The “RoboWig” untangle your hair

The “RoboWig” untangle your hair

Nurses typically spend 18 to 40 percent of their time performing direct patient care tasks, oftentimes for many patients and with little time to spare. Personal care robots that brush your hair could provide substantial help and relief.

Nanophotonic optical element slim VR glasses

Nanophotonic optical element slim VR glasses

New optical elements that could revolutionize VR/AR glasses. At its heart is a nanophotonic optical element, which the developers call a metasurface.

Voltaglue to seal up broken blood vessels

Voltaglue to seal up broken blood vessels

Researchers have developed a device that offers a less invasive way to seal tears and holes in blood vessels, using an electrically-activated glue patch applied via a minimally invasive balloon catheter.

“Smart Hospital Beds” to prevent falls

“Smart Hospital Beds” to prevent falls

5G smart beds, a prototype innovation to prevent elderly patients from falls in both hospitals and homes was showcased recently.

New law of physics helps robots grasp the friction of touch

New law of physics helps robots grasp the friction of touch

Researchers have discovered a new law of physics that accounts for that accounts for elastohydrodynamic lubrication (EHL) friction, which should advance a wide range of robotic technologies.

FDA authorized brain-computer interface for stroke rehab

FDA authorized brain-computer interface for stroke rehab

Neurolutions IpsiHand exoskeleton uniquely leverages brain-computer interface technology for chronic stroke rehabilitation

Using 4D printing to enable spinal fusion

Using 4D printing to enable spinal fusion

4D printing helps create a biomimetic microchannel scaffold made of collagen and hydroxyapatite.

3D printing in-cell protein crystals

3D printing in-cell protein crystals

In-cell nano-3D printer: Scientists have developed a promising approach for synthesizing protein assemblies from protein crystals.

Radiation therapy: 3D printed shields for protection

Radiation therapy: 3D printed shields for protection

To reduce tissue injury side effects from radiation therapy, researchers have developed 3D-printed gastrointestinal radioprotective devices that can be generated from patient CT scans.

A new framework for machine speech translation

A new framework for machine speech translation

Researchers propose a deep learning-based model for mimicking and continuously modifying speaker voice identity during speech translation.

AI makes no-cath forecast

AI makes no-cath forecast

Researchers use AI software to predict coronary artery plaque composition and significance without the risks of invasive procedures.

Are AI devices evaluated appropriately?

Are AI devices evaluated appropriately?

A study from Stanford University found limitations in the Food and Drug Administration’s approval process.

VR could help improve balance in older people

VR could help improve balance in older people

Researchers are investigating how virtual reality technology could help improve balance and prevent falls.

Molecular networks: VR visualization supports research

Molecular networks: VR visualization supports research

A new VR platform enables the display of huge amounts of data. This can be helpful, for example, when examining rare genetic defects.

Medtronic taps augmented reality 'flight simulators' for surgery

Medtronic taps augmented reality 'flight simulators' for surgery

Medtronic partners with Surgical Theater to provide the first augmented reality platform for use in real-rime during complex cranial procedures.

A Lego system for building robots

A Lego system for building robots

Scientists have developed a system with which they can fabricate miniature robots building block by building block, which function exactly as required.

Bioprinting: Skin and bones repaired during surgery

Bioprinting: Skin and bones repaired during surgery

Researchers have repaired traumatic injuries to the skin and bones in a rat model using bioprinting during surgery.

Bionics: better hearing with optical cochlear implants

Bionics: better hearing with optical cochlear implants

Scientists at The German Primate Center want to use genetic engineering methods to improve cochlear implants.

Wearable improves care after kidney transplantation

Wearable improves care after kidney transplantation

Scientists have found that a simple device can reduce swelling after kidney transplantation. Clinical trial shows shortened hospital stay for patients and reduced surgical site infections by almost 60 percent.

Patching up your ehealth

Patching up your ehealth

Researchers have developed ultrathin self-powered health patches that can monitor a user's pulse and blood pressure, which may lead to new flexible motion-based energy harvesting devices.

Hybrid materials advance wearable devices

Hybrid materials advance wearable devices

We spoke to wearables and medical device expert Professor John Rogers about the benefits, challenges, trends and innovation within the sector.

Cryomicroneedles for intradermal therapeutic cell delivery

Cryomicroneedles for intradermal therapeutic cell delivery

Scientists have developed a new generation of microneedles technology which allows the intradermal delivery of living cells in a minimally invasive manner.

Using polarized LEDs for detection of cancer progression

Using polarized LEDs for detection of cancer progression

Researchers have experimentally demonstrated a novel cancer diagnosis technique based on the scattering of circularly polarized light.

A fully recyclable printed electronics

A fully recyclable printed electronics

Engineers at Duke University have developed the world's first fully recyclable printed electronics.

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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