Medical Devices

Smart Toilet Seat

The smart toilet seat includes three key sensors: an electrocardiogram to measure electrical activity of the heart; a photoplethysmogram to measure blood oxygen levels; and a ballistocardiogram to measure the mechanical force of the heart pumping blood. Sensors in this battery-powered, cloud-connected toilet seat–based cardiovascular monitoring system successfully demonstrated cardiovascular monitoring of blood pressure, stroke [...]

April 4th, 2019|Categories: Infographic, Medical Devices, News|

Food Sensitivity Lab Test – Is it a medical device?

EverlyWell's test measures your body’s immune response to 96 foods to help provide guidance on what foods may be the best to choose for an elimination diet. It measures IgG Reactivity to 96 foods. A food reactivity is different than an immediately life-threatening food allergy. Food reactivity is a delayed immune response by the Immunoglobulin [...]

April 1st, 2019|Categories: Infographic, Medical Devices, V2019|

Is this body scanner a medical device?

Omron's Body Composition Monitor and Scale measures 7 fitness indicators including body fat percentage, body mass index (BMI), skeletal muscle, resting metabolism, visceral fat, body age and body weight. Download our "Are you making a medical device?" Whitepaper    

March 4th, 2019|Categories: Infographic, Medical Devices, V2019|

Highlights from HIMSS 2019

We really enjoyed attending the HIMSS 2019 Conference in February. It was fun to meet new folks and renew connections with others. Walt Maclay spoke at a well attended "Wearable Devices and Batteries" session. It generated interest in our Universal Health-Sensor Platform and our work on wearable devices. Thanks to Deborah Borfitz for the interview [...]

March 4th, 2019|Categories: Batteries, Medical Devices, V2019, Wearable Devices|

Is this “smart toilet” a medical device?

The smart toilet seat includes three key sensors: an electrocardiogram to measure electrical activity of the heart; a photoplethysmogram to measure blood oxygen levels; and a ballistocardiogram to measure the mechanical force of the heart pumping blood. Sensors in this battery-powered, cloud-connected toilet seat–based cardiovascular monitoring system successfully demonstrated cardiovascular monitoring of blood pressure, stroke [...]

February 15th, 2019|Categories: Infographic, Medical Devices, V2019, Wearable Devices, Whitepaper|

Wearable and Remote Patient Monitoring Webinar Now Available

Pitfalls of Medically Accurate Measurements In this webinar, Walt Maclay covers common bio-sensors used in wearables for remote patient monitoring and how to get medically accurate measurements. Heart rate. Heart rate is simple to implement in theory, but difficult to measure on the wrist. Measuring the electrical EKG signal requires good contact with the skin, [...]

January 30th, 2019|Categories: Medical Devices, News, V2019, Video, Wearable Devices|

Notes from US-Japan MedTech Frontiers 2018

US-Japan MedTech Frontiers promotes medical device innovation and American-Japanese collaboration. Voler Systems is pleased to represent Silicon Valley Companies and to foster discussion on important issues regarding the competitiveness of our two regions. Walt Maclay gave a presentation to an audience of engineers, startup executives, managers, and investors. Here is an edited transcript of questions [...]

Demo of Voler’s Universal Health Sensor Platform

Transcript: This is the Universal Health Sensor Platform. There is a pulse oximeter attached to my finger and connected to the platform, which is then sending the data to the cloud, which is a platform created by Medium One. It displays real time data. It can also do real time processing. I'm connecting [...]

January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Medical Devices, Video, Wearable Devices|

Dr. Bertalan Mesko on the “Future Trends Help You Choose The Most Fitting Medical Specialty.”

Medical device developers hoping to increase adoption for innovative new devices can take a few pointers from Bertalan Mesko's recent article for medical students: "Future Trends Help You Choose The Most Fitting Medical Specialty." Mesko identifies four essential shifts already underway: Digital capture and storage of patient medical information will enable broader access and through that [...]

December 11th, 2018|Categories: Medical Devices, V2018|

Exploratory Data Analysis

Doctors and researchers cry "I want the data" First published at https://www.sensorsmag.com/embedded/medical-sensors-design-conference-2018-doctors-and-researchers-cry-i-want-data The human body gives off billions of data points every day. Imagine if we could collect that data and make sense of it. We could actually provide health recommendations to patients based on real data analysis. That is what medical researchers and clinical [...]

October 15th, 2018|Categories: Medical Devices, News, V2018|