(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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

UV light disinfection could prevent virus spread

UV light disinfection could prevent virus spread

A device capable of automatically disinfecting common surfaces could be a vital tool in virus and disease mitigation during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Microneedle patch delivers stem cells into tissue

Microneedle patch delivers stem cells into tissue

Researchers have developed a microneedle patch to deliver mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) into the skin.

Game helps neuroscientists understand second language learners

Game helps neuroscientists understand second language learners

Researchers found that a game could help scientists understand how second language learners learn a new language, and could even help them learn it faster.

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