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Could wearables monitor blood pressure?

Could wearables monitor blood pressure?

A lab simulation model of an artificial artery demonstrates pulse wave velocity is a feasible measurement for monitoring blood pressure. Wearable patches show promise for measuring PWV, making them a potentially inexpensive blood-pressure monitoring option.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 13, 2018
New contact lens to treat eye injuries

New contact lens to treat eye injuries

A new therapeutic contact lens that acts as a bandage for eye surface injuries could soon fast track the healing of previously difficult to treat corneal wounds.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 6, 2018
IDTechEx TVBreakthrough neurotechnology for treating paralysis

Breakthrough neurotechnology for treating paralysis

Three patients with chronic paraplegia were able to walk over ground thanks to precise electrical stimulation of their spinal cords via a wireless implant.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 25, 2018
VivaLNK and RB launch electronic skin patches for fever monitoring

VivaLNK and RB launch electronic skin patches for fever monitoring

Earlier this week, VivaLNK formally announced partnership with Reckitt Benckiser (RB) to distribute a wearable continuous temperature monitor worldwide.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 17, 2018
Color-changing contact lens to monitor disease

Color-changing contact lens to monitor disease

For all the good they do, eye drops and ointments have one major drawback: It's hard to tell how much of the medication is actually getting to the eye. Now scientists report that they have developed a contact lens that changes color as drugs are released. This visual indicator could help eye doctors and patients readily determine whether these medications are where they should be.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 17, 2018
Simple stickers may save lives of heart patients, athletes

Simple stickers may save lives of heart patients, athletes

Heart surgery can be traumatic for patients. Having to continuously monitor your status without a doctor when you are back home can be even scarier. Imagine being able to do that with a simple sticker applied to your body.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 9, 2018
Using personal data to predict blood pressure

Using personal data to predict blood pressure

Engineers used wearable off-the-shelf technology and machine learning to predict, for the first time, an individual's blood pressure and provide personalized recommendations to lower it based on this data.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 2, 2018
3D printed implant for drug delivery

3D printed implant for drug delivery

Researchers are developing a 3D printed implant that, when injected in a patient's body, could deliver a personalized dose of medicine to treat infections and ailments such as arthritis, cancer and AIDS.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 27, 2018
AI tool accurately identifies cancer type and genetic changes

AI tool accurately identifies cancer type and genetic changes

A new computer program can analyze images of patients' lung tumors, specify cancer types, and even identify altered genes driving abnormal cell growth, a new study shows.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 25, 2018
IDTechEx TVDIY ultrasound for the future

DIY ultrasound for the future

Engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe, that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100. Their patent-pending innovation—no bigger than a Band-Aid—is portable, wearable and can be powered by a smartphone.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 19, 2018
Color-changing sensor detects signs of eye damage in tears

Color-changing sensor detects signs of eye damage in tears

A new point-of-care rapid-sensing device can detect a key marker of eye injury in minutes - a time frame crucial to treating eye trauma.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Nov 6, 2018
IDTechEx TVBreakthrough neurotechnology for treating paralysis

Breakthrough neurotechnology for treating paralysis

Three patients with chronic paraplegia were able to walk over ground thanks to precise electrical stimulation of their spinal cords via a wireless implant.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 17, 2018
Color-changing contact lens to monitor disease

Color-changing contact lens to monitor disease

For all the good they do, eye drops and ointments have one major drawback: It's hard to tell how much of the medication is actually getting to the eye. Now scientists report that they have developed a contact lens that changes color as drugs are released. This visual indicator could help eye doctors and patients readily determine whether these medications are where they should be.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Oct 9, 2018
Using personal data to predict blood pressure

Using personal data to predict blood pressure

Engineers used wearable off-the-shelf technology and machine learning to predict, for the first time, an individual's blood pressure and provide personalized recommendations to lower it based on this data.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 27, 2018
AI tool accurately identifies cancer type and genetic changes

AI tool accurately identifies cancer type and genetic changes

A new computer program can analyze images of patients' lung tumors, specify cancer types, and even identify altered genes driving abnormal cell growth, a new study shows.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 19, 2018
Color-changing sensor detects signs of eye damage in tears

Color-changing sensor detects signs of eye damage in tears

A new point-of-care rapid-sensing device can detect a key marker of eye injury in minutes - a time frame crucial to treating eye trauma.