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3D MEMS Technology: Small Size, High Quality and Low Power Sensors

3D MEMS Technology: Small Size, High Quality and Low Power Sensors

Healthcare applications account for approximately 15% of the total value of the MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) market, and it is expected that the figure will rise to 25% by the year 2015. Sensor technology in healthcare applications enables improved care and a better quality of life for patients. Sensors increase the intelligence of life...

Interventional Radiology Researchers Leveraging Imaging and IT to Deliver Minimally Invasive Procedures

Today, Siemens Healthcare has announced that its syngo.via advanced visualization software will be exclusively used by researchers from the National Center for Image Guided Therapy (NCIGT) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Supported by the National Institutes of Health, NCIGT is a research group dedicated to advancing image guided interventional techniques with some of...
250 Watt Medical Power Supply in a Low Profile 3” x 5” Package

250 Watt Medical Power Supply in a Low Profile 3” x 5” Package

The new PPWAM250 Series of AC/DC power supplies from Power Partners offer 250 watts of performance packed design, and the supplies are compliant to UL/cUL60601-1 and TUV 60601-1 medical safety standards. Units also bear the CE Mark and are RoHS compliant. This low profile 250W Series is suitable for a variety of patient vicinity medical and...
Thin Wafer-Level VGA Cameras Offer High Quality Features in a Very Small Form Factor

Thin Wafer-Level VGA Cameras Offer High Quality Features in a Very Small Form Factor

A VGA wafer-level camera integrates wafer-level optics assembled with CMOS im- age sensors. Specifically, the Exiguus H11-A1 camera from Nemotek Technologie offers a very thin form factor, featuring one tenth (1/10) of an inch. Suitable for various ap- plications, from PC tablets, laptops, handsets to even automotive solutions that demand innovation, the Exiguus H11-A1 delivers...

VRI Selects MedApps to Extend the Home Healthcare Platform

MedApps, a mobile/remote health monitoring company, was awarded a major contract with Valued Relationships, Inc. (VRI), a large provider of in-home health monitoring solutions. VRI will utilize MedApps’ products and services to help extend its growing home health program to monitor clients with chronic disease. VRI has purchased 3,000 mobile remote health monitoring devices to...

Green Hills Software Joins Continua Health Alliance

Green Hills Software has joined the Continua Health Alliance, a non-profit, open industry coalition of more than 240 healthcare and technology companies collaborating to improve the quality of personal healthcare through the creation of a system of interoperable personal connected health solutions. As a Contributing Member, Green Hills’ experience and knowledge in developing high-assurance solutions...

IBM Study Identifies New Generation of Connected Health Devices

Consumers have a growing appetite for health and wellness devices, and this represents a burgeoning market opportunity for device manufacturers that has barely been tapped, according to a study from IBM. Conducted by the IBM Institute for Business Value, the study indicates that the growing demand for devices is driven by “information seekers”—people who will...
Continua Health Alliance Releases 2011 Design Guidelines

Continua Health Alliance Releases 2011 Design Guidelines

BEAVERTON, Ore. – September 1, 2011: Continua Health Alliance, the international non-profit, open industry organization of leading healthcare and technology companies, today announced the release of its 2011 Design Guidelines. The new Guidelines further enhance the pathway for complete solutions based on Continua-certified products and services. The release of the 2011 Guidelines is the latest...
FDA to Seek Public Comment on IOM Recommendations

FDA to Seek Public Comment on IOM Recommendations

SILVER SPRING, Md., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The FDA today announced that it will open a public docket to begin receiving public comments on the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) report on the 510(k) program, the most common pathway to market for lower-risk medical devices. The FDA commissioned the report in September 2009. While none...
Wireless Real-Time Patient Monitoring Connects to Central Decision Support

Wireless Real-Time Patient Monitoring Connects to Central Decision Support

A new patient monitor expands the capabilities of a telemetry unit, offering parameters and functionality for vital signs spot checks, bedside monitoring and transport. The IntelliVue MP5T from Philips is rugged and reliable, and gives a clear view of all patient measurements with an 8.4” (21.3 cm) intuitive touch screen. Industry-standard measurements include ECG via...
Module Improves Security and Software Management of Hospital Digital Devices

Module Improves Security and Software Management of Hospital Digital Devices

A proof-of-concept from Emerson Network Power, based upon the Intel Core i7 processor and Altiris Client Management Suite from Symantec, demonstrates how hospital IT professionals can secure and administer embedded medical devices centrally in the same way as PCs and servers. As healthcare providers digitize their medical records and integrate clinical systems and diagnostic data,...
Next-Generation Wireless, Digital X-Ray Detector Runs on UWB

Next-Generation Wireless, Digital X-Ray Detector Runs on UWB

With growing demands on healthcare, cost pressures are increasing around the world. At the same time, dosage scrutiny has increased among governments and consumers. In short, you need to do more with the equipment you have—now and in the future. A new wireless digital X-ray detector from GE Healthcare provides up to 8 percent more...