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HemoPalm Blood Analyzer 2.0: Design, Specs, Features and More

ChroMedX Corp., developer of the HemoPalm Handheld Blood Analyzer System, is pleased to announce the finalization of the new HemoPalm 2.0 design.  The new design reflects the evolution of diagnostics moving from laboratory based analysis to point-of-care testing (POCT). The design includes a number of new and updated features for improving diagnostic time and treatment for patients in the hospital, particularly in the ED and ICU and in the field for use by, for example first responders. @heartbeat_trust 5 Modern Devices Needed to Save Lives in Today’s World: The Perfect Kit for a First Responder Team https://t.co/LUM8t9jZdU — Tech Officials (@tech_officials) April 10, 2017 HemoPalm 2.0 Design Features 5” resistive touch screen LCD display for easy navigation and sanitization Micro spectrometer and biosensor analyzer Wifi and Bluetooth capability enables transmittal of patient data to central hub 64-bit quad core CPU USB port for manual data transfer Memory for storing patient…

Not Science Fiction Any More: 5 Real Medical Tech Devices Conceived by Sci-Fi Writers

Healthcare in science fiction is fairly straightforward. Literary works depicting remote future, say, more than a couple of centuries from now, assure us of the inevitable personal immortality. And, since the eternal life is guaranteed by the writer’s imagination, there is no such thing as healthcare problems. Or, rather, a protagonist’s poor health is seldom employed as a part of the plot ‒ more like a character detail. In other words, Peter Weyland is old ans sick, and he acts accordingly. Nobody is making a movie about his ailment’s clinical progress. Nobody cares how he got this way.   Of course, the need for advanced tools (and a certain ‘Bones’ McCoy in an infirmary) is still there at least until immortality is accompanied by invincibility. However, such magical union is much more common in fantasy, rather than sci-fi where even the most immortal ones of the future are still vulnerable to…

New Blood Analyzer On The Bloc: HemoPalm Prototype Is Nearing Completion

Well, it’s one of those things: while statisticians claim that violent crime is going down, the police and the newscasters don’t waste another moment telling us that the world’s becoming more dangerous by the minute. And what do the little old us have to rely on nowadays to stay healthy and on top of things? The healthcare system? Yeah, if you’re lucky, don’t have a lot of preexisting conditions, relatively young and gainfully employed. The insurance companies? They have been letting us down lately at an alarming rate and something tells us they’re not nearly done. The helping hand of a friend? They’re all busy checking Twitter and updating their Facebook profiles. So, what else is there? Technology. It sure as hell won’t save the world (and movies like ‘Elysium’ are a great illustration why not) but it might come in into your life at just the right moment, so…

5 Modern Devices Needed to Save Lives in Today’s World: The Perfect Kit for a First Responder Team

AS ARE ALL THINGS IN LIFE, emergency services have natural limitations. EMTs, though trained and equipped as good as modern education and technology allow them to be, are still bound by laws of physical world and constrained by road traffic. The rules of ‘golden hour’ and ‘platinum ten minutes’, which basically state that survivability decreases considerably as the time passes, pile on more pressure onto the EMTs shoulders. For instance, teams must be able to arrive to the scene of an accident in- or in less than 15 minutes on a call for a heart attack. Respiratory problems will present the EMTs with a slightly wider window of opportunity – 20-25 minutes. A bleeding trauma (naturally, depending on a type and intensity of the bleeding) is a window wider still, and so on. In short, you can imagine the burden of risk and responsibility, under which the EMTs are operating.…

Fitbit Alta HR Review: $150 for a True All-day, All-night Fitness Tracker

Making an accurate wristband heart rate monitor, let alone one that’s also comfortable and stylish, is challenging. Fitbit’s latest attempt to strike that balance is the $150 Alta HR. A near mirror-image of the original Alta, the Alta HR is an updated model with slight design differences, improved sleep-tracking features, and a tiny optical heart-rate monitor inside of it. The Alta HR is quite similar to Fitbit’s currently available Charge 2, but the Alta HR places more emphasis on the combination of a slim design and an accurate heart-rate monitor. Fitbit is banking on that combination encouraging users to wear a device all day and all night long. The Alta HR is proof that you can have a device that works as hard as you do without being ostentatious and without much sacrifice. Design: Familiar, yet more thoughtful The Alta HR looks nearly identical to the original Alta, and its symmetry is one of its…

Hospital Datacenters: Extinct in 5 Years?

