May 23, 2018
New York and Palo Alto, California-based MemoryMD have recently received FDA clearance for a disposable 19-channel EEG headset, called the NeuroCap.
Along with the NeuroEEG, a wireless amplifier worn around the arm that transmits to computers and cloud-based databases via Bluetooth that was approved in February, the company is now preparing to launch its full offering as a convenient approach to...
February 20, 2018
New York and Palo Alto, California-based MemoryMD has received FDA clearance for NeuroEEG, a wireless amplifier that transmits EEG signals to computers and cloud-based databases via Bluetooth. The other half of MemoryMD's offering, a disposable EEG cap called NeuroCap, is still awaiting clearance.
"Essentially we’ve innovated on existing EEG solutions in the market," MemoryMD Chief Quality...
July 31, 2015
The US Department of Defense may soon start using smartphone-based diagnosis tools to detect traumatic brain injuries in soldiers on the battlefield. According to a post on its "Armed with Science" blog, the DoD is working with Bethesda, Maryland-based BrainScope to put its FDA-cleared Ahead 200 device into action.
Currently, it takes a CT scan to definitively establish the presence of a...
March 13, 2014
A new report from Frost and Sullivan on the sleep diagnostic market suggests that the makers of digital health sleep devices might have reason to be optimistic.
According to the report, the combined US and European market for clinical and ambulatory sleep disorder diagnostic devices was worth $96.5 million in 2013 and is expected to hit $125.8 million in 2017. The report doesn't include consumer-...
December 16, 2013
Head-worn sensors have been tried in a variety of form factors including headbands, helmets, headphones, glasses, and goggles. Now a group of Polish inventors, forming San Francisco-based IntelliClinic, are crowdfunding a new twist: a brainwave-sensing smartphone-connected sleep mask.
The device, called NeuroOn, has already raised $330,000 on Kickstarter, more than three times its original goal....
June 12, 2013
Last June an LA-based startup called Axio finished building prototypes of an EEG headband with built-in audio neurofeedback, Bluetooth connectivity, an analytic engine and companion smartphone app that aimed to help people find ways to better concentrate.
"We want to revolutionize how people interact with their brains," Axio co-founder Arye Barnehama told MobiHealthNews in an email at the time....
May 17, 2013
The SMART belt (Photo by: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)
Epilepsy is one medical condition where the constant monitoring capability of a wearable sensor could save lives, providing an early warning when a person with epilepsy has a seizure or even predicting seizures before they happen. Surprisingly, though, it hasn't been an overly popular target for mobile health entrepreneurs. For developers...
April 8, 2013
Dr. Matthew Hoerth of the Mayo Clinic
Neurologists at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona have shown that iPads can be an effective way to interpret electro-encephalograph (EEG) readings in telemedicine clinics, comparable to laptop and desktop computers. The authors concluded that in many ways the tablet even outperformed the traditional computers.
The team, led by Dr. Matthew Hoerth, presented a case...
December 2, 2011
CareFusion released its Nicolet EEG (electroencephalography) Wireless Amplifier this week, a device that captures high-resolution brain wave data and transmits it wirelessly to a monitoring computer. The device received FDA 510(K) clearance this past April.
The Nicolet (pronounced "nick-oh-lay") EEG Wireless Amplifier is a portable unit, intended for hospitals, clinics, emergency vehicles and in-...
March 30, 2010
Wireless lifelines in global health: Noted global health thought leader James Bon Tempo penned an editorial for the Baltimore Sun focused on wireless tools that help care workers improve healthcare in other countries. Bon Tempo points to examples in Malawi, Kenya and South Africa and closes with: "This may be one of the greatest technological opportunities in our lifetime, and as the challenges...