Pressure ulcers are a common malady for bedridden patients, a situation that clinicians have been struggling to improve significantly. There are devices that sense how long a part of a body has been pressed on for too long, beds that deflate and inflate different areas to provide temporary respite, and clinical routines that help to […]
The FDA granted Bruin Biometrics marketing approval for a wireless, hand-held scanner that warns doctors that their patients are at risk of developing pressure ulcers, or bedsores. The device is the first of its kind that assesses risk before damage shows up on the skin surface.
Do you think you own your own medical data? Your hospital and doctor records, lab and radiology tests, genetic information, even the actual tissue removed during a biopsy or other surgical procedure? Well, you don’t.