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FDA approves MiniMed 670G automatic insulin delivery device for Type 1 diabetics

Medtronic MiniMed 670G automatic insulin delivery system

Type 1 diabetes is insulin dependent form of diabetes. Though, it can develop in people of all ages, it usually common in children and teenagers. Since, Type 1 diabetics have to constantly administer insulin manually, a medical firm in Dublin, Ireland, called Medtronic has devised the MiniMed 670G – a medical device that monitors sugar levels and administers insulin automatically to patients with Type 1 diabetes. The MiniMed 670G was recently approved for medical use by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Read More…

LifeVest defibrillator system for children suffering from sudden cardiac arrest

LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator

Having the problem of sudden cardiac arrest in children can be both complicated and life threatening. Since the patient has option for implantable defibrillator but that is too risky for children and moreover parents don’t consider it as an option due to the surgical implant complications. Thankfully, now a non-invasive invention has been approved by FDA to be used with pediatric patients who are not fit for an implantable defibrillator or pacemaker installed through surgery. The approval was based on published studies and clinical information of 248 patients aged 3-17 years having the risk of cardiac arrest.
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Kinect-powered physiotherapy app Vera gets FDA approval

Kinect-powered physical therapy app

San Diego, California-based Reflexion Health recently received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) go ahead for its Microsoft Kinect for Windows-based motion tracking application for physical therapy. The app called Vera with the approval becomes one of the only few FDA certified digital medicine companies to use innovative methods and tools to impart care more effectively and in an engaging manner. Designed to use Kinect’s motion sensor and camera to help people with their physiotherapy, the app will have a positive effect on patients and doctors. Read More…

The Wearable Artificial Kidney gets green signal for human testing

The Wearable Artificial Kidney 3]

A patient is required to visit hospitals or a clinics 3-4 times in a week if he/she is on Kidney dialysis machine. Presently, the kidney dialysis machines are very bulky, hence, not portable. However, the Wearable Artificial Kidney is going change the way patients received dialysis. The federal Food and Drug Administration and the University of Washington Institutional Review Board have given green light to testing of this wearable dialysis device. The testing is likely to start this autumn in Seattle.
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Blip is the World’s first WiFi blood pressure monitor for making things easier

Blood pressure is one the most common problem affecting people from all age groups world-wide, attracting other major diseases as well. So it is imperative that you keep a regular check on the blood pressure levels to avoid or even cure problems like hypertension. Blip is World’s first FDA approved Wi-Fi Blood Pressure monitor that lets you monitor BP readings of loved ones even if you are not present there physically. One can take analytical reports for discussion with doctor so that requisite steps can be taken to change the current medication.

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