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Image: The sweat sensor in a prototype flexible plastic wristband (Photo courtesy of Wei Gao et al., Nature).

Wearable Sensor Could Monitor Dehydration and Fatigue

A fully integrated electronic system that can continuously monitor multiple sweat chemicals could be incorporated into wristbands and headbands, according to a new study.   More...
09 Feb 2016
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Advanced Safety Tester Analyzes Diverse Medical Devices

An upgraded dedicated tester meets international standards for in-service and post-repair safety testing of 24 V and 48 V DC medical electronic devices.  More...
03 Feb 2016
Image: The Fitbit Charge HR activity wristband (Photo courtesy of Fitbit).

Cedars-Sinai Hospital to Use FitBit to Measure Patient Mobility

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is conducting a study to see if using an activity bracelet could help assess if oncologic patients are active enough for chemotherapy.  More...
03 Feb 2016

FDA Issues Cybersecurity Recommendations for Medical Device Manufacturers

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a draft guidance outlining important steps medical device manufacturers should take to address cybersecurity risks. More...
02 Feb 2016
Image: An Indonesian midwife communicating with the MOM telehealth service (Photo courtesy of Royal Philips).

Philips Promotes New Telehealth Service in Indonesia

Royal Philips has entered an agreement with Indonesian Sijunjung Regency to provide mobile obstetrics monitoring in the West Sumatra region.  More...
27 Jan 2016
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Image: 3D printed model of a human liver showing just the blood supply (Photo courtesy of DNP).

Photopolymer Resin Cuts Costs of Human Organ Printed Models

A new method for creating detailed three dimensional models of human organs could cut costs to one third of current techniques.  More...
20 Jan 2016

Printed Surgical Tool Upgrades ACL Reconstruction

A surgical tool manufactured using direct metal laser sintering printing technology could enable surgeons to better reconstruct partially or fully torn anterior cruciate ligaments.  More...
17 Jan 2016


The Health IT channel of HospiMedica informs about healthcare information technology for hospitals, clinics, and private practice. Among the subjects covered are electronic medical record environments, document management, HIS, RIS, PACS, LIM, and others.
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