In a study of 12 healthy male volunteers, a wearable biosensor that is placed on the chest, called the VitalScout, provided an accurate assessment of physiological parameters—heart rate and respiration rate—that are used to calculate stress.
In a perfect world, medical devices would never need to be modified for recalls, corrective actions, or upgrades. But in the quest for device perfection, it is important to recognize that even with the best design and foresight applied to a product’s use, something can go wrong with a piece of equipment, requiring some type […]Read More
The following terms are intended to help increase our community’s vocabulary in this era of converging medical devices and information technologies. In particular, the terms below are ones that most health care IT leaders use to describe and manage their budgets and resources, and/or identify the major organizations that are presently influencing our combined industry. […]Read More
The movement of gases into and out of the lungs is the key to life. A simple and complex process, respiration involves both conscious and automatic efforts. The brain sends impulses down the phrenic nerve to the diaphragm, causing it to contract, which starts normal respiration. We can consciously take a deep breath, exhale deeply, […]Read More