Expert Corner

Featured interviews and articles about the applications of emerging technologies in medicine.

3D biocomposites can repair large bone defects

3D biocomposites can repair large bone defects

Loosening hip implants can cause major damage to the bone and a simple replacement won’t suffice to carry the load during movements. Researchers have turned to bioprinting to solve this problem.

Hybrid materials advance wearable devices

Hybrid materials advance wearable devices

We spoke to wearables and medical device expert Professor John Rogers about the benefits, challenges, trends and innovation within the sector.

Enhanced safety and precision with semi-automatic milling systems

Enhanced safety and precision with semi-automatic milling systems

Professor Dr Henning Windhagen is a great fan of semi-automatic systems in the OR that help with implants but leave the surgeon in the driver’s seat.

Decentralized patient monitoring: Sensors quickly detect changes in vital signs

Decentralized patient monitoring: Sensors quickly detect changes in vital signs

The Fraunhofer Institutes project M³Infekt aims to develop a multi-modal, modular and mobile system of sensors for monitoring infectious diseases.

OR without surgeon: science fiction or realistic scenario?

OR without surgeon: science fiction or realistic scenario?

Dr Jan Stallkamp, Professor for Automation in Healthcare and Biotechnology, has a vision: robots that can treat patients more efficiently and more precisely than any human physician.

Microneedles: Nano-sized, huge impact

Microneedles: Nano-sized, huge impact

By downscaling needles tool to micrometer-size, researchers open even more areas of application for them, while bypassing some of the most important issues.

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