NEWS

VR supports the treatment of children with brain injury

VR supports the treatment of children with brain injury

Research confirms the efficiency of using computer-based programmes and virtual reality for improving children's attention and social skills.

AI may alter how doctors treat depression

AI may alter how doctors treat depression

Artificial intelligence may soon play a critical role in choosing which depression therapy is best for patients.

Operating with precision

Operating with precision

Researchers at the University of Stuttgart have developed a miniature laboratory the size of the tip of a needle.

Robot does superior job sampling blood

Robot does superior job sampling blood

In the future, robots could take blood samples, benefiting patients and healthcare workers alike.

VR reasearch reveals promising intervention in cancer treatment

VR reasearch reveals promising intervention in cancer treatment

The use of virtual reality can reduce anxiety and improve mood in women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.

Colon cancer: AI-based marker can improve quality of treatment

Colon cancer: AI-based marker can improve quality of treatment

Usind deep learning and digital scanning of conventional hematoxylin and eosin-stained tumor tissue sections, researchers have developed a clinically useful prognostic marker.

Parkinson’s: Patient treated with Deep Brain Stimulation device

Parkinson’s: Patient treated with Deep Brain Stimulation device

The first Parkinson's patient worldwide was treated with a new neurostimulator, which enables better, more personalized care for patients.

4D printed tiny needles that could replace hypodermic needles

4D printed tiny needles that could replace hypodermic needles

Rutgers University have devised a way to integrate microneedles with backward facing barbs, so that microneedle arrays can stay in place as long as needed.

Artificial pericardial tissue from the 3D printer

Artificial pericardial tissue from the 3D printer

In the PolyKARD project, biomimetic polymers are being developed that can imitate the mechanical properties of pericardial tissue.

Researchers develops revolutionary reversible 4D printing

Researchers develops revolutionary reversible 4D printing

Researchers revolutionised 4D printing by making a 3D fabricated material change its shape and back again repeatedly without electrical components.

Bioengineering living heart valves

Bioengineering living heart valves

Reserchers have made progress developing living heart valves that can grow with the body and integrate with the patient's native tissue.

A 3D printed sensor-operated prosthetic arm for toddlers

A 3D printed sensor-operated prosthetic arm for toddlers

A prototype for the first 3D-printed, sensor-operated prosthetic arm designed for toddlers under two years-old has been developed by UK engineers.

3D printed airway stents approved by FDA

3D printed airway stents approved by FDA

The patient-specific stents developed at Cleveland Clinic are designed using CT scans and proprietary 3D visualization software.

Deep learning model accurately identifies sleep stages

Deep learning model accurately identifies sleep stages

A deep learning model can identify sleep stages as accurately as an experienced physician.

AI & MRI look into the genome of brain tumors

AI & MRI look into the genome of brain tumors

Researcher have developed a computer method that uses MRI and machine learning to rapidly forecast genetic mutations in glioma tumors,

Deep learning, 3D tech create better drugs

Deep learning, 3D tech create better drugs

Researchers have designed a novel approach to use deep learning to better understand how proteins interact in the body.

Using AI to detect and grade prostate cancer

Using AI to detect and grade prostate cancer

Researchers have developed a method based on artificial intelligence for histopathological diagnosis and grading of prostate cancer.

AI and laser-based imaging system identify brain tumors

AI and laser-based imaging system identify brain tumors

A novel method of combining advanced optical imaging with an artificial intelligence algorithm produces accurate, real-time intraoperative diagnosis of brain tumors.

Smart algorithm finds possible future treatment for childhood cancer

Smart algorithm finds possible future treatment for childhood cancer

Using a computer algorithm, scientists at Uppsala University have identified a promising new treatment for neuroblastoma.

Is virtual reality not suited to visual memory?

Is virtual reality not suited to visual memory?

Researchers have found that virtual reality may interfere with visual memory.

Augmedics launches AR guidance system for surgery

Augmedics launches AR guidance system for surgery

Groundbreaking AR system allows surgeons to visualize anatomy in real time – as if they have “x-ray vision” – and accurately guide their instruments and implants.

Human ‘check engine’ lights not far away

Human ‘check engine’ lights not far away

A scientist thinks the future of health care looks like the blinking check engine light on the dashboard of your car.

