December 17, 2012
MC10's CEO David Icke
The flexible, bendable digital health sensor company MC10 announced this week that two new strategic investors led a $10 million third round of funding in the company. MC10 named Medtronic as the first company but did not reveal the other -- only noting that it is a "consumer health company" that is a "clear leader" in its field. MC10 has previously announced a deal with...
September 19, 2012
The newly renamed West Health Institute may have dropped "wireless" from its name a month ago, but its first commercial spinoff fits firmly within the institute's roots.
La Jolla, Calif.-based West Health has formed Sense4Baby to market a wireless fetal monitor by the same name. The company, which, according to the institute, has received a "significant funding commitment" from the West Health...
September 4, 2012
"A team of engineers at Stanford has shown that, contrary to earlier models, high-frequency wireless power transmission to a device in the human body is possible. These images show power delivery to the human heart from a 200MHz low-frequency transmitter (left) and a 1.7GHz high-frequency transmitter (right). Red indicates greatest power; blue is least. Note focusing of power on the heart in the...
August 22, 2012
The U.S. Army has awarded a three-year, $1.9 million grant to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts to develop miniaturized wireless sensors that can detect early signs of blood loss on the battlefield and potentially save soldiers' lives.
The planned sensors will measure vital signs by shining infrared and visible light through the skin and measure how blood in the arteries...
July 30, 2012
Proteus Biomedical's Raisin system
Proteus Digital Health, formerly known as Proteus Biomedical, has become the first company to receive Food and Drug Administration clearance for an ingestible biomedical sensor that monitors medication adherence.
The FDA granted 510(k) premarket approval to the Proteus Ingestible Event Marker (IEM) as a de novo medical device, meaning that there was no similar...
June 12, 2012
Photo Credit: Michael McAlpine
Gold teeth have been around for decades, and some have even adopted the look as a fashion statement. Soon, though, a blinged-out grill might be able to provide early warning for health conditions.
Engineers at Princeton University have developed a tattoo-like dental sensor that can detect bacteria—down to the molecular level—even a single bacterium—that could cause...
May 29, 2012
Icke presenting at WLSA
By Padma Nagappan
Cambridge, Mass.-based MC10 co-develops products in wearable sensing for sports, fitness and wireless health, working closely with partners. Its first commercial products will debut later this year in partnership with Reebok, while others that use the company's Biostamp smart sensing sticker will be available next year.
MC10 is capitalizing on the fact...
April 26, 2012
This past December the FDA cleared DuoFertility, a basal body temperature thermometer sensor developed by Cambridge Temperature Concepts. The device, which is intended for use in measuring and recording basal body temperature as an aid in ovulation prediction to aid in conception, has been available in the UK for some time but only became commercially available in the United States this week....
April 18, 2012
UK-based Isansys Lifecare has secured CE certification for its LifeTouch Patient Surveillance System, which includes a body-worn wireless medical sensor. The continuous, real-time vital sign monitoring system is cleared for use in the EU and other countries that recognize the CE Mark. Former Toumaz Technologies CEO Keith Errey left Toumaz along with another Toumaz executive to found Isansys in...
January 25, 2012
The West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI) and the Carlos Slim Health Institute (CSHI) kicked off a research study in Mexico that aims to track the impact mobile health and connected devices have on maternal health in the state of Yucatan in Mexico. The technologies used in the study are part of a "Wireless Pregnancy Remote Monitoring Kit," developed by WWHI and CSHI.
The first phase of the...