Future of Surgery

Emerging technologies are transforming the way surgical procedures are done. We provide an overview on new applications of surgical robotics, immersive realities and 3D printing in the OR.
“XR is fusing surgical reality with medical images”

“XR is fusing surgical reality with medical images”

Egidijus Pelanis, a medical doctor at Oslo University Hospital, explains how extended realities is applied in the operating room.

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The progress and risks of artificial intelligence

The progress and risks of artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence has reached a critical turning point in its evolution, according to an international panel of experts.

Hydrogel improves method to diagnose cancer

Hydrogel improves method to diagnose cancer

Researchers tested the effectiveness of specialized hydrogels.

Antibiotic levels measured in breath

Antibiotic levels measured in breath

Researchers have shown in mammals that the concentration of antibiotics in the body can be determined using breath samples.

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.

Wearables identify psychological effects of pandemic

Wearables identify psychological effects of pandemic

The number of individuals with COVID-19 in the community was a significant factor associated with stress in health care workers over time.

Novel method of bioprinting neuron cells

Novel method of bioprinting neuron cells

The researchers have use a new laser-assisted technology that maintains high levels of cell viability and functionality.

3D printed objects sense how user is interacting with them

3D printed objects sense how user is interacting with them

Researchers have developed a method to integrate sensing capabilities into 3D printable structures comprised of repetitive cells.

3D printed origami technology to fight Covid-19

3D printed origami technology to fight Covid-19

Researchers are replicating the subtle folding of origami to create 3D printable technologies to aid in the fight against COVID-19.

New 3D facial scans to give genetic clues to autism

New 3D facial scans to give genetic clues to autism

High-tech 3D facial scans to give us a better understanding of the genetic causes of autism.

AI identifies drug combinations to fight COVID-19

AI identifies drug combinations to fight COVID-19

Data scientists have used deep learning to identify the right synergistic drug combinations for the rapidly spreading SARS-CoV-2.

Machine learning helps diagnose leukemia

Machine learning helps diagnose leukemia

Researchers at the University of Bonn show how artificial intelligence improves the evaluation of blood analysis data.

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.

Tactile holograms could help train surgeons

Tactile holograms could help train surgeons

Engineers have developed a new way to create the sensation of physically interacting with holographic projections.

Mixed reality enhances brain surgery

Mixed reality enhances brain surgery

A research program explores the use of mixed reality for enabling surgeons to identify brain tumors quickly and precisely.

How social robots get more persuasive

How social robots get more persuasive

Humanoid robots get more persuasive if they project less authority.

Do Alexa and Siri make kids bossier?

Do Alexa and Siri make kids bossier?

Researchers studied whether hanging out with conversational agents, such as Alexa or Siri, could affect the way children communicate with their fellow humans.

Drones will transport samples in Norway soon

Drones will transport samples in Norway soon

Drones are set to transport medical samples between them two Norwegian towns that are about 100 kilometers apart.

Smart shoe sensors to detect health issues

Smart shoe sensors to detect health issues

A smart shoe with inbuilt sensors could improve the quality of life of older people through the early detection of dementia and diabetic ulcers.

Electronic nose sniffs out failing lung transplant

Electronic nose sniffs out failing lung transplant

An electronic “nose” is capable of detecting with 86% accuracy when a lung transplant is beginning to fail.

Gold film enhances quantum sensing

Gold film enhances quantum sensing

Quantum sensing outpaces modern sensing processes by applying quantum mechanics to design and engineering.

Pancreatic “organoids” mimic the real thing

Pancreatic “organoids” mimic the real thing

Studying these organoids could help researchers develop and test new treatments for pancreatic cancer.

Cyber-physical organ twins to train surgeons

Cyber-physical organ twins to train surgeons

Researchers have developed a range of artificial organ phantoms to serve as training platforms for surgeons.

Will we grow and eat your own vaccines?

Will we grow and eat your own vaccines?

The future of vaccines may look more like eating a salad than getting a shot in the arm.

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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