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Medical Technology (MedTech) Community

Welcome to the JAAGNet Community for Medical Technology (Med Tech).

This is a diverse area focused at a variety of technologies which affect and support the Medical/Health Services Industry, it covers and ovelaps many other subjects such as AI, Machine Learning, Big Data, Accelerated Computing, Cloud Computing, Blockchain and the use of these technologies in many applications within the industry. It is an extremely exciting technology field and one that will impact both our working and personal lives as this sector drives the world's health and well being!

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  1. medtech

(MEDical TECHnology) An umbrella term for the medical industry in today's high-tech world. Organizations in the field also use the name; for example, NYC Medtech is a medical forum in New York City (www.nycmedtech.info); MedTech is an association of medical companies in New York State (www.medtech.org), and the Med Tech Clinical Lab is located in New Jersey (www.medtechlab.com). See biotechnology 

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Tracking Covid-19 exposure in our Medical Services staff is going to be critical, but how do we do it?

Intelligent automation firm, Rainbird, has partnered with the UK NHS, using its rapid deployment programme to build an online interactive tool that provides tailored advice on appropriate self-isolation measures to NHS staff:       The tool, which was developed to address the staff resourcing challenges currently faced by the NHS, can be updated within minutes to reflect shifts in national guidance, and personalised to NHS organisations. This partnership follows an open letter from the…

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Bionaut Labs' small, remote-controlled devices can overcome the obvious constraint that holds back surgical drills, probes and needles: once they’re in the body, they can’t turn. (Getty Images)

The robots are coming: After working under the radar for four years, Bionaut Labs is …

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Powerful mathematical model utilizes brain signal data collected from an electrical implant in patients

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological conditions, affecting more than 65 million people worldwide. For those dealing with epilepsy, the approach of a seizure feels like a ticking time bomb. It could happen at any time or any place, potentially posing a fatal risk when a seizure strikes during activities such as driving or…

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Signs of burnout can be detected in sweat

EPFL engineers, working in association with startup Xsensio, have developed a wearable sensing chip that can measure the concentration of cortisol – the stress hormone – in human sweat. Enabling future quasi-continuous monitoring, their device can eventually help doctors better understand and treat stress-related conditions like burnout and obesity.

We’ve all felt stressed at some point, whether in our personal or…

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Healthcare organizations can harness machine learning to schedule vaccines, streamline patient communications and even prioritize access – but the technology is hardly infallible.

The question of who should get access to COVID-19 vaccines first has varied from state to state, with some governments prioritizing those with high-risk conditions and others lowering the age…

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In a test of 30 popular mobile health apps, a cybersecruity analyst found that all of them had API vulnerabilities.  Potential breaches would allow for unauthorized access of patient records.

While most patients expect their health information to be secure when they download an app the reality might often be the opposite.

Several widely-used mobile health apps have basic…

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The full clearance follows up on an emergency authorization granted by the FDA last summer, aimed at the COVID-19 pandemic. (Getty/sudok)

The FDA has cleared an artificial intelligence program designed to predict which patients in an intensive care unit will begin to deteriorate, giving clinicians up to eight hours of advanced warning and time to prepare.

Developed by CLEW, the system gathers data from…

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Engineers at EPFL’s Center for Artificial Muscles have developed a silicone aorta that can reduce how hard patients’ hearts have to pump. Their breakthrough could offer a promising alternative to heart transplants.

“Over 23 million people around the world suffer from heart failure. The disease is usually treated with a transplant, but because donated hearts are hard to come by, there is an ongoing need for alternative therapies. With new…

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Engineers at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a microneedle patch that can be applied to the skin, capture a biomarker of interest and, thanks to its unprecedented sensitivity, allow clinicians to detect its presence.

Blood draws are no fun.

They hurt. Veins can burst, or even roll — like they’re trying to avoid the needle, too.…

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