New medical device technology set to benefit patients

smartAs regular readers of Digital Journal will be aware, health technology and digital health have introduced a range of important innovations. Many of these involve ‘connected technology.’ We survey five new innovations.

Research into connected devices is leading to new generation medical aids that are ending up in hands of patients. Here the world of Internet of Things technology has extended into the realm of medical device development. One of the first connected devices to appear was the so-called ‘smart’ inhaler (used for delivering medication into the body via the lungs). The device sends usage data remotely to medics, as well as to the user’s smartphone. The devices were profiled on Digital Journal earlier this year.

By Tim Sandle | Digital Journal


About Peter Coffaro 1104 Articles
A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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