mHealth reduces the cost of clinical trials

mHealth reduces the cost of clinical trials

Digital health, one of the biggest trends in 2015, is essentially the integration of technology in healthcare. There are many emerging solutions offering so much potential to innovate in delivery and streamlining processes in the healthcare industry. Mobile Health (mHealth) is perhaps the most promising opportunity today. A subset of digital health …

Wearable Biomarker Detection

Wearable Biomarker Detection

There’s a lot of activity in the mHealth sector around the treatment and monitoring of diabetes. The key to this activity is the ability to monitor blood sugar levels in order to alert people with diabetes to subtle but important changes in blood chemistry. Biomedical engineers are creating a wearable that achieves this which could […]

Smartphone breath-analysis for diagnosis

Smartphone breath-analysis for diagnosis

Within two years, smartphone sized devices could sample your breath as a means to test for cancer according to Billy Boyle, cofounder and president for Owlstone Nanotech. Owlstone is a spinout company from the University of Cambridge. It was initially set up to develop handheld military sensors able to detect chemicals and toxic gases in […]

Samsung’s Simband Health Wearable

Samsung’s Simband Health Wearable

Self-health biometric monitoring is a trend that’s only going to grow in the immediate future.  Various companies are now beginning to roll out prototypes and products showcasing what will be possible in monitoring personal health. Samsung has recently outlined their vision for wearable sensor devices that track fitness and other health biometrics.  …

MCT-Congress Edinburgh 2014

MCT-Congress Edinburgh 2014

This year the city of Edinburgh played host to a first time event called the MCT-Congress. The event was hosted at Edinburgh’s award winning conference centre, the EICC. We attended as delegates with a view to getting a good look at the clinical trial industry from the subject/patient aspects of trial management. The theme of […]

Smart membrane detects heart attacks

Smart membrane detects heart attacks

Biomedical engineers at the Washington University in St Louis have created a 3D-printed membrane filled with sensors that could be the key to saving people from heart failure. It works on a similar principle to Google’s recently announced smart contract lens which uses tiny circuitry to detect glucose levels but apparently this technology is much …

Bio-Wearables and Bio-Analytics

Bio-Wearables and Bio-Analytics

Google recently unveiled a contact lens that monitors glucose levels in tears. It’s aimed primarily at diabetics who currently have to draw their own blood to monitor their glucose levels. Google says that the device is at least five years from reaching consumers. However, the remarkable thing is that they’ve managed to pack wireless transmission …

No time like real-time

No time like real-time

Real-time – adj denoting or relating to a data-processing system in which a computer receives constantly changing data, such as information relating to air-traffic control, travel booking systems, etc, and processes it sufficiently rapidly to be able to control the source of the data Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged …