Medtech Week Recap: Cordless Portable Device Developed by Fraunhofer Researchers Could Power Medical ImplantsApril 9, 2012 – 12:29 am
A cordless portable device developed at Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems can supply power to medical devices without touching them. The device can be attached to a belt and carried by the user.
Fraunhofer Researchers Develop Cordless Power Technology for Medical Devices (Medtech Pulse)
Google’s Project Glass would enable the user to enter an augmented reality and could have various applications in healthcare. For example, a light could come on when it’s time to see a doctor and patients could be alerted when their health rates become abnormal.
Potential Medical Applications of Google’s Augmented Reality Project (MED)
This article on MedCity news discusses what investors look for in a nanotechnology company.
Nanotechnology investing: What VCs, angels and strategic investors look for (MedCity News)
Consumer Reports released an analysis of the US medical device regulatory state last week. In its quest to make the system understandable to a layperson, Consumer Reports misrepresented some key details in the regulatory process, writes Heather Thompson, Editor in Chief of MD+DI, in this editorial.
Consumer Reports’ Article about Dangerous Devices Is Dangerous Reporting (MD+DI)
Last month, UK surgeons proposed a ban on metal-on-metal hip implants after indications that they may cause cancer. But new research suggest that the implants do not raise the risk of cancer, at least not in short term. More long-term research is needed before ruling out cancer risks past the seven years following surgery that the study looked at.
Metal-on-metal hips do not raise cancer risk in short term (The Telegraph)