medical devices

Open Bionics partners with NHS for a feasibility study to bring bionic hands to the U.K. health system

Open Bionics is a U.K. startup making bionic hands for patients needing prosthetics and co-founder of the company Samantha Payne came onstage today at TechCrunch Disrupt London to tell us about a new

Hacking for investor profit

Just over four years ago, I sat through what still is the most viscerally disturbing information security talk I’ve ever seen. The late Barnaby Jack, a brilliant security researcher, had just demons

Penn students’ startup XEED puts wearables to work against Parkinson’s disease

The internet of things, and wearables in particular, may not be quite living up to the hype, but it turns out they may be just the thing for people suffering from Parkinson's disease. A pair of engine

Health & Bliss Is Raising $2M To Rethink Strep Testing

Memphis-based startup <a target="_blank" href="http://www.healthandblissinc.com/">Health & Bliss</a> is hoping to save the medical system some time and money by developing a diagnostic solution f

Procured Health Nabs $1.1M From Bessemer, Athena Health Founder To Help Reduce Health Costs

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.procuredhealth.com/">Procured Health</a>, a startup that aims to help hospitals better discover, evaluate and adopt quality medical devices, is today announcing th

Can you guess the inspiration for the Bionic Handling Assistant?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/bionic-handling-assistant.jpg" />What you see here is the Bionic Handling Assistant, a sort of robotic arm designed to improve the intera

Tricorder invented, now EMTs can take vital signs from 40ft away

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/14285_web.jpg" alt="14285_web" title="14285_web" width="400" height="430" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-92081" /> We've had some

Retractable safety syringe gets FDA approval

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/syringe.jpg" />Revolution Medical has just <a href="http://www.medgadget.com/archives/2009/02/revolution_medicals_retractable_safety_syri

Magnetic field used as micro-tweezers

German and American scientists at the Max Plank Institute have discovered a way to use a magnetic field to assemble parts on lab-on-a-chip devices. This system uses coils that induce magnetic fields o

Guitarist hopes to rejoin band with help of cyber-hand

A guitarist for a British band, The Long Blondes, suffered a stroke some time ago and has been unable to use his right, or fretting hand since (he’s a lefty). However, the modern neuroscience ha

Think a Gamma Knife sounds cool? How about a Photonic Needle

Researchers at St. Andrews University in Scotland have created a new technique for delivering drugs to individual cells which is essentially an incredibly precise laser fired from a fiber the width of

Knee brace can generate power for small gadgets

Here’s a great idea for a wearable convergence device. It’s a knee brace that generates enough electricity to power smaller gadgets like cell phones, MP3 players, portable GPS systems, and