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Sensors sewn into t-shirts and face masks for stylish health monitoring

September 26, 2022

Researchers from Imperial College London (Imperial) have successfully embedded low-cost sensors into a new Imperial-developed cotton-based conductive thread called PECOTEX. The thread is fashioned into t-shirts and face masks – the incorporated sensors are expected to help crucial monitoring of vital signs such as heart rate and breathing, respectively. The sensors were additionally embroidered into […]

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Heart valve repair device by Abbot flagged for apparent malfunction

September 10, 2022

Healthcare providers have been alerted to a potential clip-lock issue with one of Abbott Laboratories’ (Abbott) medical devices, by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The device in question, MitraClip, is used to treat mitral regurgitation, or heart valve leakage. Abbott’s MitraClip has been in use since 2013. According to the FDA, clip-lock issues […]

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Sound TPE solution for hearing aid applications

September 9, 2022

Kraiburg TPE, a leading global manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for a variety of industries, offers its TPE compounds for hearing devices such as hearing aid applications. Hearing loss affects billions of people globally. The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that by 2050, hearing loss will be a problem for 2.5 billion people worldwide. While […]

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Walking setup used to power upper limb prostheses in the works

August 29, 2022

Scientists at Rice University (Rice) in Texas are developing a pneumatic “extra limb” that will be powered by the wearer’s footsteps. Prosthetics are incredibly useful to those with disabilities – they could, however, do without the bulky and heavy batteries that often come with these devices. An experimental system currently being developed by a Rice […]

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TPE: the trusted material for medical diagnostic equipment

August 25, 2022

Medical diagnostic equipment features a variety of diagnostic tools and equipment for accurate testing, tracking, measurements, and evaluations. These include ophthalmoscopes, electrocardiographs, thermometers, digital sphygmomanometers, dopplers, ultrasonography, echocardiography, and other instruments used by clinicians to screen and accurately assess a patient’s health. These devices are commonly used in settings such as home, clinics, and hospitals, […]

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Smart walker attachment helps keep seniors safer

August 22, 2022

Older adults can now safely move around on their own – engineers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have built a motion-detecting device that attaches to mobility aids such as walkers and rollators. The battery-operated device, known as “WalkWise,” will keep tabs on seniors whilst allowing them to move independently. WalkWise is an invention birthed […]

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Wrist device detects COVID days before noticeable symptoms

July 28, 2022

A commercially-available wearable was able to pick up minute changes in heart rate and skin temperature at least two days before the onset of COVID symptoms. The team of Canadian and European researchers behind the innovation believe monitoring of real-time heath data via wearable devices could facilitate the detection of COVID and – with a […]

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Smart necklace prototype successfully monitors glucose levels

July 25, 2022

Researchers at Ohio State University (OSU) are working on a daily-wear device that detect and monitors s a person’s blood sugar from sweat. The researchers have tested out a prototype biochemical sensor that mimics a necklace, which has so far successfully tracked glucose levels in participants of a study conducted by OSU. “Sweat actually contains […]

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Tackling couples’ fertility issues with in-vitro fertilisation

July 19, 2022

Assisted reproductive technology is a modern medical marvel effective in helping couples to conceive. Fertility treatments such as in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) can ensure a safe, healthy pregnancy and delivery – one of the many treatment options offered at Sunway Medical Centre Velocity’s (SMCV) newly-launched Sunway Fertility Centre. SMCV’s 7,222.5 sq. ft fertility centre is led […]

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Virtual reality-in-app used to treat common phobias and anxiety

July 18, 2022

Recently, a number of New Zealanders refused COVID-19 vaccination due to needle phobia – more and more people worldwide have been found to have a phobia of some sort, which includes anything from a fear of flying, needles, heights, insects, and even animals. Researchers from the University of Otago, Christchurch, have now introduced a novel […]

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