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Engineers develop 3D printed ventilator splitters

Engineers develop 3D printed ventilator splitters

The prototype was developed in response to the urgent need for more ventilators to treat patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome caused by COVID-19.

A robotic COVID-19 testing lab

A robotic COVID-19 testing lab

Scientists are creating from scratch a diagnostic lab with the capability to process more than 1,000 patient samples per day.

3D printed rubbery brain implants

3D printed rubbery brain implants

Engineers are working on developing soft, flexible neural implants that can gently conform to the brain’s contours and monitor activity over longer periods.

Robots uncover connections between mind and walking control

Robots uncover connections between mind and walking control

Researchers used robots to study how our brains adjust to changes in our walking strides, gaining insights that could be used to develop better physical rehabilitation programs.

Deep learning system used for diagnosing skin diseases

Deep learning system used for diagnosing skin diseases

An AI algorithm is capable of diagnosing 134 skin disorders and supporting specialists by augmenting the accuracy of diagnoses and predicting treatment options.

The risks of using 3D printing to make PPE

The risks of using 3D printing to make PPE

A researcher provides caution on the use of 3D printing to make masks and other PPE for individuals on the front lines of the Covid-19 crisis.

AI for very young brains

AI for very young brains

Scientists have developed an innovative new technique that uses artificial intelligence to better define the different sections of the brain in newborns during a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam.

3D printed implants for treatment of bone defects

3D printed implants for treatment of bone defects

BellaSeno GmbH will design and manufacture personalized, 3D-printed, absorbable implants suitable for the treatment of diabetes patients with bone defects.

Printable rubber-like material could replace human tissue

Printable rubber-like material could replace human tissue

Researchers have created a material with a unique set of properties, which could act as a replacement for human tissue in medical procedures.

An universal carrier ink for 3D printing

An universal carrier ink for 3D printing

Researchers have produced a gel from cellulose fibres and biodegradable nanoparticles that liquifies when pressed through the nozzle of a 3D printer, but then quickly returns to its original shape.

4D printing may speed development of therapeutics

4D printing may speed development of therapeutics

Researchers have created a 4D printer capable of constructing patterned surfaces that recreate the complexity of cell surfaces.

Producing human tissue in space

Producing human tissue in space

The University of Zurich has sent adult human stem cells to the International Space Station to explore the production of human tissue in weightlessness.

Imaging technique to study 3D printed brain tumors

Imaging technique to study 3D printed brain tumors

Researchers demonstrated a methodology that combines the bioprinting and imaging of glioblastoma cells in a way that more closely models what happens inside the human body.

AI outperform doctors: Experts express concerns

AI outperform doctors: Experts express concerns

Many studies claiming that AI is as good as (or better than) human experts at interpreting medical images are of poor quality and are arguably exaggerated, warn researchers in The BMJ.

AI in healthcare – hype, hope and reality

AI in healthcare – hype, hope and reality

Currently, we are too focused on the topic of AI. In order, however, to leverage AI technology several challenges have to be mastered and a proper framework has to be established.

Portable AI device predicts outbreaks based on coughing

Portable AI device predicts outbreaks based on coughing

A portable surveillance device powered by machine learning can detect coughing and crowd size in real time, then analyze the data to directly monitor flu-like illnesses trends.

AI taps human wisdom for better cancer diagnosis

AI taps human wisdom for better cancer diagnosis

A new system combining artificial intelligence with human knowledge promises faster and more accurate cancer diagnosis.

Smart algorithm analyses whole brain vasculature

Smart algorithm analyses whole brain vasculature

Scientists have developed a technique for visualising the structures of all the brain's blood vessels including any pathological changes.

Using AI to assess ulcerative colitis

Using AI to assess ulcerative colitis

Researchers develop an AI system that effectively evaluates endoscopic mucosal findings from patients with ulcerative colitis without the need for biopsy collection.

Re-association of body parts using VR

Re-association of body parts using VR

Researchers report that a re-association of the right thumb with a virtual left arm can be induced by visuo-motor synchronization in a virtual environment.

Modern VR and AR device can help simulate sight loss

Modern VR and AR device can help simulate sight loss

Virtual/augmented reality devices can simulate some of the key difficulties experienced due to glaucoma, suggests new study from City, University of London.

VR for early detection of MS balance problems

VR for early detection of MS balance problems

The UNC School of Medicine lab of Jason Franz, PhD, created virtual reality experiments to show how a potentially portable and inexpensive test could reduce falls and related injuries in people with multiple sclerosis.

Bringing physiotherapy home with VR

Bringing physiotherapy home with VR

Virtual reality could help physiotherapy patients complete their exercises at home successfully thanks to researchers who managed to combine VR technology with 3D motion capture.

