pediatrics

Pediatric burn patients: virtual reality as pain relief

Pediatric burn patients: virtual reality as pain relief

The use of smartphone-based VR games during dressing changes icould helps to relief the pain for pediatric patients.

Researchers use virtual reality to reach youth

Researchers use virtual reality to reach youth

Researchers found that patients participating in VR sessions experienced reduced levels of anxiety and depression.

3D printing helps surgeons correct birth defect

3D printing helps surgeons correct birth defect

Lifelike fetal 3D models show anatomical details that help surgeons prepare and predict challenges for delicate and complicated surgery.

Robots benefit special education students

Robots benefit special education students

Researchers have discovered that primary school children in both regular and special needs schools make strides when they learn together with a robot.

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.

Sticker detects cystic fibrosis in newborn's sweat

Sticker detects cystic fibrosis in newborn's sweat

Researchers have developed a novel skin-mounted sticker that absorbs sweat and then changes color to provide an accurate, easy-to-read diagnosis of cystic fibrosis within minutes.

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