Mental health tech trends

Mental health tech is breaking down barriers that keep people from seeking the professional help they need. Dive into the world of mental health tech and learn more about the applications of e-mental health solutions, AI and extended reality for evaluation, treatment and monitoring of psychological disorders.
E-mental health: A solution for a rising challenge

E-mental health: A solution for a rising challenge

E-mental health services could provide a response to these challenges and offer effective ways for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and aftercare.

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An affordable self-navigating smart cane

An affordable self-navigating smart cane

The cane incorporaties sensing and way-finding approaches from robotics and self-driving vehicles.

Smart displays for wearable tech

Smart displays for wearable tech

An innovative display shows information through clothes and other fabrics.

An AI that ‘thinks’ like humans

An AI that ‘thinks’ like humans

Creating human-like AI is about more than mimicking human behaviour – technology must also be able to process information, or ‘think’, if it is to be fully relied upon.

Blockchain could provide secure communications for robots

Blockchain could provide secure communications for robots

The use of blockchain technology as a communication tool for a team of robots could provide security and safeguard against deception.

A cryptography game changer for biomedical research

A cryptography game changer for biomedical research

Data privacy and security concerns hamper large-scale studies. Researchers have developed a potential solution.

Exoskeleton allows amputees to walk with less effort

Exoskeleton allows amputees to walk with less effort

A lightweight powered exoskeleton helps lower-limb amputees walk with much less effort.

3D printed werables never need to charge

3D printed werables never need to charge

Engineers have developed a new type of wearable device that is 3D printed to custom fit the wearer.

Ear sensors for COVID-19 risk patients

Ear sensors for COVID-19 risk patients

Ear sensors help increase safety for Covid-19 patients in domestic quarantine.

3D printing congress: AM Medical Days 2021

3D printing congress: AM Medical Days 2021

The first edition of the new conference series AM Medical Days 2021 starts with the focus on "Medical AM: How to apply it to patients?".

3D printed patch offers vaccination without a shot

3D printed patch offers vaccination without a shot

A 3D printed microneedle vaccine patch delivers stronger immune response than a vaccine shot.

3D printing nano-ink

3D printing nano-ink

A 3D-printable polymer nanocomposite ink has incredible properties — and many applications in medicine, aerospace, and electronics.

Enabling AI-driven advances without sacrificing privacy

Enabling AI-driven advances without sacrificing privacy

Secure AI Labs is expanding access to encrypted health care data to advance AI-driven innovation in the field.

Algorithm to predict psychotic illnesses

Algorithm to predict psychotic illnesses

To detect the symptoms that herald the development of psychotic illnesses, scientists have applied longitudinal network analysis to children.

Researchers psychoanalyse artificial intelligence

Researchers psychoanalyse artificial intelligence

We can run tests and experiments, but we cannot always predict and understand why AI does what it does.

Different affections of VR

Different affections of VR

While very little is known on the effects of immersive VR on adults, there is next to no knowledge on the impact of such systems on the sensorimotor abilities of young children.

Augmented reality helps tackle arachnophobia

Augmented reality helps tackle arachnophobia

Researchers have developed an augmented reality app for smartphones in order to help people reduce their fear of spiders.

Virtual reality used in creative arts therapies

Virtual reality used in creative arts therapies

Virtual reality is an emerging as a tool in creative arts therapies. Now, researchers examined the differences in prefrontal cortex activation between two distinct drawing tasks in VR.

Social robot improves hospitalized children's outlook

Social robot improves hospitalized children's outlook

Findings suggest robot telepresence, more than a tablet, provides comfort to young patients.

Exoskeleton research demonstrates importance of training

Exoskeleton research demonstrates importance of training

The benefits people could reap from exoskeletons rely heavily on having time to train with the device.

Remote assessment of health by robots

Remote assessment of health by robots

Intelligent sensing and tele-presence robotic technology, enabling health practitioners to remotely assess a person's physical and cognitive health.

Nanotechnology sensor for SARS-CoV-2

Nanotechnology sensor for SARS-CoV-2

A new test method that detects SARS-CoV-2 in saliva has the same sensitivity as a qPCR test.

Tracking muscle activity through clothes

Tracking muscle activity through clothes

Printing metals onto cloth makes for comfortable, low-cost, and effective biosensors.

Converting human body motions into electricity

Converting human body motions into electricity

Bioengineers have invented a novel soft and flexible self-powered bioelectronic device that converts human body motions into electricity.

New antibacterial material prevents infections

New antibacterial material prevents infections

Researchers have developed a novel antibacterial material that can fulfill a wide range of applications as a dressing for wounds, by preventing infection and thus facilitating treatment and healing.

Making imagined speech audible

Making imagined speech audible

Computer scientists at the University of Bremen have succeeded in an international project to realize a so-called speech neuroprosthetic. With it, imagined speech can be made acoustically audible.

A battery capable of moving smoothly like snake scales

A battery capable of moving smoothly like snake scales

This battery could have a wide range of applications in various types of devices, from soft robots to wearable devices.

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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