Posts filed under: COVID-19

Bardy Diagnostics‘ 14-day Carnation Ambulatory Monitor (CAM) patches have previously been used in U.S. hospital settings, but they have now been granted a CE mark for these products. The patches allow for a longer period of monitoring than previous products,...
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The FDA has recently granted clearance for the portable AiRTouch X-ray device developed by Aspenstate to be used for humans. This small, handheld device joins the array of telehealth products being developed recently. This device is paired with a touchscreen...
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The FDA has recently granted 510(k) clearance to Philips for a range of its devices to be used to manage COVID-19 patients in the U.S. The approved products include the Affiniti series, EPIQ series, Lumify, CX50, and Sparq system. These...
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The gradual re-introduction of elective surgeries throughout North America has major implications on the future of the dental industry. Currently, practices are beginning to re-open, in accordance with the general easing of restrictions in public institutions and places. During the...
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In Europe, respiratory device manufacturer ResMed has accelerated their process of launching remote tracking of ventilators, to combat the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. This cloud-based technology provides healthcare professionals with clinical data while patients are at home. This tackles several issues...
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BioIntelliSense has created a multi-symptom tracking device called the BioButton to conveniently measure health metrics, as part of the ongoing efforts to track and control the spread of COVID-19. This non-invasive device allows data to be passively collected from individuals...
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The spread of COVID-19 infections has vastly increased mechanical ventilator usage, and with this usage comes complications for patients. According to Liberate Medical, patients who spend more than four days in ventilation are susceptible to higher hospital mortality rates, and...
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Vancouver-based company Lungpacer Medical has developed a single-use multi-electrode stimulating catheter that is inserted into the left subclavicle vein. It is used to stimulate the left and right phrenic nerves, providing support to the functioning of the diaphragm in patients...
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A new device has been developed to measure physical symptoms in COVID-19 patients. This non-invasive device allows medical personnel to monitor a variety of symptoms with a singular device. This throat sensor, developed by the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab and...
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Stryker has been granted emergency use authorization (EUA) by the FDA to use its Sterizone VP4 to decontaminate used N95 respirators during the coronavirus outbreak. Under normal circumstances, N95 respirators are designed to be single-use. A recent study performed by...
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