Considerations for 12 lead ECG capture using Modified Mason-Likar Lead Placement
It’s been a generally accepted practice from some time to connect 12 lead limb electrodes at the top of the torso. This lead placement is known as “modified Mason-Likar placement” after Drs. Mason And Likar documented the use of alternative limb lead placement for use during exercise tolerance testing... Read more
Dario, a Tiny Smartphone-Powered Glucometer FDA Cleared

LabStyle Innovations, an Israeli firm, won FDA clearance for its Dario glucose monitoring system. The Dario includes a smartphone-connected glucometer and an Apple iOS app that records readings and helps interpret results. The system has been available in a number of countries since its initial rollout in March of 2014. The Dario device includes a lancet […]

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As we look back on the medtech developments of 2015 there’s definitely a sense that we’re living through revolutionary times. Nearly every day exciting and fascinating technologies are being unveiled by small and large companies, universities, and even tiny independent groups. Empowered by high-powered computers, 3D printers, and other technologies, researchers, scientists, and engineers are coming […]

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Viewing Static Integer ECG Waveforms within Microsoft Excel
Sometmes its helpful to be able to visualize a static integer waveform in an easy-to-implement environment when sandboxing applications. This became evident a few years ago when I was working on an ECG management system and had the need to visualize some waveform data from a device that was... Read more

A team of collaborators from the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of Arkansas, Little Rock are starting work on a robotic device worn on the hand that will work to extend the abilities of blind people to move around and to find and grasp nearby things. It will work using cameras and other kinds of […]

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CES 2016 is a just a couple weeks away and as in years past Medgadget will be live on the show floor giving you the scoop on what’s new in consumer health and fitness. Wearables and other health and fitness devices are again expected to be a huge area of focus at this year’s show, so we’re excited […]

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Fluorescence imaging is commonly used for the detection and resection of tumors. It relies on machines with precisely tuned light sources and camera detectors.  These end up being no smaller than hand-held devices. Researchers at the University of Glasgow, Scotland managed to cram LED illumination, a detector called a “complementary metal oxide semiconductor single photon avalanche detector imaging array,” […]

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The FDA has issued regulatory approval for ZOLL Medical’s LifeVest defibrillator system to be used with pediatric patients who are not candidates for an implantable defibrillator. Many children prone to suffering from cardiac arrest are either not good subjects for implants or their parents choose not to go that route. The LifeVest is a wearable external […]

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Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness for adults between the ages of 20 and 64 in the United States.  As a patient’s diabetes progresses, the blood circulation worsens and the supply of oxygen to the retina is compromised.  The retina is especially oxygen-starved at night since the rods, which are used primarily when the eyes dark-adjust, […]

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HiberGene, a company based in Dublin, Ireland, won the European CE Mark to introduce its HG Swift molecular diagnostics device. It performs DNA amplification and fluorometric detection, utilizing the firm’s tests that include meningococcus and an upcoming rapid test for group B streptococcus. The small footprint and competitive price of the system makes it usable […]

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