Wearables and the promising future of personalised diagnostics

Wearables and the promising future of personalised diagnostics

Researchers have proposed that wearable devices could be used to develop a network of health data about a patient, allowing for early diagnosis of COVID-19, even when the patient is asymptomatic.

Wearable biofuel cells produce electricity from lactate

Wearable biofuel cells produce electricity from lactate

Scientists have developed and tested a wearable biofuel cell array that generates electric power from the lactate in the wearer's sweat, opening doors to electronic health monitoring powered by bodily fluids.

Bionic eye: Computer model fosters improvements

Bionic eye: Computer model fosters improvements

Researchers develop signals that could bring color vision and improved clarity to prosthesis for the blind.

AI could crack the language of cancer

AI could crack the language of cancer

Powerful algorithms used by Netflix, Amazon and Facebook can ‘predict’ the biological language of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.

Smart biosensor to explore the biomolecular world

Smart biosensor to explore the biomolecular world

Scientists have developed AI-powered nanosensors that let researchers track various kinds of biological molecules without disturbing them.

Organoids grown in 3D-printed bioreactor

Organoids grown in 3D-printed bioreactor

Scientists have grown small amounts of self-organizing brain tissue, known as organoids, in a tiny 3D-printed system that allows observation while they grow and develop.

3D lung created with inkjet bioprinting

3D lung created with inkjet bioprinting

The lung is rather challenging to create artificially for experimental use due to its complex structure and thinness. Researchers have succeeded in producing an artificial lung model using 3D printing.

Diabetes: bioprinting technique for bone repair

Diabetes: bioprinting technique for bone repair

Researchers have developed a technique that produces 3D bioprinted bone-repair "scaffolds" that could help in managing bone defects in diabetes patients.

Detecting carpal tunnel syndrome with AI and a game

Detecting carpal tunnel syndrome with AI and a game

Researchers combined motion analysis that uses smartphone application and machine learning that uses an anomaly detection method, thereby developing a technique to easily screen for carpal tunnel syndrome.

Early detection of bipolar disorder with AI-based tool

Early detection of bipolar disorder with AI-based tool

Researchers have created a machine learning model that helps identify bipolar disorder at earlier stages.

Unique AI method will speed up drug development

Unique AI method will speed up drug development

Artificial Intelligence is now capable of generating novel, functionally active proteins.

Virtual reality to help patients speak up

Virtual reality to help patients speak up

Immersive virtual reality technology could help speech pathologists treat communication disorders.

Mixed reality gets machine learning upgrade

Mixed reality gets machine learning upgrade

Scientists at Osaka University employed deep learning to improve mobile mixed reality generation.

Augmented reality provides insights during liver surgery

Augmented reality provides insights during liver surgery

Researchers are developing 3D technologies for surgeons. The aids for surgery planning are particularly advanced.

Everdrone delivers defibrillator to doorstep

Everdrone delivers defibrillator to doorstep

Everdrone will soon reach more residents with than any other drone company in the world thanks to extended permissions obtained from the Civil Aviation Authority in Sweden.

Robotics: man and machine in the OR

Robotics: man and machine in the OR

There is an ongoing debate as to whether the extensive usage of robots in the short-term is realistic and sensible. Moreover, the benefits such systems offer for patient care are disputed.

Enhanced safety and precision with semi-automatic milling systems

Enhanced safety and precision with semi-automatic milling systems

Professor Dr Henning Windhagen is a great fan of semi-automatic systems in the OR that help with implants but leave the surgeon in the driver’s seat.

Tattoo made of gold nanoparticles for diagnostics

Tattoo made of gold nanoparticles for diagnostics

Scientists have developed a novel type of implantable sensor which can be operated in the body for several months to transmit information on vital values and concentrations of substances or drugs in the body.

Optimal use of activity trackers fails due to outdated computer skills

Optimal use of activity trackers fails due to outdated computer skills

Activity trackers are rising in popularity. Yet a new study demonstrates that many struggle to optimally use these devices. The cause? Outdated digital literacy skills.

Sticker detects cystic fibrosis in newborn's sweat

Sticker detects cystic fibrosis in newborn's sweat

Researchers have developed a novel skin-mounted sticker that absorbs sweat and then changes color to provide an accurate, easy-to-read diagnosis of cystic fibrosis within minutes.

First use of high-bandwidth wireless brain-computer interface

First use of high-bandwidth wireless brain-computer interface

BrainGate researchers demonstrated the first human use of a wireless transmitter capable of delivering high-bandwidth neural signals.

Fortnite and Zelda can up your surgical game

Fortnite and Zelda can up your surgical game

Video games offer students obvious respite from the stresses of studies and, now, a study has found they could benefit surgical skills training.

Synthetic mucins mimic the structure of naturally occurring mucins

Synthetic mucins mimic the structure of naturally occurring mucins

Researchers have created polymers that replicate the structure of mucins, the molecules that give mucus its unique antimicrobial properties.

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!

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