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The role of surgical 3D printing in hospitals

The role of surgical 3D printing in hospitals

More and more hospitals are entering the world of 3D printing in surgery as decision-makers and surgeons are realising the immense benefits for surgeons and patients alike.

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Microrobot rolls deep inside the body

Microrobot rolls deep inside the body

Scientists invented a tiny microrobot that resembles a white blood cell travelling through the circulatory system.

Using machine learning to estimate COVID-19’s seasonal cycle

Using machine learning to estimate COVID-19’s seasonal cycle

Scientists are launching a project to apply machine learning methods to assess the role of climate variables in disease transmission

Wearable sensor tracks Vitamin C levels in sweat

Wearable sensor tracks Vitamin C levels in sweat

Researchers have developed a wearable, non invasive Vitamin C sensor that could provide a new, highly personalized option for users to track their daily nutritional intake and dietary adherence.

Prosthetics: Artificial pieces of brain communicate with real neurons

Prosthetics: Artificial pieces of brain communicate with real neurons

Researchers have developed a system for integrating artificial chip-based 'neurons' with real neurons using QR-code-like patterns of light to facilitate communication.

Lab engineers 3D functional bone tissues

Lab engineers 3D functional bone tissues

Researchers have developed a printable bioink that could be used to create anatomical-scale functional tissues.

Coronavirus

3D printing patient-specific implants

3D printing patient-specific implants

Researchers have developed a personalized therapeutic concept that significantly reduces the chances of a patient suffering post-operative complications.

3D printed swabs fill gap in COVID-19 test kits

3D printed swabs fill gap in COVID-19 test kits

In response to a request from the Commonwealth of Kentucky, faculty of University of Louisville have created a 3D printed swab made of a pliable resin material.

A 3D-printed diffuser to treat COVID-19 patients

A 3D-printed diffuser to treat COVID-19 patients

Scientists have delivered more than 200 3D-printed diffusers for metered dose inhalers (MDI) to the Houston hospital and stands ready to produce more if needed.

Engineers develop 3D printed ventilator splitters

Engineers develop 3D printed ventilator splitters

The prototype was developed in response to the urgent need for more ventilators to treat patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome caused by COVID-19.

3D printed rubbery brain implants

3D printed rubbery brain implants

Engineers are working on developing soft, flexible neural implants that can gently conform to the brain’s contours and monitor activity over longer periods.

The risks of using 3D printing to make PPE

The risks of using 3D printing to make PPE

A researcher provides caution on the use of 3D printing to make masks and other PPE for individuals on the front lines of the Covid-19 crisis.

AI used to identify different types of brain injuries

AI used to identify different types of brain injuries

Researchers have developed an AI algorithm that can detect and identify different types of brain injuries.

AI enables rapid ultrasound COVID-19 testing

AI enables rapid ultrasound COVID-19 testing

Establishing whether a patient is suffering from COVID-19 within a few minutes is possible using ultrasound machines that are enhanced with artificial intelligence.

AI distinguishes pneumonia from COVID-19

AI distinguishes pneumonia from COVID-19

Researchers have developed a predictive artificial intelligence model that can tell the difference between healthy patients, those who are ill with pneumonia and those who have COVID-19, from chest X-rays.

Neural networks help cardiac diagnostics

Neural networks help cardiac diagnostics

Artificial intelligence may be an aid to interpreting ECG results, helping healthcare staff to diagnose diseases that affect the heart.

Machine learning system crack COVID-19 genome signature

Machine learning system crack COVID-19 genome signature

Using machine learning, a team of Western computer scientists and biologists have identified an underlying genomic signature for 29 different COVID-19 DNA sequences.

AI could help stem tide of school violence

AI could help stem tide of school violence

Researchers developed an AI system that analyzes linguistic patterns to predict a youth’s risk for committing acts of school violence.

Virtual reality simulation improves cardiovascular interventions

Virtual reality simulation improves cardiovascular interventions

Engineers are developing a massive fluid dynamics simulator that can model blood flow through the full human arterial system at subcellular resolution.

VR & 3D printing used to prepare for lung-operation

VR & 3D printing used to prepare for lung-operation

An anaesthesia team used 3D printing and virtual reality to produce an exact model of the airway of a 7-year-old girl in order to prepare properly for an operation to remove part of her lung.

Augmented reality brings ultrasound into a new dimension

Augmented reality brings ultrasound into a new dimension

Augmented reality ultrasound has, for the first time, made it possible to superimpose topographical representations of ultrasound images directly on a patient, with the examiner seeing the sectional image in AR glasses.

Re-association of body parts using VR

Re-association of body parts using VR

Researchers report that a re-association of the right thumb with a virtual left arm can be induced by visuo-motor synchronization in a virtual environment.

