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Before diving seals reduce blood flow to their blubber

Wearable Device Reveal Seals Prepare Themselves For Diving By Reducing Blood Flow To Their...

A team of researchers at the University of St Andrews in the UK developed a non-invasive wearable device that allows them to monitor what happens inside diving animals in unprecedented detail. Their device uses near-infrared spectroscopy to monitor blood volume and oxygenation of the animals. “It’s effectively like a Fitbit,” says lead researcher Chris McKnight. […]
Monash University blood pressure monitor

Monash University Researchers Develop Wearable Blood Pressure Monitor

Researchers at Monash University in Australia have developed a revolutionary, wearable blood pressure monitoring device that can continuously monitor blood pressure during a variety of activities including while exercising and during sleep. Read more SunTech and Valencell Partner Up for New Blood Pressure Measurement Solutions Conventionally, blood pressure is measured using a cuff device that […]
HemaShock Tourniquet

HemaShock: Emergency Auto-Transfusion Tourniquet Can Save Lives from Heart Attacks and Bleeding

During World War II, pilots used G-suits, which were meant to counteract g-forces that could prevent blood from pooling in the pilots’ legs, causing them to black out during flight. That invention inspired medical anti-shock trousers used in the 1950s to 1970s to stabilize hemorrhagic shock patients by shifting blood from their legs to their […]
iBeat heart watch on sale

iBeat Ships its Heart Watch to Pre-Order Customers, Also Available for Purchase

iBeat has announced the release and shipping of its iBeat Heart Watch. The company shipped the heart and blood flow monitoring smartwatch to 11,000+ pre-order customers and the watch is also available for purchase. Read more iBeat Announces New Funding for Wearable Heart Watch “We’ve spent the past two years building a breakthrough product that […]
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This “Smart Stent” Can Monitor Blood Flow and Detect Narrowing of Artery

Vascular stents are common metal or plastic tubes inserted into the arteries to keep the passageway open, allowing uninterrupted blood flow. However, for every three people who have had a stent implanted to keep clogged arteries open and prevent a heart attack, at least one will experience restenosis – the recurrence of plaque buildup causing […]