Expert Corner

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

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.

The role of surgical 3D printing in hospitals

The role of surgical 3D printing in hospitals

More and more hospitals are entering the world of 3D printing in surgery as decision-makers and surgeons are realising the immense benefits for surgeons and patients alike.

Humanising wearable health technologies

Humanising wearable health technologies

Designer Leah Heiss considers her work as creating “emotional technologies”, i.e. wearable devices based on human-centred design principles. For her, empathy is everything!

Digital transformation: From sick care to proactive health care

Digital transformation: From sick care to proactive health care

“The digital transformation will make healthcare even more human. It will enable us to provide preventive and personalized healthcare!”