Five reasons the new Apple iPad will help physicians

Apple held a media event in San Francisco today where they introduced the new iPad. The new iPad is set to be released in a number of countries on March 16th and brings a number of updates which will signifcantly appeal to the medical community.

A biomedical challenge for undergraduates: the DEBUT Challenge by NIH

By Perry Payne, Jr., MD/JD/MPP The National Institutes of Health National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NBIB) has announced the DEsign by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams Challenge (DEBUT Challenge). This Challenge is one of the few government technology challenges that focus on undergraduate innovators. With the DEBUTChallenge, NBIB is seeking to “improve health by leading […]

Robotic medical nanodevices controlled by wireless technology

Recently, a Stanford engineer, Ada Poon, lead a project which has created tiny robotic medical devices that are powered by wireless technology. According to Stanford University, the implantable machines are small enough to easily move through veins. These injectable nanobots can carry out medical tasks, gather diagnostics and even deliver drugs into the bloodstream.

SAFE CARE program promotes patient safety via smart phone videos accessed by QR codes

In celebration of Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 4-10, a unique patient safety education program will be released by The Joint Commission. It will provide patients and their families with instant access to current patient safety videos at their bedside and while receiving care. The 2012 SAFE CARE Patient Safety Education Program is a free offering developed to assist health care organizations in educating patients to help prevent medical errors.

MIT breakthrough technology could mean new generation of 3D motion sensors

Researchers at MIT have achieved a major breakthrough in Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) technology which will allow for the fabrication of three dimensional microchips using existing fabrication techniques. The silicon device contains microscopic elements about the width of a red blood cell which can be engineered to reach heights of hundreds of microns above the chip’s […]

NantWorks makes major move into wireless health monitoring with acquisition of Boston Life Labs

Patrick Soon-Shiong‘s NantWorks announced their first acquisition of 2012 on Tuesday buying Boston Life Labs and moving its operations across the country from Boston to Phoenix. NantCare, as the company is renamed, provides software and hardware products to enable wireless monitoring of patients’ blood pressure, blood sugar, weight, medication management and other indicators. From a […]