The updated guidance clarifies how the program applies to medical devices that may address health inequities, as well as those that may increase access to care or provide a non-addictive treatment option to treat pain or addiction. It also clarifies the FDA’s current interpretation of the Breakthrough Device designation criteria.
Augmented reality (AR), with the help of artificial intelligence (AI), is providing healthcare professionals with the means to offer patients an unprecedented level of care and personalized treatments, and assisting MedTech and life sciences companies in product design and development. Yet, the potential of AR with AI in health care is still far from fully explored.
The Get Well platform is used at more than 70 Veteran Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs). Now that it is listed on the FedRAMP Marketplace, the Get Well digital patient engagement platform can be contracted by any government agency without additional security vetting required.
Pulvinar Neuro has received a $3 million dollar NIH grant to further its research on noninvasive transcranial alternating current stimulation for the treatment of depression.
This week Huma Therapeutics received FDA Class II 510(k) clearance for its Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) platform, potentially speeding approval of a variety of AI and machine-learning (ML)-powered digital health devices. We spoke with Kaushik Gune, U.S. Head of Healthcare at Huma, about the current state of digital health technologies, the value of partnerships to enhance the use of real world data and how digital health is likely to advance in the coming years.
There are several tactical approaches to design that can help medtech manufacturers inspire patient confidence in their products and ensure proper usage. Following are three ways you can help ease the burden of delivering and receiving quality care through product design.
Internet-enabled medical technologies have significantly improved the standard of care. They have also introduced a range of challenges for healthcare practitioners, administrators, and patients. The good news is these issues can be mitigated—or, in some cases, eliminated—in the engineering and design phase. Following are five key considerations for manufacturers to help foster connected healthcare’s continued acceleration.
UX (user experience) design processes are constantly evolving as the industry continues to embrace IoT technologies. With this evolution comes a need to focus on improving UX protocols in the design of medical devices.
Imagine a patient undergoing therapy being relaxed and enjoying the treatment, or receiving rewards for taking medicine religiously and on time. Creating a game-like experience can change patient perception of medical devices from boring or scary to engaging and attractive. This article covers ways to integrate gaming features into your medical devices, why games are so enticing and how they impact human behavior.
Infographics can propel MedTech research and campaigns and enhance the user experience. Here Fabricio Pamplona, co-founder of online infographic maker for scientists Mind the Graph, explores the power of visuals in MedTech and medical communication.