Quantum nanodiamonds help detect disease earlier

Quantum nanodiamonds help detect disease earlier

The quantum sensing abilities of nanodiamonds can be used to improve the sensitivity of paper-based diagnostic tests, potentially allowing for earlier detection of diseases such as HIV.

How AI can improve medical imaging

How AI can improve medical imaging

AI offers not only the possibility of better detection of a tumor, a skin lesion or some other indication but also can improve accuracy and efficiency for radiologists.

Microrobots of metal and plastic

Microrobots of metal and plastic

Researchers have developed a technique for manufacturing micrometre-​long machines by interlocking multiple materials in a complex way.

Understanding the utility of plasmas

Understanding the utility of plasmas

Researchers aim to better explain the way plasmas interact with biological materials to help pave the way for plasma use in wound healing and cancer therapy.

AI accurately detects COVID-19 on chest x-rays

AI accurately detects COVID-19 on chest x-rays

Researchers have developed a new AI platform that detects COVID-19 by analyzing X-ray images of the lungs.

Sound waves power advances in smart materials

Sound waves power advances in smart materials

Researchers at have revealed how high-frequency sound waves can be used to build new materials, make smart nanoparticles and even deliver drugs to the lungs for painless, needle-free vaccinations.

Researchers create 3D-printed nasal swab for COVID-19 testing

Researchers create 3D-printed nasal swab for COVID-19 testing

Results of the first clinical trial of 3D printed NP swabs for COVID-19 testing are being presented at the annual meeting RSNA.

3D printing strong and tough hydrogels

3D printing strong and tough hydrogels

Skin and cartilage are both strong and flexible – properties that are hard to replicate in artificial materials. But a new fabrication process brings lifelike synthetic polymers a step closer.

Bioprinted heart provides new tool for surgeons

Bioprinted heart provides new tool for surgeons

Surgeons will soon have a powerful new tool for planning and practice with the creation of the first full-sized 3D bioprinted model of the human heart.

Neural network learns when it should not be trusted

Neural network learns when it should not be trusted

Researchers have developed a way for deep learning neural networks to rapidly estimate confidence levels in their output.

COVID-19: AI system monitores vital health

COVID-19: AI system monitores vital health

A key symptom of COVID-19 – oxygen saturation – is now being estimated remotely from a camera, thanks to research from University of South Australia (UniSA).

AI uncovers missing info about ethnicity in population health

AI uncovers missing info about ethnicity in population health

Machine learning can be used to fill a significant gap in Canadian public health data related to ethnicity and Aboriginal status, according to research by a University of Alberta research epidemiologist.

VR helps measure vulnerability to stress

VR helps measure vulnerability to stress

Behavioral scientists have developed a virtual reality test that assesses a person’s vulnerability to stress while exploring immersive environments.

Using VR to better understand auditory perception

Using VR to better understand auditory perception

In the new priority program AUDICTIVE, experts want to use virtual reality (VR) to better understand complex auditory processes.

Interactive VR tool for drug design against COVID-19

Interactive VR tool for drug design against COVID-19

Scientists have demonstrated a VR technique which should help in developing drugs against the SARS-CoV-2 virus – and enable researchers to share models and collaborate in new ways.

SnuggleBot, the new cuddly companion

SnuggleBot, the new cuddly companion

"Snugglebot" needs to be taken care of, cuddled and kept warm. It's physically comforting (soft, warm and weighted), and engaging.

Magnetic spray transforms objects into millirobots

Magnetic spray transforms objects into millirobots

Scientists have developed an easy way to make millirobots by coating objects with a glue-like magnetic spray.

Exoskeleton improves mobility in patients with spinal cord injury

Exoskeleton improves mobility in patients with spinal cord injury

Exoskeletal-assisted walking is safe, feasible, and effective in individuals disabled by spinal cord injury.

Hydrogel contact lenses for therapeutic use

Hydrogel contact lenses for therapeutic use

Researchers at the Terasaki Institute have developed prototypes of contact lenses that can assist with tear sampling for diagnostic purposes.

A pressure sensor at your fingertips

A pressure sensor at your fingertips

An ultrathin pressure sensor for the skin measures how fingers interact with objects to produce useful data for medical applications.

Motorized sensors speed up disease diagnosis

Motorized sensors speed up disease diagnosis

A new approach uses a nanosensor to speed up detection of trace amounts of biomarkers for early-disease diagnosis, while retaining high levels of sensitivity.

More skin-like, e-skin that can feel

More skin-like, e-skin that can feel

Researchers developed a multimodal ion-electronic skin that distinguishes temperature from mechanical stimuli.

A wireless chip shines light on the brain

A wireless chip shines light on the brain

Researchers have developed a chip that is powered wirelessly and can be surgically implanted to read neural signals and stimulate the brain with both light and electrical current.

virtual.COMPAMED receives international resonance

virtual.COMPAMED receives international resonance

COMPAMED 2020 took place entirely online due to the pandemic - but still won over their audiences due to their high degree of international resonance in this format too.

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!