(Bio)Tech & IT

Advances in healthcare are strongly driven by information technology and (bio)engineering. We reports on the development of next-gen diagnostic and biotech tools such as CRIPSR and other smart technologies that transform the delivery of care. We also cover the progress of digitalization and the creating of cutting-edge IT solutions – from using big data to predict therapy responses to using blockchain to make sharing of medical data secure.

Monitoring sleep positions for a healthy rest

Monitoring sleep positions for a healthy rest

Researchers have developed a wireless, private way to monitor a person’s sleep postures using reflected radio signals from a small device mounted on a bedroom wall.

IoT results-oriented exercise system for social distancing

IoT results-oriented exercise system for social distancing

An IoT system that allows geneticists, nutritionists, clinicians and exercise physiologists to work together remotely encourages middle-aged and elderly people to train using Interval Walking Training.

Gamification: Intervention app may improve mental health

Gamification: Intervention app may improve mental health

A new randomized control trial has found that turning mobile mental health intervention into a smartphone game can potentially improve well-being.

CaproGlu: 'Biorubber' glue for faster surgical recovery

CaproGlu: 'Biorubber' glue for faster surgical recovery

Researchers have invented a new type of surgical glue that can help join blood vessels and close wounds faster and may also serve as a platform to deliver pain relief drugs.

Chatbots help decrease opioid use after surgery

Chatbots help decrease opioid use after surgery

A study showed that patients receiving messages from a chatbot used fewer opioids after fracture surgery, and their overall pain level fell, too.

A bacteria-grabbing smart capsule

A bacteria-grabbing smart capsule

Researchers have developed a 3D printed ingestable capsule that can capture samples throughout the gut and safely transport these outside the body for testing.

Using CRISPR to knock down gene messages

Using CRISPR to knock down gene messages

Researchers have harnessed CRISPR technology to target gene messages (messenger RNA) involved in early vertebrate

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