Modern VR and AR device can help simulate sight loss

Modern VR and AR device can help simulate sight loss

Virtual/augmented reality devices can simulate some of the key difficulties experienced due to glaucoma, suggests new study from City, University of London.

VR for early detection of MS balance problems

VR for early detection of MS balance problems

The UNC School of Medicine lab of Jason Franz, PhD, created virtual reality experiments to show how a potentially portable and inexpensive test could reduce falls and related injuries in people with multiple sclerosis.

A GPS-like system for flexible medical robots

A GPS-like system for flexible medical robots

Roboticists at the University of California San Diego have developed an affordable, easy to use system to track the location of flexible surgical robots inside the human body.

Breast cancer: restoring sensation via implant

Breast cancer: restoring sensation via implant

The Bionic Breast Project from the University of Chicago applies bionic technology to restore post-mastectomy breast function.

Exosuit makes stroke survivors walk farther

Exosuit makes stroke survivors walk farther

Research study in stroke survivors with chronic hemiparesis shows soft exosuit technology to bring immediate improvements in walking speed and endurance tests.

Ultrasound for space offers remote diagnosis to patients on Earth

Ultrasound for space offers remote diagnosis to patients on Earth

Radiologists are investigating people's medical conditions and pregnancies remotely thanks to an ESA-backed robotic technology.

Robotics in care: The hospital bed of the future

Robotics in care: The hospital bed of the future

Physical strains are one of the main reasons for sick leaves and early retirement amongst nursing staff. Researchers are developing a robotic systems and sensor solutions for hospital beds.

Plug and Play: a ready-to-use bionic arm prosthesis implanted

Plug and Play: a ready-to-use bionic arm prosthesis implanted

Scientists have developed the world's first fully integrated bionic arm prosthesis that is ready to use – in keeping with the motto "Plug and Play".

Nano-sensors help with diabetes treatment

Nano-sensors help with diabetes treatment

Researchers have used printed, ultra-thin, and highly sensitive nanocomposite sensors for the treatment of patients in whom the blood sugar level is abnormally high (diabetes mellitus).

Printed tattoo electrodes measure brain signal

Printed tattoo electrodes measure brain signal

A researcher has developed ultra-light tattoo electrodes that are hardly noticeable on the skin and make long-term measurements of brain activity cheaper and easier.

A sensor to improve performance of underactive bladders

A sensor to improve performance of underactive bladders

Researchers developed a device that can monitor bladder volume in real time and effectively empty the bladder.

Necklace detects abnormal heart rhythm

Necklace detects abnormal heart rhythm

A necklace which detects abnormal heart rhythm will be showcased for the first time on EHRA Essentials 4 You, a scientific platform of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

Nutrition smart patch reduced diabetes risk

Nutrition smart patch reduced diabetes risk

A wearable smart patch will deliver precision data to help people personalise their diets and reduce their risk of developing lifestyle-related chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes.

‘Breathable’ stretchable electronics for wearables

‘Breathable’ stretchable electronics for wearables

Researchers have created ultrathin, stretchable electronic material that is gas permeable, allowing the material to “breathe”.

Magnetic nanopropellers deliver genetic material to cells

Magnetic nanopropellers deliver genetic material to cells

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany have developed powerful nanopropellers that can be steered into the interior of cells to deliver gene therapy.

"Access checker" remotely measures body temperature

"Access checker" remotely measures body temperature

An innovative measurement method is helping to detect people infected with coronavirus from a safe distance. It detects fever, increased pulse rates and fast breathing without endangering the person conducting the testing.

Implants: Next-generation brain interfaces

Implants: Next-generation brain interfaces

Next-generation brain implants with more than a thousand electrodes can survive for more than six years.

'Organ-on-a-chip' finds out how COVID-19 invades our bodies

'Organ-on-a-chip' finds out how COVID-19 invades our bodies

In order for a COVID-19 vaccine and antiviral drugs to be developed, scientists first need to understand why this virus spreads so easily and quickly, and why it invades our bodies with seemingly little resistance from our immune system.

A smart bra for detecting early-stage breast cancer

A smart bra for detecting early-stage breast cancer

EPFL students teamed up with startup IcosaMed to develop the SmartBra – the first piece of smart clothing that can be used for cancer prevention.

A genetic nano-toolkit for new biomaterials

A genetic nano-toolkit for new biomaterials

Researchers developed a modular system for the genetic reprogramming of bacteria, thereby turning the organisms into cell factories for multifunctional magnetic nanoparticles.

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 current platforms, solutions 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, e.g. 3D printing, AI, Virtual & Augmented Realities, Robotics & Bionics, Wearables & Sensors as well as cutting edge IT solutions such as blockchain.