Brian Buntz

FDA's Device Approvals Come Under Fire, Again

Posted in by Brian Buntz on September 30, 2014
A recent study concludes that most medical devices cleared via FDA’s 510(k) and PMA processes lack sufficient evidence to show they are safe and effective. The report, which was published in JAMA Internal Medicine, concluded that the 42 of 50 medical devices studied did not have sufficient data ba... Continue

5. The Anti-Aging Effort

Posted by Brian Buntz on September 29, 2014
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2. Glucose Measuring Contact Lenses

Posted by Brian Buntz on September 29, 2014
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5 Ways Google Could Transform Medtech, and Maybe Cheat Death

Posted in by Brian Buntz on September 29, 2014
Google’s cofounders may have downplayed that they’re interested in turning the tech giant into a healthcare company. But their company sure hasn’t been acting that way lately.While Apple has had some hiccups when it comes to its goals of becoming a go-to place for health tracking and data, Goo... Continue

Weaving Wearables into Clothing

Posted in by Brian Buntz on September 29, 2014
Smart clothing could help transition wearables from being a separate device to being one that users naturally wear. The technology, which is already getting the attention of athletes, features sensors that disappear into clothing.Wearables may need such a transition—because while they were all the... Continue

Software Upgrades Make This Assembly Robot Ever-More Powerful

Posted in by Brian Buntz on September 26, 2014
In a way, a two-armed robot called Baxter is similar to a smartphone. The capabilities of the robot can be expanded through software updates. “We have developers coming up with software that enables Baxter to do things we never dreamed of,” says Carl Palme, product manager at Rethink Robotics (B... Continue