OR without surgeon: science fiction or realistic scenario?

OR without surgeon: science fiction or realistic scenario?

Dr Jan Stallkamp, Professor for Automation in Healthcare and Biotechnology, has a vision: robots that can treat patients more efficiently and more precisely than any human physician.

Sensor detects signs of burnout in sweat

Sensor detects signs of burnout in sweat

Engineers have developed a wearable sensing chip that can measure the concentration of cortisol – the stress hormone – in human sweat.

3D printing perovskites on graphene makes X-ray detectors

3D printing perovskites on graphene makes X-ray detectors

By using 3D aerosol jet-printing to put perovskites on graphene, scientists have made X-ray detectors with record sensitivity that can greatly improve the efficiency and reduce the cost.

Sensor rapidly detects multiple sepsis biomarkers

Sensor rapidly detects multiple sepsis biomarkers

The Wyss Institute's eRapid electrochemical sensor technology now enables specific and multiplexed detection of blood biomarkers at low cost.

Ultrabright dots see beyond skin deep

Ultrabright dots see beyond skin deep

Researchers are developing technology to improve high-resolution bioimaging of structures and tissues located deep within the body.

Virtual reality helps to treat fear of heights

Virtual reality helps to treat fear of heights

Researchers have developed a VR app to reduce fear of heights. Now, they have conducted a clinical trial to study its efficacy.

A 'FRESH' way to bioprint tissues and organs

A 'FRESH' way to bioprint tissues and organs

A bioprinting method enables advanced tissue fabrication by using a yield-stress support bath that holds bioinks in place until they are cured and works with a wide array of bioinks.

Dynamic 3D printing process features a light-driven twist

Dynamic 3D printing process features a light-driven twist

Engineers have developed a new method that uses light to improve 3D printing speed and precision while also, in combination with a high-precision robot arm, providing the freedom to move, rotate, or dilate each layer as the structure is being built.

3D printed oesophageal stents to revolutionize cancer treatment

3D printed oesophageal stents to revolutionize cancer treatment

World-first 3D printed oesophageal stents developed by the University of South Australia could revolutionize the delivery of chemotherapy drugs.

Designing medical deep learning systems

Designing medical deep learning systems

Researchers have analysed whether better design of deep learning studies can lead to the faster transformation of medical practices.

AI makes strides in search for COVID-19 treatments

AI makes strides in search for COVID-19 treatments

A deep learning model that can predict how human genes and medicines will interact has identified at least 10 compounds that may hold promise as treatments for COVID-19.

How genetic motifs conduct "the music of life"

How genetic motifs conduct "the music of life"

​Using AI and supercomputers, researchers have discovered reoccurring patterns and combinations of the four molecular building blocks A, C, G and T.

A new  virtual reality cognitive assessment

A new virtual reality cognitive assessment

Researchers have created a virtual reality cognitive assessment to effectively test executive function in a real-world setting.

Exercise caution after working out in VR

Exercise caution after working out in VR

Researchers have investigated the aftereffects of playing one of the most popular VR exergames on aspects of vision, cognition, and self-reported VR sickness.

A metalens for AR and VR

A metalens for AR and VR

Researchers have developed a millimeter-size flat lens for #virtualreality and #augmentedreality platforms.

Surgical robots could make radical prostatectomy safer

Surgical robots could make radical prostatectomy safer

Researchers have developed a minuscule robot that could revolutionize surgical procedures for treating prostate cancer.

Artificial skin brings robots closer to 'touching' human lives

Artificial skin brings robots closer to 'touching' human lives

Researchers have constructed a 3D vision-guided artificial skin that enables tactile sensing with high performance, opening doors to innumerable applications in medicine.

Exoskeleton training expands options for stroke rehab

Exoskeleton training expands options for stroke rehab

Researchers have demonstrated that high-dose therapy gait training using robotic exoskeletons may aid early rehabilitation for acute stroke.

More accurate measurements of wearables

More accurate measurements of wearables

Researchers are aiming to improve wearables for medical applications and to enable the portable minicomputers to make more accurate measurements.

Wearable turns the body into a battery

Wearable turns the body into a battery

Researchers at CU Boulder have developed a new, low-cost wearable device that transforms the human body into a biological battery.

An all-in-one health monitor

An all-in-one health monitor

Engineers have developed a skin patch that can continuously track blood pressure and heart rate while measuring the wearer’s levels of glucose as well as lactate.

Hot nano-chisel to create artificial bones

Hot nano-chisel to create artificial bones

The work could lead to efficient, detailed artificial bone tissue, opening doors to disease modeling, in vitro cell research on targeted therapies and drug screening.

Can an app change your personality?

Can an app change your personality?

Research has shown that daily use of a smartphone app can lead to desired personality changes within three months.

Biomaterials for virus-fighting surfaces

Biomaterials for virus-fighting surfaces

Scientists are working toward advances that, using nanotechnology, could lead to a hospital bed or doorknob that naturally destroys viruses.

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 sparks and solutions as well as platforms 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!