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  • How virtual reality can improve pediatric care
    VR can help children overcome needle fear and allow pediatricians to improve medical care. Dr. Evelyn Chan, SmileyScope  Needles are involved in the most common office procedures and needle fear is nearly universal in young children. Virtual reality (VR) technology might offer a solution. Studies show nearly two-thirds of children and one-fourth of adults have… […]
  • Opportunity awaits at DeviceTalks Boston
    Medtech faces many challenges, but every challenge presents an opportunity — and DeviceTalks Boston will focus on making the best of them. Leaders like to say every challenge presents an opportunity. It sounds uplifting and offers the benefits of being at least partially true, in life and in medtech. It’s fair to say the medical… […]
  • Ashley McEvoy joins J&J’s top-paid executives
    Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has for the first time disclosed its pay package for EVP Ashley McEvoy, the worldwide chair of medical device subsidiary J&J Medtech. McEvoy’s $7.4 million in total compensation could make her the highest-paid woman in medtech. She’s not the highest-paid woman at J&J, however. J&J reported nearly $8.8 million in total… […]
  • How surgical robotics safety systems prevent patient harm
    Surgical robotics safety systems are likely on the mind of anyone going under the knife of these complex machines. Reliability, biocompatibility and other standard medical device safety concerns still apply. But a few areas stand out in robotic-assisted surgery, said Mark Toland, CEO at surgical robotics developer Medical Microinstruments (MMI). “Most of the safety elements… […]
  • FDA issues final rules for transitioning away from COVID-19 authorizations
    The FDA this week announced a transition plan for medical devices that fall with the emergency use authorization enforcement policies issued during the COVID-19 pandemic. Guidances that set forth COVID-19-related enforcement policies for certain devices initially stated that they were intended to remain in effect for the duration of the pandemic declaration. The declaration is… […]
  • Researchers have developed a robotic, hands-free wheelchair
    Collaborators at the University of Illinois say they developed a robotic wheelchair that provides a novel mode of mobility to individuals with physical disabilities. These researchers received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2020. With these funds, they aimed to develop that novel wheelchair. Today, two years in, the project… […]
  • AI breakthroughs in medtech: 7 ways to enhance healthcare
    Whether it’s OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Microsoft’s new Bing or Google’s Bard, 2023 is the year when generative artificial intelligence entered the popular consciousness. In the medtech space, it seems as though every company is seeking ways to incorporate some form of AI into the digital features of their products and services. So what is artificial intelligence… […]
  • This implantable drug delivery system is self-powered
    Researchers at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Northwestern University developed technology that uses external light sources to trigger the delivery of drugs. Yamin Zhang and Dr. Colin Franz of Shirley Ryan and John Rogers of Northwestern led the research team. They say their technology represents the first implantable drug delivery system triggered by external light sources.… […]
  • Medical Taiwan 2023: Digital health, innovation, and sustainability
    Population aging has become a global demographic “mega-trend,” and the demand for the treatment and management of chronic illnesses and acute diseases and health care is also increasing. Governments and companies around the world are going out of their way to develop healthcare technologies, hoping to assemble healthcare models and services that are efficient and… […]
  • Medtronic turns to third-party developers to boost GI Genius’ AI
    Medtronic has turned to Nvidia to enable an AI Access platform to boost the GI Genius intelligent endoscopy module’s capabilities. Think of a software-based business model — an app marketplace — where third-party developers create new AI tools to boost early colorectal cancer detection during colonoscopies. It’s a type of product development strategy that may… […]
  • Could this 3D printing method create bone-like ortho implants?
    Researchers in Switzerland have developed an ink that could potentially 3D print virtually any shape and gradually mineralize in a few days. The researchers operate in the Soft Materials Laboratory in the School of Engineering at EPFL Lausanne, also known as the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. Their 3D printable ink contains Sporosarcina pasteurii.… […]