medical technology

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Internet Medicine will constantly evolove with continual improvement of both medical technology, and the improvements in ways to discover medical technology. That is why it would help the healthcare worker to kept updated not only in the changes in Medicine brought about by the internet, but also to keep track of the changes in the technology of the internet itself, such as mobile tech, wireless tech, broadband tech.  These fields  show no sign of slowing down.  Not only are new medical devices, programs discovered, but the TECHNOLOGY to discover these innovations are improving.  An apt analogy would be that, we know there is gold down below, but that we are improving ways to get to that gold.

Fields to watch  are the innovations in optics, and nanotechnology.


Here’s just a sampling of some recent discoveries in medical technologies:

Big leap in bio-engineering: scientists simulate an entire organism in software for the first time ever

July 22, 2012

J. Craig Venter Institute creates first synthetic life form

May 21, 2012

 Eulerian Blood Flow

Eulerian Video Magnification for Revealing Subtle Changes in the World

Well a MIT group is bridging the gap between the tricorder and an iPhone with some cool image processing algorithms.

All kinds of stuff is taking place at MIT.

Here’s one about “Gelsight”, which shows the microscopic surface structure through use of a gel

Here’s a video that shows what it is about:


Da big momma of research sites

Athinoula Martinos Center for Biomedical Engineering

At Harvard Medical School

The Martinos Center’s dual mission includes translational research and technology development. The core technologies being developed and used at the Center are magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS), magnetoencephalography (MEG) and electroencephalograpy (EEG), near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and diffuse optical tomography (DOT), Positron emission tomography (PET), electrophysiology, molecular imaging, and computational image analysis. A particular area of innovation at the Center is Multimodal Functional Neuroimaging, which involves the integration of imaging technologies. We are also world leaders in the development of primate neuroimaging techniques. Major areas of research at the Center include: psychiatric, neurologic and neurovascular disorders; basic and cognitive neuroscience; cardiovascular disease; cancer; and more. With an extensive and expanding inventory of state-of-the-art imaging facilities, a world-class team of investigators and collaborators, and important government, industry and private supporters, the Martinos Center is leading the way to new advances and applications in biomedical imaging.


Our goal is to develop new algorithms for medical image analysis and visualization of medical imagery. We build computational models of anatomical and functional variability from medical images and develop methods for making predictions for new subjects based on images and prior information.

We collaborate extensively with clinical researchers and neuroscientists to apply these methods in surgical planning and navigation, population studies and basic neuroscience.

 Sharper ultrasound images could improve diagnostics

                                                                                                                                    New system developed at MIT allows precise measurements and tracking of disease progression.

Ultrasound images, known as sonograms, have become a familiar part of pregnancy, allowing expectant parents a view of their unborn child. But new research at MIT could improve the ability of untrained workers to perform basic ultrasound tests, while allowing trained workers to much more accurately track the development of medical conditions, such as the growth of a tumor or the buildup of plaque in arteries.

The improvements to this widely used technology could provide detailed information far beyond what is possible with existing systems, the researchers say. The work, led by Brian W. Anthony, co-director of MIT’s Medical Electronic Device Realization Center (MEDRC) and director of the Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Program, was recently presented at the International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging in Barcelona, Spain.

Echo Systems: Transdermal Technology

Echo Therapeutics is a transdermal medical device company with deep expertise in advanced skin permeation technology. We are developing ourPrelude® SkinPrep System as a platform technology to allow for significantly enhanced and painless skin permeation that will enable two important applications:

  • Analyte extraction: With the Symphony® tCGM System for needle-free, continuous glucose monitoring of hospital patients as the first application.
  • Needle-free drug delivery: With the delivery of topical lidocaine as the first application. Additional applications for painless, needle-free delivery of drugs are planned.

Our Prelude SkinPrep System incorporates a patented, dynamic feedback control algorithm for optimal skin permeation control. Prelude allows for precise, highly effective and completely painless skin permeation prior to analyte extraction or drug delivery




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