Virtual games help people stand and walk in rehab

Virtual games help people stand and walk in rehab

Virtual reality video games, activity monitors, and handheld computer devices can help people stand as well as walk, the largest trial worldwide into the effects of digital devices in rehabilitation has found.

VR supports the treatment of children with brain injury

VR supports the treatment of children with brain injury

Research confirms the efficiency of using computer-based programmes and virtual reality for improving children's attention and social skills.

An ankle exoskeleton aids running

An ankle exoskeleton aids running

Researchers find that a motorized device that attaches around the ankle and foot can drastically reduce the energy cost of running.

Researchers are developing a ‘pandemic drone’ to detect coronavirus

Researchers are developing a ‘pandemic drone’ to detect coronavirus

A ‘pandemic drone’ to remotely monitor and detect people with infectious respiratory conditions is being developed.

Prostheses could alleviate amputees' phantom limb pain

Prostheses could alleviate amputees' phantom limb pain

New prosthetic technologies that stimulate the nerves could pave the way for prostheses that feel like a natural part of the body and reduce the phantom limb pain commonly endured by amputees.

Thai hospitals deploy 'ninja robots' to battle coronavirus

Thai hospitals deploy 'ninja robots' to battle coronavirus

Thai hospitals are deploying "ninja robots" to measure fevers and protect the health of overburdened medical workers on the frontlines of the outbreak.

Fighting hand tremors with AI and robots

Fighting hand tremors with AI and robots

Researchers have tapped AI techniques to build an algorithmic model that will make the robots more accurate, faster, and safer when battling hand tremors.

Bionic medicine: towards improved cochlear implants

Bionic medicine: towards improved cochlear implants

Researchers have developed a computer model which predicts the neuronal activation patterns that the cochlear implant creates in the auditory nerve fibers.

Diabetes: 3D printed sensors for breath tests

Diabetes: 3D printed sensors for breath tests

Researchers have developed a procedure to produce extremely sensitive and energy-efficient sensors using 3D printing.

Wearable strain sensor uses light for monitoring

Wearable strain sensor uses light for monitoring

Researchers have developed a novel wearable strain sensor based on the modulation of optical transmittance of a carbon nanotube (CNT)-embedded elastomer.

3D printed sensor invented for wearables

3D printed sensor invented for wearables

Researchers have utilized 3D printing and nanotechnology to create a durable, flexible sensor for wearable devices to monitor everything from vital signs to athletic performance.

Smart insoles unlock the secrets of your sole

Smart insoles unlock the secrets of your sole

Researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have developed an AI-powered, smart insole that instantly turns any shoe into a portable gait-analysis laboratory.

Skin-mounted sensors monitor babies in the developing world

Skin-mounted sensors monitor babies in the developing world

Researchers have developed a wireless monitoring system for newborn babies that can easily be implemented to provide clinical-grade care in nearly any setting.

Sensor predicts worsening heart failure before hospitalization

Sensor predicts worsening heart failure before hospitalization

A wearable sensor could help doctors remotely detect critical changes in heart failure patients days before a health crisis occurs and could prevent hospitalization.

A genetic nano-toolkit for new biomaterials

A genetic nano-toolkit for new biomaterials

Researchers developed a modular system for the genetic reprogramming of bacteria, thereby turning the organisms into cell factories for multifunctional magnetic nanoparticles.

App detects side effect of breast cancer treatment

App detects side effect of breast cancer treatment

Commercially available app-based technology now makes early detection of lymphedema easier, allowing for proactive treatment.

Microscopic particles offer treatment for skin diseases

Microscopic particles offer treatment for skin diseases

Researchers used a skin cream infused with microscopic particles, named STAR particles, for therapy of Skin diseases

Video-game therapy may help treat ADHD

Video-game therapy may help treat ADHD

A trial suggests that a digital intervention for paediatric ADHD might help to improve inattention with minimal adverse effects.

Therapies without drugs

Therapies without drugs

Researchers are investigating the potential of microimplants to stimulate nerve cells and treat chronic conditions like asthma, diabetes, or Parkinson’s disease.

A pill-sized heating device for diagnostic testing

A pill-sized heating device for diagnostic testing

Researchers have developed a ‘heater’ — about the size of a pill tablet — that regulates the temperature of biological samples through the different stages of diagnostic testing.

tectales • tagging medical technologies

Tectales aims to develop a roadmap of the future of health technology, by deep-diving into the emerging technologies and showcasing the current platforms, solutions and players. The ultimate goal is to build a comprehensive guide where those interested can learn about latest research and application of emerging technologies in medicine, e.g. 3D printing, AI, Virtual & Augmented Realities, Robotics & Bionics, Wearables & Sensors as well as cutting edge IT solutions such as blockchain.