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Today's Issue of Medical Device Daily

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Today's Headlines

NewCo on the Go: Mechanical engineer invents new heart valve replacement procedure

After watching his father die from heart valve disease, Bret Park, a mechanical engineer from Salt Lake City, used his expertise in fluid dynamics to develop a new procedure to replace leaking or regurgitating heart valves without touching the heart.

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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