medical devices

Google Glass Could Soon Accompany Surgeons into the Operating Room

Photo by Shutterstock For the Everyman, wearing Google Glass seems a bit like overkill. Who needs to always be connected or record every minute of your life? But for specialty jobs that…

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Bracelet-Like Device Could Alleviate Chronic Acid Reflux, Says Study

Up until last year, treatment for chronic acid reflux involved acid-suppressing drugs, but a new device fitted around a patient’s esophagus is showing promising results to provide…

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High-Tech "Hyginex" Bracelet Prompts Hospital Staff to Wash Their Hands

In hospitals, cleanliness isn’t just next to godliness, it’s also a matter of life or death. Up to a fifth of patient admissions pick up infections from their healthcare…

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World's First Electronic Fingertip Paves Way for "Smart" Surgical Gloves

Surgeons may be known for their incredible precision, but even the most talented practitioners have their limits. An electronic “fingertip” that heightens one’s sense…

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Hanky Pancreas Turns Insulin Pumps Into Fashion-Forward Accessories

PUMP IT UP After injecting herself for many years, Floeh switched to a pump that delivers a steady supply of insulin through a tiny plastic tube. Although she was able to better manage…

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