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ARBreakfast, la app que enseña a comer a niños diabéticos

ARBreakfast, la app que enseña a comer a niños diabéticos | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Los avances tecnológicos pueden aliarse con la nutrición y el cuidado de la  salud, como demuestra este proyecto iniciado por el Medical Devices Research and Innovation-Mederi Living Lab vinculado a la Universidad Valenciana. El primer prototipo de la app de realidad aumentada se llama ARBreakfast y está diseñado para un target de niños entre 5 y 12 años.

Esta aplicación de nutrición tiene por objetivo que los niños sepan controlar el consumo de hidratos de carbono en las comidas, puesto que de éste depende el incremento de la glucemia. Para enseñar a los más pequeños a cuidar su diabetes, utiliza alimentos propios del desayuno como lácteos, farináceos y frutas.

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Biggest Innovations in Medical Technology in 2013

Biggest Innovations in Medical Technology in 2013 | Salud Publica | Scoop.it

 

The field of medical technology is incredibly exciting these days. Each breakthrough has the potential to impact the lives of thousands of patients, sometimes changing the course of medical history and forever improving the human experience. Such can be argued for antibiotics, x-rays, vaccines, or even things as seemingly simple as disposable medical instruments (an extremely important sanitary innovation). Year after year, teams of research physicians and engineers work to advance our knowledge and abilities.

 

 

This article reviews some of the most influential medical innovations of the past year. From new insights in the treatment of diabetes to a new type of optical surgical procedure, incredible innovations and advancements have been achieved this year.

 

 

 

 

Implant Relieving Severe Headache Pain

 

A new type of neuromodulation therapy has emerged that seems to be an effective treatment for cluster and migraine headaches. Neuromodulation therapy treats a cluster of nerves behind the face that signal headache pain. This device, implanted in the face by way of the mouth, is positioned to stimulate the facial nerve that relieves headaches when stimulated. A separate device, placed on the cheek, activates the device, relieving pain in as quickly as five to ten minutes. 

 

Bariatric Surgeries Treating Diabetes

Doctors who have performed bariatric surgery, also known as gastric bypass, have noted in the past that many of their patients had gone into diabetes remission as they recovered from surgery. This evidence has some health care professionals advocating gastric bypass treatment as an early tactic for fighting diabetes, instead of as a last-resort effort.

 

Bee Venom Treats HIV

One toxin found in bee venom, melittin, has been found to destroy HIV particles. Researchers claim that the particles break apart the physical structure of the virus, but are too small to have an impact on other cells within the body. A proposed method for distributing the chemical is a topical virucidal agent.

 

Detecting Skin Cancer with a Hand-held Device

Caught at an early stage, the survival rate for melanoma is 99 percent. In advanced stages, though, that rate drops to a mere 15 percent.

The good thing about the skin and its relation to cancer is that we can observe it. Visual detection is the best way to prevent advanced stage melanoma. Therefore checking moles and other discoloration on the skin regularly can be the best form of early detection. If a patient notices a change and brings it to the attention of their dermatologist, this new device is able to scan the area and report to the physician whether or not melanoma is present within a few seconds. It works by analyzing a database of over 10,000 images alongside a structural scan of the skin using military-grade optical technology. Clinical trials show that this device is nearly 98% effective.


Cataract Surgery at one Quadrillionth of a Second

Femtosecond laser technology will help improve the outcome in the more than 1.6 million annual cataract surgeries that are performed in the US annually. The apparatus, which separates the tissue by ablating and cleaving it, instead of cutting it, operates in one quadrillionth of a second. Its speed and precision help reduce swelling post-op, allow less time to be spent on the eye, and help the surgeon be more accurate with the implant. Optical surgeons across the globe are eager to implement this new device in order to improve their practice.

