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Today's Issue of Medical Device Daily

Monday, December 22, 2014

Today's Headlines

SetPoint Medical initiates study of bioelectronic therapy for Crohn's

One of the most frustrating aspects of Crohn's Disease, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), is that there is no one-size-fits-all treatment, so to speak. Patients diagnosed with Crohn's often have to try a series of different medications before finding the one that works best for them, and even then they may still end up needing major colorectal surgery.

Google Glass will be a game changer - sink or swim

My first exposure to Google Glass was in the summer of 2013, when the Medical Device Daily and BioWorld Today staff were given a chance to demo the technology at the Thomson Reuters Atlanta office. My first reaction to Glass, was that this was something straight out of those old Dragon Ball Z cartoons that I use to watch when I was in college. (MDD Perspectives)

Google faces potential challenges, roadblocks in getting Glass adopted

When Jay Zuerndorfer, a student researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta) received the opportunity to develop an application for Google Glass it was like a dream come true. Zuerndorfer and a research team from Georgia Tech were able to create speech-to-text software for Google Glass that helps hard-of-hearing users with everyday conversations. A hard-of-hearing person wears Glass while a second person speaks directly into a smart phone.


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