New Innoveative Medical Devices

Bayer has announces the Aleve Direct Therapy

Bayer has announced the Aleve Direct Therapy to help patients to temporarily relive lower back pain. Based on a drug-free TENS technology (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), the unit blocks the body’s pain signals with electrical nerve stimulation and releases endorphins in the areas of pain as a result of its patented waveform technology. The pad can be worn at the back throughout the day on the user’s lower back but not while sleeping, driving, operating heavy machinery or any other activity in which electrical stimulation can put one at risk of injury. A wireless remote control can be used to adjust the level of intensity as needed by the individual. The unit is Class II FDA medical device and priced at $49.99-$59.99 for single quantity. 



Roche Diabetes Care announces the Accu-Chek® Connect system

Roche Diabetes Care has announced the Accu-Chek® Connect system for blood glucose monitoring.  The system includes a meter, app (Android and iOS), and online portal. Patients can view, share, and access blood sugar data anytime, anywhere. Here is how it works. Blood test results are sent wirelessly from the Accu-Chek Aviva Connect meter to an app installed by the patient and /or the care takers. Data can also be stored in an online portal securely. The insulin requirement can be updated by the caretakers easily. Easy-to-understand charts are available to help patients to manage diet and physical activities. Photos can be added to remember the patient on what foods have been taken. Research has found that one of the most important requirements for healthcare device to work effectively is positive feedback. The Accu-Chek® Connect system provides a 3-day profile tool lets patients view trends to learn how activity, food choices, and insulin affect their blood sugar results. The unit is available at Walgreens, Rite Aid, and select CVS and Kroger pharmacies. The app is offered at no charge and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play.