Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health are launching a clinical trial to test a device that uses nervous system stimuli to rewire parts of the brain, in hopes of significantly reducing or removing tinnitus, a persistent buzzing or ringing sound in the ears in the absence of any real sound.
The small clinical trial, which is recruiting volunteers, is being conducted at four centers through a cooperative agreement with MicroTransponder, Inc., a medical device company based in Dallas.
The Reveal monitor uses the Carelink network to allow physicians to monitor patients from afar. The device is "80% smaller than other ICMs" with a profile about one-third the size of an AAA battery, Medtronic said.
This video from New Scientist shows how researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne used electrodes implanted int the ulnar and median nerve bundles to restore an amputee's sense of touch.
In this 2013 TED Talk, Strathspey Crown chairman and Alphaeon CEO Robert Grant discusses overcoming fear.
In recognition of Veterans Day, AdvaMed shared this video of two veterans whose lives have been changed by advances in medical technology.
A highlight reel for MassDevice.com's premiere medical device CEO forum the MassDevice Big 100 Roundtable series, featuring: Michael Mahoney, Boston Scientific; David Pyott, Allergan; Mike Mussallem, Edwards Lifesciences; Tom Prescott, Align Technologies; Joe Almeida, Covidien; Karen Licitra, Johnson & Johnson; and Cathy Burzik, KCI.