Sapiens Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

1.What is it? Edwards life sciences’ FDA approved Sapien 3 Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) is a revolutionary aortic valve replacement method that provides a significantly less invasive alternative to open heart surgery, in the treatment of aortic valve disease 2.Why is it important? With an ageing population worldwide, the incidence of valvular heart disease…

Butterfly iQ Handheld Ultrasound

1.What is it? The butterfly iQ is an FDA approved handheld ultrasound device designed by Butterfly Network Inc. to revolutionise the ultrasound market with its extremely competitive price point and handheld functionality Allowing for multipurpose scanning using just the help of the paired app installed on a phone or tablet linked via a cable to…

IBM Fingernail Sensor for Parkinson’s

1.What is it? This fingernail sensor is a wearable, wireless device being developed by the IBM research team that monitors changes in the degree of bend in the fingernail, offering surprising information on health status In particular the sensor measures grip strength, which has been associated with the effectiveness of medication in Parkinson’s disease, the…

gammaCore – Non-invasive Pain Relief for Cluster Attack and Migraine Sufferers

1.What is it? gammaCore and the updated gammaCore Sapphire are hand-held devices designed to use non-invasive electrical stimulation to assist in the relief of acute pain associated with episodic cluster headaches and migraines. ¹ Both versions of the device – FDA approved 2.Why is it important? Migraines affect approximately 3,000 people in every 1,000,000 of…