TED

By Neil Versel July 16, 2012
A Canadian startup company is developing a wireless shoe insert that will help people with diabetes manage peripheral nerve damage and hopefully prevent amputations that often stem from diabetic foot ulcers. Orpyx Medical Technologies, based in Calgary, Alberta, will soon be seeking regulatory approval in the U.S. and Canada to sell SurroSense Rx, an insole that that collects data of where...
By Neil Versel August 3, 2011
You know how we keep hearing that there just isn't enough clinical evidence yet to justify reimbursement for mobile and wireless technologies such as home monitoring systems? That may be about to change, possibly in an unlikely venue: the venerable, oftentimes stuffy, Journal of the American Medical Association. The American Medical Association, which publishes JAMA, has a reputation as being a...
By Brian Dolan September 1, 2009
Here's a recent TED talk that's been making the rounds thanks to a pick-up by MedGadget. In this presentation Eric Giler explains how a "near-to-market" technology coming out of MIT could truly enable a wireless future by unplugging the last plug: electricity. Giler's start-up, WiTricity, hopes to recharge mobile phones, cars and even pacemakers in the near future. Wireless electricity could...