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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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Glove translates sign language into speech in real time

Glove translates sign language into speech in real time

Bioengineers have designed a glove-like device that can translate American Sign Language into English speech in real time through a smartphone app.

Neural networks helps grow artificial organs

Neural networks helps grow artificial organs

Researchers have developed a neural network capable of recognizing retinal tissues during the process of their differentiation in a dish.

First cochlear implants with lighting array

First cochlear implants with lighting array

Researchers combine for the first time gene therapy in the cochlea with optical cochlear implants to optogenetically activate the auditory pathway in gerbils.

mhealth: App diagnoses sleep apnea

mhealth: App diagnoses sleep apnea

Computer science students designed an Android application, which helps to identify the signs of sleep apnea at home.

Robotic textiles could enable new mechanotherapy

Robotic textiles could enable new mechanotherapy

A new smart fabric that can be inflated and deflated by temperature-dependent liquid-vapor phase changes could enable a range of medical therapeutics.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wearables offer continuous monitoring for COVID-19

Wearables offer continuous monitoring for COVID-19

Researchers caution that consumer wearables are not sophisticated enough to monitor the complicated illness.

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.

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.

Micro-LEDs and photovoltaic device power implants

Micro-LEDs and photovoltaic device power implants

Researchers have developed a method to power medical implants using an active photonic wireless system.

Nanotechnology: injectable liquid retina prosthesis

Nanotechnology: injectable liquid retina prosthesis

Researchers have developed an artificial liquid retinal prosthesis to counteract the effects of diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration.

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.

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