Kristopher Sturgis

Bionic Eye Receives Approval for Trials in UK

Posted in by Kristopher Sturgis on January 4, 2017
A life-altering bionic eye device that could partially restore eyesight for patients suffering from retinitis pigmentosa has received NHS approval in the UK.Kristopher SturgiseThe National Health Service (NHS) in the UK announced last week funding for a new trial that will enable 10 patients who suf... Continue

What Does It Take to Design a Tricorder?

Posted by Kristopher Sturgis on December 19, 2016
As the two finalist products in Qualcomm's Tricorder XPRIZE competition advance to consumer testing, the teams that developed them shed light on what it takes to bring Star Trek technology to the real world.Kristopher SturgisThe DxtER prototype was one of two medical Tricorder concept... Continue

AdvaMed Goes Digital

Posted in by Kristopher Sturgis on December 13, 2016
The medical technology trade group announced this week the launch of a new sector within the association, known as AdvaMed Digital, that will provide specialized expertise to companies in the flourishing digital health sector.Kristopher SturgisMedical technology trade association AdvaMed announ... Continue

IBM Watson-Enabled Robot Could Help the Elderly Age in Place

Posted in by Kristopher Sturgis on December 12, 2016
Rice University and IBM have teamed up to develop a state-of-the-art robotic assistant that can help monitor and assist elderly patients and their caregivers unlike ever before.Kristopher SturgisIBM MERA can measure heart and respiratory rates.IBM announced this week the creation of the ne... Continue

Medtronic and Fitbit Team Up To Tackle Diabetes

Posted in by Kristopher Sturgis on December 8, 2016
The companies are working together to integrate health and activity tracking technologies to offer a simplified solution for type 2 diabetes management.Kristopher SturgisShown is a sample pattern snapshot showing the data provided by the iPro2 system.This week Medtronic and Fitbit announced plans to... Continue

Seller of Fake 'Star Trek' Medical Devices Sentenced to Prison

Posted in by Kristopher Sturgis on December 7, 2016
An Illinois conman was sentenced to five years in prison this week after being found guilty of selling fake Star Trek-inspired medical devices. Kristopher SturgisHoward Leventhal, a fraudster from Grayslake, IL, received a five-year prison sentence this week after a New York federal judge convicted ... Continue

Can This New Subscription Service Disrupt Diabetes Care?

Posted in by Kristopher Sturgis on December 6, 2016
One Drop's new diabetes platform combines a design-forward blood glucose monitoring system with a live-support app and subscription service for supplies.Kristopher SturgisToday One Drop announced the official launch of its new subscription-based glucose monitoring system that brings together ad... Continue

J&J Ordered to Pay $1 Billion Over Metal-on-Metal Hips

Posted in by Kristopher Sturgis on December 2, 2016
The company says it plans to immediately appeal the verdict, which ordered the company to pay over $1 billion in compensatory and punitive damages to six plaintiffs who were implanted with defective hip devices. Kristopher SturgisSix different California residents were awarded over $1 bill... Continue

How a Medical Device Prototype Ended Up in the Smithsonian

Posted by Kristopher Sturgis on December 1, 2016
The National Museum of American History added the first robotic medical device into its collection this month with the induction of the Robodoc, the world’s first active robotic surgical system.  Kristopher SturgisThe Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History announced thi... Continue

New Surgical Robot Offers Millimeter-Scale Precision

Posted by Kristopher Sturgis on November 30, 2016
The robot, known as Axsis, is one of the world's smallest known robots designed for surgical use and could offer a glimpse into the future of surgical robotic technologies.Kristopher SturgisEngineers from Cambridge Consultants, a product design and development firm out of the UK, announced this... Continue