A laser-steering microrobot for surgeons

A laser-steering microrobot for surgeons

A microrobotic opto-electro-mechanical device able to steer a laser beam with high speed and a large range of motion could enhance the possibilities of minimally invasive surgeries.

A highly sensitive biohybrid olfactory sensor

A highly sensitive biohybrid olfactory sensor

Researchers have a volatile organic compound sensor that can effectively detect odors in gaseous form.

A quantum-limit-approaching chemical sensing chip

A quantum-limit-approaching chemical sensing chip

A chemical sensing chip could lead to handheld devices that detect trace chemicals as quickly as a breathalyzer identifies alcohol.

Mobile disinfection robots for medical environments

Mobile disinfection robots for medical environments

The following seven robotic systems are either currently being deployed or developed for the fight against the coronavirus.

Exoskeleton and brain-machine interface boost stroke rehab

Exoskeleton and brain-machine interface boost stroke rehab

Researchers have developed a system that combines a brain-computer interface and a robotic arm that responds to the actual intentions of treated patients.

Would we be able to control superintelligent machines?

Would we be able to control superintelligent machines?

Using theoretical calculations, scientists showed that it would not be possible to control a superintelligent AI.

3D printed smart gel changes shape

3D printed smart gel changes shape

Engineers have created a 3D printed smart gel that changes shape when exposed to light and becomes an "artificial muscle".

3D printed morphing nozzle control fiber orientation

3D printed morphing nozzle control fiber orientation

Researchers have developed a morphing nozzle for additive manufacturing of fiber‐filled composite materials that hold promise for “4D printing” applications.

A new combined process for 3D printing

A new combined process for 3D printing

Scientists have developed a way to integrate liquids directly into materials during the 3D printing process.

A smart port for the brain

A smart port for the brain

Researchers are creating a smart port to the brain that will use artificial intelligence to selectively stimulate tissue regrowth and seizure intervention.

Potential jurors favor use of AI in precision medicine

Potential jurors favor use of AI in precision medicine

Physicians who follow AI advice may be considered less liable for medical malpractice than is commonly thought, according to a new study of potential jury candidates in the U.S.

Researchers compute turbulence with AI

Researchers compute turbulence with AI

The project relies on fusing reinforcement learning algorithms with turbulent flow simulations on the CSCS supercomputer "Piz Daint".

What happens when your brain can't tell which way is up or down?

What happens when your brain can't tell which way is up or down?

Using virtual reality, researchers found that people differ in how much they are influenced by their visual environment.

VR applied to rehabilitation for stroke patients

VR applied to rehabilitation for stroke patients

VR-based rehabilitation programs are becoming an important complement to conventional motor therapy for stroke patients and individuals with neurodegenerative diseases.

AR makes chemistry and biology accessible everywhere

AR makes chemistry and biology accessible everywhere

A new website allows teachers and students to explore concepts from chemistry and biology by manipulating virtual molecules in augmented reality.

Robot dances highlight new kind of order in active matter

Robot dances highlight new kind of order in active matter

Scientists have proposed a new principle by which active matter systems can spontaneously order, without need for higher level instructions or even programmed interaction among the agents.

Bionic touch does not remap the brain

Bionic touch does not remap the brain

Neuroscientists have demonstrated that the brain does not remap itself even with long-term bionic limb use, posing challenges for the development of realistic prosthetic limbs.

New cancer therapy with ultrasound and radiation

New cancer therapy with ultrasound and radiation

Researchers have achieved promising results with a new cancer therapy using focused ultrasound (FUS) and ionizing radiation.

Breakthrough optical sensor mimics human eye

Breakthrough optical sensor mimics human eye

Researchers are making key advances with a new type of optical sensor that more closely mimics the human eye’s ability to perceive changes in its visual field.

Biosensor detects COVID-19 antibodies in seconds

Biosensor detects COVID-19 antibodies in seconds

An advanced nanomaterial-based biosensing platform detects antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2 within seconds.

Neurofeedback to help those who wear prostheses

Neurofeedback to help those who wear prostheses

Transmitting sensory signals from prostheses to the nervous system helps leg amputees to perceive prosthesis as part of their body.

A pen-and-ink system for drawing flexible circuits

A pen-and-ink system for drawing flexible circuits

Scientists report that they have developed conductive inks that allows users to "write" circuits almost anywhere — even on human skin.

Peeking inside 'mini-brains' could boost understanding of brain

Peeking inside 'mini-brains' could boost understanding of brain

Revealing details of the internal structure of 'mini-brains' could help accelerate drug studies and may offer alternatives to some animal testing.

Lab-on-a-chip turns blood test snapshots into movies

Lab-on-a-chip turns blood test snapshots into movies

The new device can continuously sense levels of virtually any protein or molecule in the blood. The researchers say it could be transformative for disease detection, patient monitoring and biomedical research.

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!