Tag Archives: Tech

Tech sites hype Apple Watch for COVID-19 prediction without providing the evidence

Milwaukee oncologist Michael Thompson, MD, wrote to me yesterday morning (February 10)  about an article – “New Study Suggests Apple Watch Heart Rate Sensor Can Predict COVID-19 Up to a Week Before a Swab Test” – promoted on Twitter by MacRumors.com. The story was about the so-called Warrior Watch Study at Mount Sinai Medical Center in… Read More »

Novo Nordisk lays out $1.8B for Emisphere and its oral delivery tech

Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk made waves last year with the approval of its oral diabetes med Rybelsus. Now, it’s snapping up the drug delivery specialist behind that formulation to boost its oral biologics offerings across a range of diseases. Novo will buy out Roseland, New Jersey-based Emisphere Technologies for $ 1.8 billion to get its hands on the company’s tablet… Read More »

Elon Musk demonstrates brain-computer tech Neuralink in live pigs

A pig with a Neuralink implant. Screengrab of live demo Elon Musk’s brain-machine interface company, Neuralink, conducted a live demo of its technology on Friday, showing a coin-sized device without wires. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO brought along three pigs, who had varying levels of interest in cooperating. Eventually, the audience was shown real-time neural… Read More »

Boston Sci’s DIRECTSENSE Ablation Monitoring Tech Coming to U.S.

Boston Scientific is releasing in the United States its DIRECTSENSE Technology for live monitoring of cardiac tissue during radiofrequency ablation procedures. The capability is designed for use on the company’s RHYTHMIA HDx Mapping System along with the INTELLANAV MiFi Open-Irrigated ablation catheter and it works by measuring the change in electrical impedance of the tissue… Read More »

Apple stole tech for watch, Masimo claims in patent suit

Bloomberg—Apple is accused of stealing trade secrets and improperly using Masimo inventions related to health monitoring in its Apple Watch. Masimo, which develops signal processing technology for healthcare monitors, and its spinoff, Cercacor Laboratories, claim in a lawsuit that Apple got secret information under the guise of a working relationship and then hired away key… Read More »

Harvard undergrad Michael Chen works at the corner of med and tech

Michael Chen ’20 is spending the summer in the Department of Biomedical Informatics lab at Harvard Medical School, where he has worked since he started at the College. The applied math concentrator, who has always been intrigued by the intersection of medicine and technology, published a paper as first author this spring about a computer… Read More »