Barking up the wrong tree with virtual reality

Barking up the wrong tree with virtual reality

Researcher used virtual reality to trick 20 patients with with intermittent arterial claudication, and discovered that they could suddenly walk much further.

VR could help flu vaccination rates

VR could help flu vaccination rates

Using a virtual reality simulation to show how flu spreads and its impact on others could be a way to encourage more people to get a flu vaccination.

VR and MR inferior to traditional learning in anatomy education?

VR and MR inferior to traditional learning in anatomy education?

A new study has shown that traditional ways of learning anatomy remain superior to those that rely on digital media.

Acoustically driven microrobot outshines natural microswimmers

Acoustically driven microrobot outshines natural microswimmers

Researchers developed a bullet-shaped, synthetic miniature robot which is acoustically propelled forward – a speeding bullet, in the truest sense of the word.

University starts drone transport program with UPS, Matternet

University starts drone transport program with UPS, Matternet

Drone service slated to begin February 2020, with goals of enhancing efficacy, reliability and predictability of delivering medical products between hospitals and laboratories.

A bionic “heart” for testing prosthetic valves

A bionic “heart” for testing prosthetic valves

Engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a biorobotic hybrid heart for testing prosthetic valves and other cardiac devices.

Children benefit from learning with social robots

Children benefit from learning with social robots

Research has shown that explaining aloud what you are learning, whether to yourself or to someone else, leads to a better understanding of the subject.

Using robotics technology to fight breast cancer

Using robotics technology to fight breast cancer

Various prototypes of 3D-printed biopsy robots could alleviate the suffering of patients and make breast cancer testing more accurate and efficient.

First robotic coronary angioplasties in Germany

First robotic coronary angioplasties in Germany

Robocath announces it has successfully completed its first robotic coronary angioplasties with R-One in Germany.

Smart patch automatically delivers insulin

Smart patch automatically delivers insulin

Researchers have developed a smart insulin-delivery patch that could one day monitor and manage glucose levels in people with diabetes and deliver the necessary insulin dosage.

A wearable monitor provides continuous blood pressure data

A wearable monitor provides continuous blood pressure data

Researchers are developing a revolutionary, portable blood pressure monitoring device that provides data continuously to patients.

Single-use biosensors ease remote monitoring

Single-use biosensors ease remote monitoring

BioIntelliSense announced the FDA Clearance of the BioSticker, the first single-use medical device enabling 30 days of dontinuous vital signs monitoring.

Aerospace tech finds new potential in biomedicine

Aerospace tech finds new potential in biomedicine

Sensors that have the potential to make aircraft safer could also be used to improve the lives of diabetics and those who rely on prosthetics.

Biosensors detect for tumors and dengue fever

Biosensors detect for tumors and dengue fever

Researchers have developed a tumor biosensing chip that can help determine the optimum dosage of chemotherapy required for a cancer patient.

Self-moisturising smart contact lenses

Self-moisturising smart contact lenses

Scientists have developed a contact lens that moisturizes the eye using tears in a reservoir behind the lower eyelid.

Online game has impact as “vaccine” against fake news

Online game has impact as “vaccine” against fake news

A game devised to make players better at spotting fake news and misinformation, has the intended effect in Sweden, Greece, Germany and Poland.

Sony’s smart OR platform gains FDA clearance

Sony’s smart OR platform gains FDA clearance

Sony Electronics has received clearance for the company's NUCLeUS™ Operating Room, Imaging Management and Collaboration Control platform.

Integrate micro chips for electronic skin

Integrate micro chips for electronic skin

First fully integrated flexible electronics made of magnetic sensors and organic circuits opens the path towards the development of electronic skin.

Research-backed games to train your brain

Research-backed games to train your brain

Researchers have designed and developed three digital games to help children and adults improve their cognitive skills.

Fabricated corneal tissue allows closer look at how eyes heal

Fabricated corneal tissue allows closer look at how eyes heal

Researchers used a microfluidic devices to fabricate tiny strands of collagen called fibrils to help further his team’s research on the eye’s repair process.

Using tumor-on-a-chip to find cancer drugs

Using tumor-on-a-chip to find cancer drugs

Researchers have developed a 'tumor-on-a-chip' that can better mimic the environment inside the body, paving the way for improved screening of potential cancer fighting drugs.

tectales • tagging medical technologies

Tectales aims to built 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 built 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.