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How virtual reality might help surgeons master new medical devices

Jun 3, 2019
In-person support by sales reps and manufacturers might soon be a thing of the past.
In a simulated exercise, third-year orthopedic surgery resident J.P. Wanner practices making repairs to a dislocated hip on Osso VR's virtual reality platform. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is among a dozen institutions test piloting the technology.
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The FDA wants more medical devices in your pocket

Dec 20, 2017
The agency is being led by a venture capitalist who is taking some cues from the tech industry.
The FDA is working with companies like Fitbit to streamline the approval process for health and medical software.
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How can you be sure a medical app actually works?

Aug 20, 2014
Some lawyers are calling for more regulation of medical apps.

We really are living in the (medical) future

Jul 28, 2014
Dr. Goel is trying to do for medicine what Google did for information technology.

Your medical devices could be vulnerable to cyber threats

Jul 10, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration wants manufacturers to improve the cybersecurity of medical devices.

Cheaper walkers, wheelchairs on their way

Jul 1, 2013
Medicare drops reimbursement prices on loads of medical equipment on Monday.