New way of using Electrical impedance tomography allows visualizing lung function with high accuracy

Electrial Impedance Tomography (EIT) has been known and studied since early 1980s. Multiple research groups have been working on various applications including monitoring of gastric emptying, lung monitoring, lung perfusion, cardiac and neurological function. Despite the big potential of EIT technology, it still hasn’t been implemented in normal clinical practice. It appears that other methods like CT and MRI are dominant. But CT is dangerous procedure especially if there is a need for constant monitoring. MRI in other hand is expensive and not always accessible. Implementing EIT measurement is really complex due to body bioelectrical properties and small signals reaching 100µV meaning that different impedance distributions can generate same results. A decade ago, technology has been improved that allows building better EIT devices that could allow monitoring patients in the intensive care unit without side effects. Recent breakthrough was made by TU Wien, the Medical University of Vienna and the…

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How Medical Devices Are Helping Make Advancements In Medicine

The medical device industry is strong and it’s only going to get stronger as new technological advances help doctors and medical professionals improve medical research and patient care. The biggest and best technological advancements and innovations in medicine are often a huge blessing. Today’s technological advancements in the medical field help improve patient conditions more often than not. How does the medical profession benefit from today’s new technology? We’ll share the technological advancements that are improving the world of medicine.

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As Technology Expands, Medicine Often Benefits

Crunching The Numbers The human brain is a supercomputer unlike anything mankind has ever been able to design. Though technology doubles on itself every eighteen months, much how Moore’s Law describes, it has still yet to reach the potential of the mind. Still, it is ever advancing onward, and scientists believe a “singularity” will come. This singularity will be the point at which artificial intelligence surpasses human intelligence. Thankfully, this event horizon is still several digital twilight hours away. In the meantime, the kind of technological development seen in the 21st century is quickly optimizing medical understanding and procedures by providing practitioners the requisite tools. One of those tools is digital information compendiums kept in blogs and on niche-centered websites. The kind of information available to someone who knows what to look for is essentially endless, giving practitioners more treatment ammunition than ever. Additionally, as discoveries are made, they are…

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How Health IT is Helping to Improve the Lives of Patients

Health IT has essentially created a new ecosystem that is helping to improve the lives of patients, while also making life easier for physicians.  In the past, if a patient was sick or needed help with anything, they either had to make an appointment to see a doctor, or drop in at the emergency room.  Patients can now, however, take advantage of the technology available to speed up care. It is now possible for patients to receive a diagnosis from a remote area by receiving a consultation via video chat.  Patients also have access to health wearables which can help to monitor everything from heart rate to blood glucose levels.  The data from these devices can be sent immediately to health care providers to ensure a patient is in adequate health.

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A basic understanding of Medical Research

What is medical research? Medical research can be described as any research conducted with the aim of supporting and furthering the development of medical knowledge. In recent years, medical research has directly resulted in the emergence of countless new treatments and vaccines, and has helped to increase scientists’ understanding of the workings of the human body and the mechanisms of diseases.

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Great tool to play with biosignals – biomedical shield for arduino

Medical equipment is expensive and not always accessible for wide audience. In fact in any biomedical measuring instrument there are nothing very special – here you can find ADC, analog front-end with low noise op-amp, some sort of controller. But the main part what makes it different from consumer electronics is safety. Because device is connected to your body through some sort of electrodes, there is always a risk of electric shock. So power supply has to be isolated if it is powered from mains. There might be other additional safety circuitry to prevent possible hazard. And of course there are many safety regulations ans certificates to overcome before device can be used with patients. This is where main cost comes from. It doesn’t mean that you cannot experiment with your body signals. You only need to know what are you doing. If you are building your own circuit to…

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Getting to know about Medical Alert Comparison

This platform has been developed keeping in mind the needs of the seniors and the elderlies. In order to provide them convenience and efficiency this virtual platform was developed to offer them a reliable medical alert system. It has helped many seniors in more than one ways, giving their health and lives the first priority, which was the main aim behind the creation of Medical Alert Comparison. The professionals working for the entity have the same objective and goals that are communicated to them clearly and thus, they work towards it with dedication. The services offered by this entity are reliable and trustworthy. Also they are cost effective and are offered nationwide for the ease of the seniors and their loved ones. The entity ensures minimal time response against the queries and services of their clients. It also offers a free custom quote to its clients. This free custom quote…

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