MASSDEVICE ON CALL — French engineers at HAPILABS last week unveiled their HAPIfork technology at the CES International conference.
The fork is equipped with sensors that monitors a user’s eating pace, helping eaters slow down in efforts to reduce bad habits that may be tied to weight gain and digestive problems, Medgadget reported.
If the diner is eating too fast the fork lights up and vibrates to remind him or her to slow down, and even uploads the data to an online database where a user can track trends.
"Star Trek"-like device detects vital signs
Startup device maker Scanadu developed a new device, called the Scanadu Scout, which is reminiscent of the medical tricorder from Star Trek, in that it can scan patient vital signs such as blood flow, oxygen level, heart rate, temperature and others non-invasively by being held against the temple for about 10 seconds. And it only costs $150.
Medical mistakes lead to inappropriate kidney removals
Researchers say that "thousands" of patients have had their kidneys removed inappropriate because physicians mistakenly diagnosed them with a genetic disease.
Are efforts to repeal the medtech tax out to pasture?
The medical device industry’s gambit to repeal the 2.3% device tax before it took effect failed when January 1 rolled around and the levy wasn’t considered in the fiscal cliff negotiations, but is all lost?
Lawyers warn patients not to call Stryker with hip implant complaints
The law firm of Prtizker Olsen issued a release last week urging patients with complaints about Stryker‘s (NYSE:SYK) hip implants to avoid calling the company’s "Patient Care Line." The attorneys claim that Stryker representatives may attempt to persuade callers to sign away their legal rights.