Prominent healthcare executives are predicting a drastic shift from on-premise IT infrastructure into the cloud. That includes electronic health records, clinical decision support and analytics. Every time Carolinas HealthCare System gets rid of server or storage hardware, someone in the IT department takes out a roll of red tape. They cut off two pieces and lay those down on the floor in the shape of an X, as in: Do not put any new hardware here. “I used to be so proud of my datacenter,” Carolinas Chief Information and Analytics Officer Craig Richardville said. “Now I just can’t wait to get rid of my datacenter.” Other healthcare executives are of a similar mind. Count Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD, among those. “I predict that five years from now none of us will have datacenters,” Halamka said. “We’re going to go out to the cloud to find…

Apple Have Released a New Red Iphone for a Great Cause

Apple has released a number of new products with week with one being a new colour for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Some of the proceeds from the sales of the device alongside other red products sold by Apple will go to the charity, the Product Red initiative which is a global fund that helps fight HIV and Aids across the world. As well as this philanthropic endeavour Apple has updated its iPad line, dropping the “Air” branding on the product. Following the lead of the Mac lineup, it looks like the “Air” brand may have been a failure for the company. Many of the specs of the latest iPad line have stayed the same other than a speed boost, the device has the same camera, same screen resolution and the battery life remains untouched. The only changes from this product line update are coming from the differences…

9 Exciting Facts About Medical Robots

Medical robots do not only exist in sci-fi movies, they are coming to healthcare. If medical professionals want to utilize them successfully and do not want to fear the loss of their jobs, they should learn more about them. Here are the 9 most exciting medical robot facts. Do you remember how Anakin Skywalker was seriously burnt and lost his legs in the third episode of Star Wars, The Revenge of the Sith? And do you also remember how robot surgeons did the best they could to save him? In the very near future, similarly amazing robots might come to healthcare to save our lives, too. Medical robots do not only exist in sci-fi movies and the distant future, they are coming to healthcare and all stakeholders must prepare for them. Robots can support, assist and extend the service health workers are offering. In jobs with repetitive and monotonous functions…

The Technological Future of Surgery

The future of surgery offers an amazing cooperation between humans and technology, which could elevate the level of precision and efficiency of surgeries so high we have never seen before. Will we have Matrix-like small surgical robots? Will they pull in and out organs from patients’ bodies? The scene is not impossible. It looks like we have come a long way from ancient Egypt, where doctors performed invasive surgeries as far back as 3,500 years ago. Only two years ago, Nasa teamed up with American medical company Virtual Incision to develop a robot that can be placed inside a patient’s body and then controlled remotely by a surgeon. That’s the reason why I strongly believe surgeons have to reconsider their stance towards technology and the future of their profession. Surgeons have to rethink their profession Surgeons are at the top of the medical food chain. At least that’s the impression…

Technology Will Change the Future of Professional Sports!

Technology hijacked sports Instead of the stairs, you use an elevator to get to your office. You work on your desktop computer or laptop and use a smartphone. You use your credit card to pay for lunch. Technology became gradually part of our life, so it is normal that professional sports also started to exploit its possibilities. In Formula–1, cycling, swimming, or athletics professional timer services have appeared, thus making every thousandth of a second count. The hawk–eye technique has helped track the trajectory of balls in cricket since 2001 and in tennis since 2004. In the video replay, we can clearly see whether the ball was in or out. The performance of football players has been measured and assessed by a method introduced by UEFA in 2007. Sixteen cameras monitor the field so that officials are able to follow the trajectories of the players and the ball accurately. Goal–line…