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Image: The new integrated circuits, fabricated in interlocking segments (Photo courtesy of Yei Hwan Jung, Juhwan Lee/ WISC).

Stretchy Circuits Foretell Future of Wearable Electronics

A new wave of wearable integrated circuits could drive the Internet of Things (IoT) and a much more connected, high-speed wireless world. More...
29 Jun 2016

Shimmer and Wyss Institute Partner to Advance Remote Patient Monitoring

Shimmer Sensing (Dublin, Ireland), a leader in medical-grade wearable wireless sensors, has entered into a partnership with Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University (Boston, MA, USA) in support of ongoing research focused on remote patient monitoring with wireless sensor technology. More...
20 Jun 2016
Fluke Biomedical
Image: Bed sensors, constructed of hydraulic transducers, are designed to monitor patient health (Photo courtesy of the University of Missouri).

Motion Capture Sensors Help Detect Health Changes

Monitoring walking speed via unobtrusive radar and monitoring heart health by utilizing bed sensors can help maintain older adults’ health, according to new studies. More...
16 Jun 2016
Image: Researchers work with the HET system wristband (Photo courtesy of NC State University).

Wearable System Helps Predict Asthma Attacks

A new study describes an integrated, wearable system that monitors the user’s environment and other physical attributes, with the goal of predicting and preventing asthma attacks. More...
15 Jun 2016
Image: The Chem-Phys patch placed above the sternum (Photo courtesy of UC San Diego).

Wearable Patch Monitors Physical Activity

A new study describes a flexible, wearable device capable of monitoring both biochemical and electric signals in the human body. More...
01 Jun 2016
Radcal

Sensing Tool Measures Lung Function over the Phone

A new device allows lung function to be assessed from any phone, using the voice channel to transmit the sound of the spirometry effort. More...
12 May 2016
Image: Vascular testing model produced on the Stratasys Objet500 Connex3 3D printer (Photo courtesy of the Jacobs Institute).

Innovative Medical Device Development Center Opens in NY

Three-dimensional (3D) printer manufacturer Stratasys (Rehovot, Israel) and the Jacobs Institute (JI; Buffalo, NY, USA) have created a research and development (R&D) center aimed at using 3D printing to test and develop new medical devices. More...
11 May 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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