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Humanising wearable health technologies

Humanising wearable health technologies

Designer Leah Heiss considers her work as creating “emotional technologies”, i.e. wearable devices based on human-centred design principles. For her, empathy is everything!

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Deep learning accurately stains digital biopsy slides

Deep learning accurately stains digital biopsy slides

Pathologists who examined the computationally stained images could not tell them apart from traditionally stained slides.

Prosthetics that can feel are close to reality

Prosthetics that can feel are close to reality

CU Boulder biomedical engineer Jacob Segil is working to bring back that sense of touch for amputees, including veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"Super Human Eye" works like a real one

"Super Human Eye" works like a real one

Researchers have crafted an artificial eye with capabilities close to its human model.

Wearable devices set to diagnose preeclampsia or epilepsy

Wearable devices set to diagnose preeclampsia or epilepsy

Transforming how common health conditions are diagnosed using point-of-care and wearable bio diagnostic devices is the goal of a new University of South Australia project.

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.

Coronavirus

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.

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.

Device could support multiple COVID-19 patients from one ventilator

Device could support multiple COVID-19 patients from one ventilator

3D printing fuels efforts to rapidly increase ventilator capacity while providing each patient on vent support with individually tailored gas pressures and pressure monitoring.

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.

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.

VR and lightweight robot simulate hip replacement

VR and lightweight robot simulate hip replacement

Researchers have developed a virtual reality simulator for a particularly critical step in hip joint implantation.

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.

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.

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.

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.