The Week In... Medical Devices (22-26/04)
  • Posted on: 26/04/2019
  • Category: Industry

The Week In... Medical Devices (22-26/04)

Apps designed to help with depression are selling personal data to Google, pacemakers could soon be powered by heartbeats, and what could the potential effects of an NHS patient data sharing milestone be? Top medical devices headlines here -

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Pacemakers powered by heartbeats on the horizon

Pacemakers powered by the energy of the heart are on the horizon in a breakthrough which could end the need for ongoing surgery to replace failing batteries.

Depression apps are selling your data to Google, study finds

Many of the apps designed to track a user’s progress are sharing the personal details they collect with third parties, like Google and Facebook, without consent.

The potential effects of an NHS patient data sharing milestone

The NHS’s bid to create new regional patient records, combining GP, hospital, and other health and social care information, took a major step forward recently when a group of providers signed a ground-breaking deal.

Can a New Medical Device Help Treat ADHD?

New research examines the prospects for nerve stimulation and neuro-modulation.

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