Expert Corner

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

Rapid POCT for opioids in the bloodstream

Rapid POCT for opioids in the bloodstream

Point-of-care electrochemical sensors using revolutionary nanocarbon technology can rapidly test for opioid concentrations in the bloodstream.

Aerogel: the micro structural material of the future

Aerogel: the micro structural material of the future

In a research-first, scientists from Empa were able to 3D print stable well-shaped microstructures made from silica aerogels for use in biotechnology and precision engineering.

COVID-19 speeds up microfluidics development

COVID-19 speeds up microfluidics development

With soaring demand for point-of-care testing (POCT), microfluidics has been a pivotal resource as COVID-19 swept across the world.

Smart surgery - from technical fascination to clinical reality

Smart surgery - from technical fascination to clinical reality

Artificial intelligence is developing at an enormous speed and intelligent instruments will profoundly change surgery and medical interventions.

Augmented Reality in the OR: matching man and machine

Augmented Reality in the OR: matching man and machine

One of the crucial future technologies in surgery is Augmented Reality. Most experts agree that AR will increase safety and efficiency, improve surgical training and decrease costs.

Surgical data science: data-driven assistance in the OR

Surgical data science: data-driven assistance in the OR

In the next-generation operating room interconnected sensors will collect data, analyse it in real-time and make it available to digital assistance functions.