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Walter Jessen is Principal at Highlight Health Media, which publishes Highlight HEALTH Tech. He's also a senior writer at Highlight HEALTH Tech.

Skin Patch Senses When You Need Medicine

A group of South Korean researchers have developed a skin patch that not only dispenses drugs continuously, but also has the ability to determine when it’s time to start or stop taking medicine.

Skin patch for drug delivery

Nerve Stimulation Headband Gains FDA Approval for Treatment of Migraine Headaches

The FDA recently approved marketing of the first prescription device as a preventative treatment for migraine headaches.


A Real-time 3D “Flashlight” to See Inside the Heart, Blood Vessels

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed the technology for a catheter-based device that would provide forward-looking, real-time, three-dimensional imaging of the inside of the heart, coronary arteries and peripheral blood vessels. The device could better guide surgeons working in the heart and may allow more of a patient’s clogged arteries to be cleared without major surgery.

Single chip catheter-based imaging device

Wayfinding: A Remedy for Poor Hospital Design

If you’ve ever tried to find the right entrance or navigate the maze of hallways, this will come as no surprise: hospitals have a design problem. Confusing layouts and poor signage only heighten patients’ anxiety, often at a time when stress should be minimized.

Hospital directions

Google Building ‘Smart’ Contact Lens for Diabetics

Google recently announced that it’s building a “smart contact lens” to help diabetics keep track of their glucose levels.

Google smart contact lens for diabetics