 

 

More at the original at : http://medcitynews.com/2013/12/biggest-innovations-medical-technology-2013/


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Sunny Huang's curator insight, January 12, 2014 1:23 AM
These days medical technologies are growing really fast. With the amount of hard work and effort scientists, researchers, and doctors have put in, many medical problems are being solved. I can't wait to enter the medical field and see what my knowledge can do to save people's lives.
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Diabetes patients who use digital tools self-report better health - Survey

Diabetes patients who use digital tools self-report better health - Survey | Salud Publica | Scoop.it

New survey data from digital health agency Klick Health shows that diabetes patients who use digital tools to manage their health also feel healthier.


Klick Health employed Survey Sampling International (SSI) to poll 2,000 American adults with diabetes either online or via the telephone.


Based on responses about how they use technology to manage their health, they segmented the group into three categories: those who manage their health daily or weekly with integrated digital technologies (integrators), those who go online to seek health information on a monthly basis (seekers), and those who don’t use the internet to manage their health at all (traditionalists).


The integrators group, the true digital health users, made up just 18 percent of the sample, but 13 percent of integrators reported being in excellent health. Seekers made up 47 percent of the sample and 4 percent of seekers said they were in excellent health. Finally, the remaining 35 percent were traditionalists, and only 2 percent of that group reported being in excellent health. 


Because it’s a survey based on self-reported health status, the data doesn’t prove that connected patients are actually healthier than non-connected patients. But it does provide evidence that either they’re healthier or they believe they’re healthier, which is significant in and of itself.

Nineteen percent of patients reported using mobile technology for a health-related activity. Of these, most wanted more data-driven interactions with their doctors. Two-thirds said they would like an app to remind them to take their medication, 75 percent wanted apps to connect them with their doctors, and 78 percent were open to sharing personally-collected health data with their doctors.


Overall, 80 percent of the mobile connected group were interested in having an app recommended to them by their doctor.



more at http://mobihealthnews.com/40600/survey-diabetes-patients-who-use-digital-tools-self-report-better-health/



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Diabète Côté Femme's curator insight, February 17, 2015 9:59 AM

le rôle des médecins dans la recommandation des applications clairement mis en lumière ...un article relevé par Rémy Teston 

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HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY

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Great tool
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¿Podría una app que analiza imágenes del ojo en el móvil sustituir el pinchazo en el dedo? - MedCity News

¿Podría una app que analiza imágenes del ojo en el móvil sustituir el pinchazo en el dedo? - MedCity News | Salud Publica | Scoop.it

Monitorización de la glucosa sin sangre: muchos han intentado, ninguno ha tenido éxito. Al menos todavía.

 

No hay duda de por qué la comunidad diabetes querría deshacerse de la lanceta y la rutina diaria de tiras de prueba de un método más barato y más conveniente de monitorear los niveles de azúcar en la sangre.

 

En su laboratorio en la Universidad de Toledo, profesor de bioingeniería Brent Cameron ha pasado años estudiando maneras de utilizar la luz para medir de forma no invasiva de glucosa en sangre. Compañía de dispositivos médicos Libertad Meditech, que desarrolló un dispositivo médico oftalmológico que permitirá a los profesionales de atención oftalmológica a los pacientes de la pantalla para la diabetes durante los exámenes de rutina , algo de su licencia la tecnología de hace varios años.

 

Ahora, una startup con sede en Toledo llamada IRISense LLC está en las primeras etapas de la comercialización de de su investigación en la forma de una aplicación para smartphone que predice los niveles de glucosa en la sangre a partir de imágenes del ojo.



leer en: http://medcitynews.com/2013/10/company-replace-diabetes-finger-prick-quick-cellphone-picture-eye/#ixzz2i4RsiqPV


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Vinuesa vallas y cercados's curator insight, October 18, 2013 9:59 AM

Ahora, una startup con sede en Toledo llamada IRISense LLC está en las primeras etapas de la comercialización de de su investigación en la forma de una aplicación para smartphone que predice los niveles de glucosa en la sangre a partir de imágenes del ojo.