density localized activity, as well as what's happening across a larger part of the brain,...
Usono, a company based in The Netherlands, has created a new kind of ultrasound accessory that is an important diagnostic tool as well as a way to improve reproducibility of ultrasound images. ProbeFix is a fixation system for transthoracic ultrasound probes that allows doctors to effortlessly image patients' hearts without having to strain to hold the probe in place during exams. At World of Health Care 2017 held in Holland earlier this year, visitors voted Usono the winner of the Smart Solutions Award. ProbeFix looks like a harness and is...
Researchers at the Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering and the University of Geneva have developed a virtual reality system for navigating through and manipulating huge volumes of brain-related data. Information obtained from brain studies can balloon into gigantic quantities that is difficult to visualize and analyze. The person piloting the system wears a now fairly common virtual reality headset and a handheld joystick is used to move through the anatomy, make virtual slices, and zoom in on points of interest. The 3D visualization system processes data from high resolution...

November 16th, 2017 by Conn Hastings
Researchers at the University of Michigan and Jiangnan University in China have developed a type of artificial cartilage using Kevlar, a synthetic fiber better-known for its use in bullet-proof vests, and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), a material used in hydrogel cartilage replacements. The new hybrid material combines the strength and water content of natural cartilage, and might be useful as a replacement for cartilage or other soft tissues in the body. Artificial cartilage implants are in big demand, with 850,000 patients in the U.S. requiring surgery to remove or replace cartilage...
The FDA has given a regulatory green light to the first device that reduces opioid withdrawal symptoms. The NSS-2 Bridge from Innovative Health Solutions, a Versailles, Indiana firm, is stuck to the skin behind the ear and relies on four electrodes that are attached around the ear. The electrodes are used to deliver electric current to a set of occipital and cranial nerves (V, VII, IX, and X), hopefully helping addicts to avoid agitation, insomnia, and other symptoms of kicking opioids. The same device was approved by the FDA three...

November 15th, 2017 by Conn Hastings
Researchers at ITMO University in Saint Petersburg, Russia, have developed a non-invasive high-speed video capillaroscopy system that can precisely measure the velocity of blood cells flowing through capillaries in the skin around a fingernail. The technique could be useful in assessing cardiovascular conditions. Capillaroscopy systems offer a simple and non-invasive way to assess the size and shape of capillaries or capillary networks, which can reflect the condition of the entire vascular network. Another possibility is measuring the velocity of blood cells in the capillaries, which can provide information on overall...
During the development of many drugs, radioactive markers and so-called stable labels, typically deuterium and tritium respectively, are often used to trace the destination of  chemical compounds and their metabolites. This is a pretty easy thing to do in lab animals, once you have enough molecules of the compound you're testing in which typical hydrogen atoms are replaced by their heavier isotopes. Performing this deuteration or tritiation process is currently slow and difficult, taking up to three months to perform on a pretty small amount. Now researchers from Princeton University...
SleepScore Labs, a joint venture between ResMed, a medical firm focused on sleep devices, Pegasus Capital Advisors, and Dr. Mehmet Oz, is releasing the SleepScore Max sleep monitoring system. The contact-free device simply rests on the nightstand, watching the patient, and recording sleep events and what stages the person is in at different times of the night. The company claims it has been tested against polysomnography, the typical way sleep studies are done, and performed quite well. We recently spoke with Colin Lawlor, CEO of SleepScore Labs about the company's technology and what...

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