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Medi USA unveils circaid juxtafit essentials armsleeve

7th Sep 2018

Medical device manufacturer Medi USA has unveiled new ready-to-wear circaid juxtafit essentials armsleeve. The armsleeve is an inelastic compression wrap for managing lymphedema and lipedema. Designed with patented juxtaposing band technology and made with a soft breathable fabric, the armsleeve applies graduated compression from the wrist to the upper ...

Courtesy: Superflex
Superflex becomes Seismic, takes over IP of Lumo

24th Aug 2018

Superflex has changed its name to Seismic and taken over the intellectual property (IP) of Lumo Bodytech, a motion science company known for its posture-correcting and fitness devices. Lumo's legacy products include the Lumo Lift Posture Coach and Lumo Run Running Coach, both designed to track body posture and form to improve everyday movement.

Courtesy: Emerald Textiles
Encore Textile takes over Emerald Textiles

9th Aug 2018

Encore Textile Services, a portfolio company of Los Angeles-based private investment firm Highland Avenue Capital Partners, has taken over Emerald Textiles, a San Diego-based healthcare linen service provider. This brings together two largest independent healthcare laundry providers in California - the combined entity having five locations on the West...

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Palarum PUP smart sock impresses French minister

8th Aug 2018

Palarum PUP smart patient sock technology was at the centre during visit of Bruno Le Maire, France's minister of Economy and Finance, to Texisense, the French company that made fabric pressure sensors and leads for the sock. It has patented technologies woven into conductive fabric, enabling real-time monitoring to prevent falls and enhance physical...

Courtesy: University of Southampton
Southampton Univ working on e-textile against arthritis

21st Jul 2018

Scientists at the University of Southampton are developing new e-textile technologies to mitigate the pain for people with arthritis. Dr. Kai Yang, a principal research fellow in the Smart Electronic Materials and Systems (SEMS) research group, has been awarded a £600,000 Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) fellowship for this...

Courtesy: NASA
Essity gets NASA contract to design OIG

17th Jul 2018

Essity has got a contract by NASA to design the next-generation JOBST compression orthostatic intolerance garment (OIG) for potential use on future Orion human deep-space missions. Post-spaceflight orthostatic intolerance means experiencing rapid heart rate, low blood pressure, or lightheadedness while standing upright or feeling faint upon return to...

Courtesy: 3m
3M unveils new adhesive for medical devices

21st Jun 2018

3M has unveiled another advanced adhesive for medical devices in the form of 3M Single Coated Medical Extended Wear Adhesive Nonwoven Tape on Liner (3M 4077), a pressure sensitive adhesive that offers omni-directional stretch for superior conformability and breathability. The thin, water-resistant tape offers excellent initial skin adhesion.

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Kappler develops suit to protect against Ebola

22nd May 2018

Protective apparel innovator Kappler has developed an economical suit to protect healthcare responders against the deadly Ebola virus and other biohazards. The NFPA certified suit, ProVent Plus, with use-and-dispose distinction provides emergency responders and healthcare workers faced with Ebola-infected body fluids and other biohazards proven...

Courtesy: Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Institute’s robot puts gowns on people’s arms

21st May 2018

A robot at the Georgia Institute of Technology has learned to put hospital gowns on people’s arms. The machine doesn’t use eyes. It relies on the forces it feels as it guides the garment onto a person’s hand, around the elbow and onto the shoulder. The work is part of a larger effort on robot-assisted dressing funded by the National Science Foundation...

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