Design & Development News

  1. Announcing Spire Health Tag: A Comprehensive Health Monitoring Device That Makes Your Existing Clothes Smart, No Charging Required

    From clunky wristbands to restrictive chest straps, the first generation of wearables have been marred by user adoption challenges and impractical product design. That’s why Spire, the leaders in discreet and actionable health monitoring, set out to make the wearable as we know it disappear.

  2. First Wire-Free Radar Breast Tumor Localization System For Long-Term Implant Cleared By FDA

    Cianna Medical, Inc. has received FDA clearance of the SAVI SCOUT® reflector for long term implant. The SAVI SCOUT reflector is an integral part of the SCOUT system for wire-free breast tumor localization.

  3. Scientists Create Most Powerful Micro-Scale Bio-Solar Cell Yet

    Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have created a micro-scale biological solar cell that generates a higher power density for longer than any existing cell of its kind.

  4. Six Pediatric Device Technologies Split $250K Grant

    Six companies presenting innovative medical device solutions that address significant unmet needs in pediatric health were awarded a total of $250,000 in grant money yesterday in San Jose, Calif.

  5. UK Scientists Invent Camera That Can 'See Through' Human Body

    Scientists at the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University, through the Proteus Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration, have developed a new camera that can image individual photons emanating from fiber optic medical instruments inside the human body.

  6. Robotic Exoskeleton Has Potential To Alleviate Crouch Gait In Children With Cerebral Palsy

    Researchers from the NIH Clinical Center Rehabilitation Medicine Department have created the first robotic exoskeleton specifically designed to treat crouch (or flexed-knee) gait in children with cerebral palsy by providing powered knee extension assistance at key points during the walking cycle.

  7. Zimmer Biomet Launches First X-Ray-Based, Patient-Specific Instrument System For Total Knee Replacement

    Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH), a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare, today introduced its X-ray-based Patient Specific Instrument, X-PSI™ Knee System, which is the world's first CE Marked surgical planning system that allows for patient specific implant positioning solely utilizing X-ray technology.

  8. Researchers Develop Microneedle Patch For Flu Vaccination

    A National Institutes of Health-funded study led by a team at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University has shown that an influenza vaccine can produce robust immune responses and be administered safely with an experimental patch of dissolving microneedles.

  9. Hill-Rom Unveils Mobile, Connected Airway Clearance System For Patients On the Move

    Hill-Rom has unveiled an airway clearance system that is integrated into a mobile vest and allows patients more freedom of movement while receiving their respiratory therapies. 

  10. Could Fiber Optic Probes Replace Traditional Biopsies?

    Successfully miniaturized multimodal optical technology combines three nonlinear imaging techniques into one probe, said German scientists.