November 22, 2017
At their annual Innovation Day industry event, engineering design and development firm Cambridge Consultants demoed a number of early projects involving robotics, augmented reality, mobile devices, and other technologies. In between keynote presentations from industry executives, MobiHealthNews had some hands-on time with the following healthcare-focused prototypes:
Mobile glaucoma screening...
March 14, 2012
Medical device design and development consultancy Cambridge Consultants showed off its latest creation this week, an asthma inhaler training device called the T-Haler. According to the company the concept device "more than doubles patient compliance." More than three Americans head to the emergency every minute because of an asthma attack, according to the company. About 5,000 people in the US...
November 14, 2011
This week Cambridge Consultants unveiled a semi-leadless pacemaker it designed for start-up EBR Systems. The device, called Wireless Cardiac Stimulation system (WiCS), includes a leadless electrode that paces the heart by converting mechanical energy into electrical energy wirelessly via an ultrasonic pulse generator. In its current iteration, however, the WiCS system requires the use of a...
June 2, 2011
It follows: Health devices that are easier to use find greater acceptance among patients. Usability also impacts dosage compliance as well as health outcomes. Those are some of the findings that came out of a survey Cambridge Consultants conducted. The respondents included healthcare providers and 240 diabetes patients.
The more surprising findings? Those patients surveyed said they were mostly...
June 23, 2010
Must-read article on implantable, connected heart failure devices: The New York Times has a must-read article on connected, implantable devices for heart failure. Among the many highlights: "The devices can cost as much as $30,000. Do patients with defibrillators make up for some of that expense with fewer hospitalizations or doctor visits? A study using a similar device, made by Medtronic,...
December 3, 2009
"I am not going to dwell on the technology," Cambridge Consultants' Paul Williamson promised during his presentation at the Mobile Healthcare Industry Summit in London this week. "The technology is not a true barrier since [the technology] is relatively low-cost already."
Williamson then presented what he called an admittedly "simplistic" analysis of what could and should motivate various groups...
October 28, 2009
CardioNet's 15th patent: In a recent press release, Randy Thurman, CardioNet Chairman, President and CEO, stated: "A key to success in delivering wireless medicine is rooted in our ability to distill the wide variety of information collected from sensors on the body and make that data useful for clinicians or other healthcare providers. With MCOT, we provide electrocardiogram and trended heart...
September 18, 2009
Seventy-five percent of healthcare providers, patients, payers and technology enablers surveyed by Cambridge Consultants said that connected health preventative practice could cut healthcare expenses by 40 percent. Cambridge Consultants conducted the survey in conjunction with the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC).
The two groups define a "Connected Health" approach like...
May 7, 2009
Cambridge Consultants' wireless medical device interoperability system, Vena is gearing up to unveil a connected asthma inhaler prototype at the Respiratory Drug Delivery Europe event in Portugal this month, according to a report over at MedGadget.
The device aims to offer patients a direct link to doctors and online applications to help them improve compliance and improve treatment. As you would...