The FDA granted emergency use authorization (EUA) for emergency COVID-19 ventilator devices developed by Nasa and Fitbit (NYSE:FIT). According to the FDA’s ongoing list of devices granted EUAs, both devices were authorized on June 1. NASA’s VITAL (ventilator intervention technology accessible locally) compressor and the Fitbit Flow are the latest of a few ventilator alternatives to […]
The FDA granted emergency use authorization (EUA) to a ventilator developed by NASA that is tailored for treating patients with COVID-19. NASA engineers developed the “ventilator intervention technology accessible locally” device, called “VITAL,” at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California in an effort to free up traditional ventilators for use on patients with the […]
NASA engineers developed a high-pressure ventilator prototype tailored for COVID-19 patients that passed a critical test at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. Engineers developed the “ventilator intervention technology accessible locally” device, called “VITAL,” at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California in an effort to free up traditional ventilators […]
Swedish medtech company Bioservo Technologies said today it is licensing robotic glove technology developed through a partnership between General Motors and NASA, looking to a possible developments of soft exoskeleton tech for medical uses. Bioservo will combine tech from its Soft Extra Muscle glove with the force-multiplying tech from the RoboGlove, planning uses for the […]
Medigus (TLV:MDGS) raised $3m in a closed equity financing round, according to an SEC filing from the endosurgical and imaging device company. The company also partnered with NASA, providing micro ScoutCams for its Robotic Refueling Mission. The Omer, Israel-based company develops minimally invasive endoscopic devices and procedures, including its Muse system for treating gastroesophageal reflux […]
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MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Telemedicine may look like a future technology, but NASA has been using it to handle astronaut health care since the 1960s.
In a brief presentation at this year’s TEDMED conference, host Jay Walker told the audience how the 1st men who walked on the moon were wired with telemetric sensors that were monitored by mission control back on Earth.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Intuitive Surgical Inc.’s (NSDQ:ISRG) da Vinci robot may have applications that take it beyond our planet.
NASA scientists and researchers at Johns Hopkins University are looking at the medical machine to see if it may could one day help repair or refuel satellites in orbit.
Sending robots to space is far less costly and dangerous than sending a human to repair the satellites, and human operators would still be in control of the remotely operated da Vinci system.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Up to 30 percent of the money spent by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is wasted, said former agency chief Dr. Donald Berwick.
In an interview given on his last day at the helm, Berwick blamed the high level of waste partly on inefficiencies within the agency.
Imaging clinical research organization ImageIQ will participate in a vascular research study being performed on the last flight of the space shuttle Atlantis.
The Cleveland-based company will acquire and analyze images used in a study of space flight-induced vascular changes in the lower leg, according to a statement from ImageIQ.
Specifically, the study will examine a therapy that’s designed to prevent space flight-induced bone loss in mice.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Big pharma logged two important wins in the nation’s highest court yesterday, freeing prescription data for commercial sale and limiting lawsuits filed by people harmed by generic drugs.
The U.S. Supreme Court overturned a Vermont law banning "detailing" of prescription information collected by pharmacies, allowing drug companies to mine prescriber-identifiable prescription info to target marketing toward physicians based on the kinds of medicine they tend to prescribe.
The court ruled 6 to 3 in favor of the drug companies.