Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New technology supports COVID-19 testing within seconds

The knowhow from the world's top experts in lung ultrasound were collected and organized in the software application. Their expertise is now quickly available to the medical community, in a functional way, free of charge, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Creating a low-cost ventilator for all

ETH Professor Kristina Shea and her team are busy developing a new ventilator. Their aim is to make it as inexpensive, modular and easy to use as possible—the ideal combination for any country that needs this medical device.

Diabetes

Smart contact lenses that diagnose and treat diabetes

Diabetes is called an incurable disease because once it develops, it does not disappear regardless of treatment. Having diabetes means a life-long obligation of insulin shots and monitoring of blood glucose levels. But what ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Reusable medical devices could help solve key COVID-19 problem

Shortages of medical supplies such as ventilators, face shields and masks has been a recurring problem during the COVID-19 pandemic and production has struggled to keep up. A Penn State team of researchers propose a novel ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers develop ventilator for coronavirus patients

A ventilator developed by researchers from the Medical Robotics Research Group of the University of Málaga (UMA) in just 20 days to strengthen health care response to COVID-19, is already being manufactured after receiving ...

Other

Lab creates 3-D printed nasal swabs during emergency shortage

The University of South Florida (USF) Health, Formlabs, a leading 3-D printing company, and Northwell Health, New York's largest healthcare provider, have announced they have successfully produced and tested a 3-D printed ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Artificial intelligence enables COVID-19 lung imaging analysis

For most patients who have died of COVID-19, the pandemic disease caused by a novel coronavirus, the ultimate cause of death was pneumonia, a condition in which inflammation and fluid buildup make it difficult to breathe. ...

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Medical device

A medical device is a product which is used for medical purposes in patients, in diagnosis, therapy or surgery. If applied to the body, the effect of the medical device is primarily physical, in contrast to pharmaceutical drugs, which exert a biochemical effect. Specific regional definitions of medical device vary slightly as detailed below. The medical devices are included in the category Medical technology.

Medical devices include a wide range of products varying in complexity and application. Examples include tongue depressors, medical thermometers, blood sugar meters, and X-ray machines.

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