Monthly Archives: December 2012

Printing Organs On 3-D Printer

We might soon have new organs printed for us on demand. Yes, Printed. You may have heard about 3-printers that create 3-D models from a computer aided design model (CAD). A new partnership is bringing together a leading bio-engineering firm and a 3-D design and software company. Check the press release below and tell me … Continue reading Printing Organs On 3-D Printer

iPhone & iPad Pulse Oximeter

Irvine, California – December 13, 2012 – In keeping with its commitment to excellence and innovation, Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) today announced the debut of the iSpO2™ pulse oximeter cable and sensor with Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion Masimo SET® technology for use with iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with 30-pin connector. iSpO2™ uses the same … Continue reading iPhone & iPad Pulse Oximeter

Third World Wheel Chair Innovation (Video)


This week in Health Tech I wanted to feature a story that underlines the purpose of this program as well as what is, I believe, the underlying purpose of the health technology industry: To improve the health and lives of individuals in fundamental ways.

OmniPod New Smaller Insulin Pump Approved

BEDFORD, MA–(Marketwire – Dec 14, 2012) –  Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD), the leader in tubeless insulin pump technology, today announced that the Company has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the next-generation OmniPod® Insulin Management System. The new OmniPod insulin pump is more than one-third smaller and one-quarter lighter than … Continue reading OmniPod New Smaller Insulin Pump Approved

Paralyzed Woman Eats with Robot Arm

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 16, 2012 – Reaching out to “high five” someone, grasping and moving objects of different shapes and sizes, feeding herself dark chocolate. For Jan Scheuermann and a team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC, accomplishing these seemingly ordinary tasks demonstrated for the first time that a person … Continue reading Paralyzed Woman Eats with Robot Arm

Wireless Thermometer Connects to Smartphone (Video)


In this episode of Health Tech Weekly, let’s look at a useful tool for parents with sick children. Parents with young children don’t always know when their child’s temperature spikes and their fever goes up.

HT Weekly Goes to CES 2013 (Video)


Coming up in January I’ll be joining the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 coverage team from the Tech Podcast network for the second year, focusing on medical technology and digital health products. Together with the other tech podcast network hosts, we’ll be covering the consumer electronics show so you’ll feel as if you were there yourself!