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Smart pacemaker adjusts your heartbeat with your breathing

Value, Digital

11 Aug '14

Pacemakers help regulate slow or skipping heartbeats through electrical currents that run via leads to the heart. Since the first artificial one was implanted into Arne Larsson in 1958, modern pacemakers have become a bit smaller than the size of a matchbox, weighing around 20-50g. While current pacemakers run to a set pattern, we’re working on a smaller intelligent device that adjusts heartbeats to match breathing. This will improve the...

Alain Nogaret University of Bath
Julian Paton University of Bristol
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The Sanofi stance: Diabetes management – taking an integrat...

Value, Access

10 Sep ‘14

In their latest study, “Access to Quality Medicines and Medical Devices for Diabetes Care in Europe”, the International Diabetes Federation Europe conducted a survey on the challenges people...

Anton Petkov Sanofi Global Diabetes

Handheld lab stands up to multi-drug resistant HIV, TB and ...

Value, Global

3 Sep ‘14

With air travel so fast and current diagnostics technology comparatively so slow, epidemics quickly and easily spread across continents. Take swine flu for instance. It took 4 months...

Sanjeev Krishna St George’s, University of London

The narrow view of medtech as a cost driver refuted… again

Value

28 Aug ‘14

The prevailing thought still today is that medtech is driving rising healthcare expenditure. More and more research and publications are finding this not to be the case. The...

Serge Bernasconi MedTech Europe, EDMA & Eucomed

Ebola Epidemic: How diagnostics can help in future health e...

Global

19 Aug ‘14

Events which force us to confront our limitations are powerful experiences to learn from. They make us change our assumptions and, ultimately, can lead to actions that will...

Smart pacemaker adjusts your heartbeat with your breathing

Value, Digital

11 Aug ‘14

Pacemakers help regulate slow or skipping heartbeats through electrical currents that run via leads to the heart. Since the first artificial one was implanted into Arne Larsson in...

Alain Nogaret University of Bath
Julian Paton University of Bristol

The ‘Eye-Phone’ That Helps Prevent Blindness

Value, Global

5 Aug ‘14

According to Dr. Patricia Mechael, executive director of the mHealth Alliance, in developing countries the average doctor-to-patient ratio is one doctor to every 250,000 patients. Yet these same...

Lexi Brown Mindshare, UK