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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.

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High-tech clothing: Wearable health

High-tech clothing: Wearable health

Thanks to a variety of smart technologies, high-tech clothing today is capable of analyzing body functions or actively optimizing the microclimate.

Closer threats inspire a more primitive kind of fear

Closer threats inspire a more primitive kind of fear

Using VR to make threats appear near or far is what makes it harder to extinguish the fear of a close-up threat and more likely that you’ll have some long-term stress from the experience.

Sugar: Sweet way to 3D print blood vessels

Sugar: Sweet way to 3D print blood vessels

Scientists have developed a way of using laser-sintering of powdered sugars to produce highly detailed structures that mimick the body’s intricate, branching blood vessels in lab-grown tissues.

Robots could help injured workers recover

Robots could help injured workers recover

Training robots to guide injured workers through simulated tasks could make return-to-work evaluations and treatment programs more effective and accessible, according to researchers at the University of Alberta.

Smart fabrics with bioactive inks monitor body

Smart fabrics with bioactive inks monitor body

Researchers have developed biomaterial-based inks that respond to and quantify chemicals released from the body or in the surrounding environment by changing color.

Researchers successfully bioprint healthy new tissue

Researchers successfully bioprint healthy new tissue

New muscle has successfully been created in mice using a minimally invasive technique dubbed ‘intravital 3D bioprinting’.

Diabetes: 3D printed insoles hope for patients

Diabetes: 3D printed insoles hope for patients

Scientists claim that new 3D printed insoles can significantly improve the foot health of people suffering with diabetes.

Bioprinting nanoparticles for ovarian cancer immunotherapy

Bioprinting nanoparticles for ovarian cancer immunotherapy

Nanoengineers plan to develop an immunotherapy for ovarian cancer using 3D-bioprinted plant virus nanoparticles.

Machine learning predicts side effects from chemotherapy

Machine learning predicts side effects from chemotherapy

Researchers have developed a machine learning model that can predict chemotherapy-associated nephrotoxicity.

Neural network can determine lung cancer severity

Neural network can determine lung cancer severity

Researchers have created an artificial neural network that analyzes lung CT scans to provide information about lung cancer severity that can guide treatment options.

Towards an AI diagnosis like the doctor's

Towards an AI diagnosis like the doctor's

Researchers show how they can make an AI show how it's working, as well as let it diagnose more like a doctor, thus making AI-systems more relevant to clinical practice.

Virtual reality takes the 'work' out of workouts

Virtual reality takes the 'work' out of workouts

If you want to exercise harder, enjoy it more and feel it less, pull on a VR headset and plug in some upbeat tunes.

First AR minimally-invasive spine surgery

First AR minimally-invasive spine surgery

Dr. Frank Phillips, Professor and Director of the Division of Spine Surgery and the Section of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Rush University Medical Center, completed the first augmented reality (AR) minimally invasive spine surgery.

Ocutrx unveiled 8K AR surgery system

Ocutrx unveiled 8K AR surgery system

Ocutrx Vision Technologies has released a new system that provides the most modern options for surgery visualization designed to make it easier for surgeons to perform procedures.

Open-source robot makes sophisticated robotics available to all

Open-source robot makes sophisticated robotics available to all

Designed by a team at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and an institute of the Max Planck Society, the four-legged, dog-sized, torque-controlled Solo 8 robot can easily be replicated by research labs around the world.

Biohybrid model recreates respiration mechanics

Biohybrid model recreates respiration mechanics

Using soft robotic materials, scientists created a high-fidelity respiratory simulator that represents the interplay between between the diaphragm, abdomen and lungs.

AI guides exoskeletons to match terrain

AI guides exoskeletons to match terrain

Researchers have developed new software that can be integrated with existing hardware to enable people using robotic prosthetics to walk in a safer, more natural manner on different types of terrain.

Wearable monitors health using sweat

Wearable monitors health using sweat

Researchers have developed a device to monitor health conditions in the body using a person’s sweat.

Graphene sensors monitor food safety

Graphene sensors monitor food safety

Researchers are using high-resolution printing technology and the unique properties of graphene to make low-cost biosensors to monitor food safety and livestock health.

Smartwatch turns into biochemical monitoring system

Smartwatch turns into biochemical monitoring system

Engineers have designed a thin adhesive film that could upgrade a consumer smartwatch into a powerful health monitoring system.

Artificial skin makes robots sweat and heals wound

Artificial skin makes robots sweat and heals wound

Researchers have developed a smart surface that can actively and repeatedly release and reabsorb substances by environmental stimuli.

Brainlab acquires surgery game start up Level Ex

Brainlab acquires surgery game start up Level Ex

Brainlab announced the acquisition of Level Ex, a company that creates medical video games designed to advance the clinical skills of physicians and surgeons.

Gamifiction: FDA clears first game-based digital therapeutic

Gamifiction: FDA clears first game-based digital therapeutic

Akili announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted clearance for EndeavorRxTM (AKL-T01) as a prescription treatment for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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.