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9 disinfection robots fighting the coronavirus

9 disinfection robots fighting the coronavirus

Surfaces contaminated with SARS-CoV-2 pose a grave threat to the safety of staff and patients. To minimize the risks for their staff, hospitals are utilizing disinfection robots to sanitize surfaces.

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Breakthrough in wearable monitors due to drawn-on-skin electronics

Breakthrough in wearable monitors due to drawn-on-skin electronics

Researchers have developed a new form of electronics known as “drawn-on-skin electronics,” allowing multifunctional sensors and circuits to be drawn on the skin with an ink pen.

Self-learning ventilation supports COVID-19 patients

Self-learning ventilation supports COVID-19 patients

Researchers have developed a technique based on self-learning algorithms that improves the performance of the controller by a factor ten.

3D printed touchable coronaviruses

3D printed touchable coronaviruses

Researchers have printed the first biologically correct 3D model of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Federated learning allows hospitals to share data privately

Federated learning allows hospitals to share data privately

Researchers have shown that federated learning is successful in the context of brain imaging, by being able to analyze MRI scans of brain tumor patients and distinguish healthy brain tissue from cancerous regions.

AR telemedicine effective for battlefield

AR telemedicine effective for battlefield

A study shows medics successfully performing surgery in life-like simulations of these war zones by receiving guidance from surgeons through an AR headset.

3D printed artery monitors blockages from the inside

3D printed artery monitors blockages from the inside

Engineers are developing a 3D printed artificial blood vessel that allows doctors and patients to keep tabs on its health remotely.

Lego-inspired 3D printed soft tissue bricks

Lego-inspired 3D printed soft tissue bricks

Researchers have developed a tiny, 3D-printed technology that can be assembled like Lego blocks and help repair broken bones and soft tissue.

Pectus Excavatum: 3D printed scaffold implanted

Pectus Excavatum: 3D printed scaffold implanted

Surgeons have implanted a patient suffering from a congenital defect with a novel, absorbable soft tissue reconstruction scaffold.

AI finds patterns of mutations in tumour images

AI finds patterns of mutations in tumour images

Researchers have developed an AI algorithm that uses computer vision to analyze tissue samples from cancer patients.

Optimizing neural networks on a brain-inspired computer

Optimizing neural networks on a brain-inspired computer

Research shows how so-called “critical states” can be used to optimize artificial neural networks running on brain-inspired neuromorphic hardware.

AI finds COVID-19 needles in a coronavirus haystack

AI finds COVID-19 needles in a coronavirus haystack

Scientists have assembled a combination of data mining, machine-learning algorithms and compression-based analytics to bring the most useful data to the fore on an office computer.

Wearable haptics make virtual objects feel real

Wearable haptics make virtual objects feel real

Researchers have created soft actuators that can simulate the feeling of touching a virtual object with your fingers.

Using holograms during cardiac procedure

Using holograms during cardiac procedure

Physicians have shown that using a holographic display improves physician accuracy when performing a procedure to treat irregular heartbeat.

Multimodal mixed reality visualisation for surgical guidance

Multimodal mixed reality visualisation for surgical guidance

Researchers have developed a MR visualisation platform which projects multiple imaging modalities to assist intraoperative surgical guidance.

Self-healing material for soft machines

Self-healing material for soft machines

Scientists have developed a soft synthetic material that can heal itself within a second after damage.

Humanoid hands create safer human-robotics interactions

Humanoid hands create safer human-robotics interactions

Engineers have designed and developed a novel humanoid hand that may be able to help.

Space station motors powerful robotic prosthetic leg

Space station motors powerful robotic prosthetic leg

Researchers have developed robotic prosthetic legs which use motors that were originally designed for use on the robotic arm of the ISS.

3D hand-sensing wristband

3D hand-sensing wristband

Researchers have designed a wrist-mounted device and developed software that allows continuous tracking of the entire human hand in 3D.

Wearable sensor tracks biochemical data

Wearable sensor tracks biochemical data

Scientist are developing a patch that monitors the sweat of high performance athletes for medical information.

Progress in capture of biosignals for EEG

Progress in capture of biosignals for EEG

New electrode technology and AI analytics solve challenges in neurological emergency, acute and intensive care medicine.

BCI training reduces phantom limb pain

BCI training reduces phantom limb pain

Scientists used brain-computer-interface to train the brains of patients to reduce phantom-hand pain.

Genetic diseases research with quantum computing

Genetic diseases research with quantum computing

Scientists are harnessing the mind-bending potential of quantum computers to help us understand genetic diseases – even before quantum computers are a thing.

'Smart' breathalizer can reveal lung disease

'Smart' breathalizer can reveal lung disease

Using specialized nanoparticles, engineers have developed a way to monitor pneumonia or other lung diseases by analyzing the breath exhaled by the patient.

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.