Patients' Advocates Support Reclassification of Surgical Mesh
Consumers Union; the National Center for Health Research; and 11 members of the Patient, Consumer, and Public Health Coalition all wrote letters in support of a proposed FDA order to reclassify surgical mesh used to repair transvaginal pelvic organ prolapse from Class II to Class III.
Telemedicine Could Save U.S. Employers Billions
Telemedicine is beneficial not just for patients, especially those in rural, remote areas without easy access to healthcare.
Turns out that U.S. employes can win big if they start to offer it to their employees.
A recent report from Towers Watson, a global professionals services compan...
DNA Diagnostics Market Poised To Grow To $19B by 2020
A new market research report forecasts that the DNA diagnostics market will be worth $19 billion globally by 2020.
That represents a compound annual growth rate of 9.8% from 2014 to 2020, according to Allied Market Research that issued the report.
The promise of personalized medicine, which is b...
Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE Finalists Announced (Zensor)
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Team Leader: Jim Mclaughlin, chief technology officer of Intelesens
Solution: Zensor's Tricorder prototype can detect 3-lead ECG, respiration rate, temperature, and motion, plus analyze blood and urine. SpO2 is in the works.&n...
Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE Finalists Announced (SCANurse)
Location: London, UK
Team Leader: Anil Vaidya, founder of SCANurse, healthcare technology consultant at the Cator Technologies Co., and life science specialist at London & Partners
Solution: The SCANurse device is capable of breath, movement, and visual analysis...
Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE Finalists Announced (SCANADU)
Location: Moffett Field, CA
Team Leader: Walter De Brouwer, cofounder and CEO of Scanadu
Solution: Scanadu didn't provide many details about its Tricorder prototype but acknowledged that the architecture, sensors, sensor fusion, networking, cloud interaction, bill of...
Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE Finalists Announced (Dynamical Biomarkers Group)
Dynamical Biomarkers Group
Location: Zhongli City, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Team Leader: Chung-Kang Peng, Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Technology, and K.-T. Li Chair Professor of the National Central University.
Solution: The team is aiming to develop a portable, light, consu...
Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE Finalists Announced (DMI)
Location: Cambridge, Massachussetts
Team Leader: Eugene Chan, a physician-inventor and serial entrepreneur and Founder, President, and Chief Scientific Officer of the DNA Medicine Institute.
Solution: DMI has developed a sensor called the rHEALTH Sensor with support from NASA ...
Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE Finalists Announced (Danvantri)
Location: Chennai, India
Team Leader: Sridharan Mani, Director & CEO, CEO of American Megatrends India, an IT services company
Solution: Team Danvantri has come up with the AMI VitalsFit, a smart wireles health monitoring tool capable of monitoring several vita...
Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE Finalists Announced (CloudDX)
Location: Toronto, Canada
Team Leader: Sonny Kohli, a physician at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) of Medicine at McMaster University.
Solution: CloudDX's parent company Biosign has developed the Vitaliti necklace and wrist c...
Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE Finalists Announced
A slideshow of the 10 teams named as finalists in the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE that is encouraging the development of a new, mobile diagnostic digital health device to empower consumers.