• Daniel Allen, Author at MedicalExpo e-Magazine
    The Smart Magazine About Medical Technology Innovations

    Daniel Allen

    Daniel Allen is a writer and a photographer. His work has featured in numerous publications, including CNN, BBC, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, National Geographic Traveller, Discovery Channel.

    Today we inhabit an increasingly connected world populated by smart homes, self-driving cars and numerous other devices and systems that enhance productivity and quality of life. According to the McKinsey consulting firm, we will be surrounded by 30 billion connected devices by the year 2020. Yet in laboratories,...

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     The migration of medical data onto the cloud presents challenges for both healthcare and cloud service providers. Today healthcare providers are increasingly integrating the cloud into their workflow. According to market research firm MarketsandMarkets, 2017 will see such providers spend upward of $5 billion on...

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    With 127 millions diabetic adults in China alone—almost a quarter of the global diabetic population—the country’s experience with the diabetes epidemic has become a health disaster. To begin filling the need for tailored solutions, last year Chinese pharmaceutical giant Hunan China Sun paid $2 million for a 20% stake...

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    With diabetes now a global health issue of epidemic proportions, the need for better blood glucose monitoring techniques is more urgent than ever. Yet the typically invasive nature of monitoring, which involves finger pricks, tests strips and portable blood glucose meters, has caused problems. Both type 1 and type 2...

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    Today, digital technology permeates nearly every demographic corner of society. High school students do their homework on iPads, octogenarians use Skype and contactless payment, and Fitbit trackers tell legions of wearers how healthy, or unhealthy, their lifestyles are. But there is one area where technical innovation...

    Amid growing concern over traumatic brain injury (TBI), more and more athletes are wearing head-mounted sensors that gauge the speed and force of the impacts sustained during competition.   Anyone who has seen the 2015 biographical sports drama, Concussion, featuring Will Smith as a Pittsburgh forensic pathologist,...

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    The healthcare industry’s digital systems and devices are under attack as never before.   This year, numerous hospitals across the United States have been the victims of so-called ransomware—malicious software that blocks access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid. For example, the Hollywood Presbyterian...

    It was in the 17th century that Englishman Robert Hooke first used a primitive microscope to sketch magnified insects. Over three centuries later, the evolution of the microscope continues to reveal new wonders and underpin groundbreaking scientific research.   Today there is an immense proliferation of microscopy...

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    Thanks to a new generation of prosthetic arms, patients can take a sensory step forward and “feel” again.   With approximately 10 to 15 million amputees in the world, those without arms or legs make up a significant percentage of our society. But these numbers don’t make everyday existence any less of a...

    The start-up Vivolight is currently one of China’s most promising biomedical device SMEs. It showcased two new products at the 75th China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF), held in April in Shanghai. MedicalExpo e-magazine talked with its founder and general manager, Zhu Rui. It was when Zhu Rui’s mother...

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